First in the quilt parade, the Lighthouse Quilt - QFC Boy's Home Quilt #2:
Lighthouse Block w/McTavishing quilting in the interior of the block
Outside blue border and picture frame burgundy border
Alternating pinwheel block with more McTavishing and stipple quilting in the 'cloud' triangles
This is another QFC quilt top that was designed and created by one of our members and then sent to me to quilt on the longarm. Initially, I was struggling trying to figure out how to quilt it. After I added a blue marble border to the entire perimeter of the quilt, this gave me more quilting options and I had enough extra fabric for matching binding.
Once I decided on the thread color to match this same blue marbled border, I followed it through the entire quilt, which gave it even more of a 'boy' feel as a nice side effect. I did opt to quilt the lighthouse blocks w/clear monopoly because I didn't want the blue thread to detract from the embroidered lighthouse, and I think that was a good choice.
And here' the finished quilt:
Coming off the frame - has now been bound, gently washed and ready to ship!
QFC Boy's Home Quilt #3 - the Monopoly Quilt:
Lots of challenging FUN with this one!
Since I quilted this top sideways, it gave even more quilting perspective when finished...
Another challenging quilt but once I got started McTavishing, (after several hours of SID w/clear monopoly) I really had a blast quilting this quilt and I think it turned out surprisingly well. You tell me:
Off the frame w/double-fold binding attached and turned, ready for the final blind-stitching
It's ready for the final stitch down and I'm ready for bed!
This will wait 'till evening - catch ya'll later...
UPDATE: 10/7/2012: Binding stitched down, gently laundered, label attached and ready to ship ;-)