Longarm Quilting Service.
Babylock Crown Jewel Instructor.
West Richland WA
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Now for something a little bit different.

Today I thought I would share with you something a little bit different. My oldest daughter had prom this Saturday and the darling girl actually agreed to allow myself and my dear friend Annie to make her dress, but not just any prom dress mind you... but a QUILTED prom dress!!!

Now she did have one stipulation, if she didn't like the dress she would be allowed to purchase a dress to wear to prom, I agreed because after all, it is her senior prom, her last one. The one that MATTERS!

Now my first disclaimer is this I CAN NOT and DO NOT sew clothing, Oh hell no! But I am lucky enough that my friend Annie just happens to be an excellent seamstress! So she handled the construction phase, while I did the actual quilting and crystallizing of the dress. And like a dummy I didn't get a single shot of the dress on the frame!

Instead I have these photos to share, No mind you prom is not for a couple of days, these are of Torrie this evening after a day in outside in the rain taking photos for her school....

 This is a close up of the bodice area before the crystals were put on. You can see the quilting fairly well in this shot, but it really doesn't do much for the dress....
 This is my lovely daughter, like I said she spent all day in the rain taking photos for yearbook! I will post better pictures after Prom!
 This is the quilting down the thigh, it tapers off at the knee, it is the same floral design as the bodice.
 This is the bodice, filled out and with crystals, I had to be very careful of the floral placement when stitching this... did not want any awkward flower centers....

And the back, the band is quilted as well as the straps.

Oh and the good news, she loves it!
Thanks for stopping by today...
Happy Quilting,

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Show and Tell

Spring! It is finally spring in these parts! That means rain, more rain, then wind, lots and lots of wind and occasionally the sun comes out then goes away! I am so happy it is spring! I have not had time to work in the garden though. I have been having a blast working on customer quilts, going to the quilt show and enjoying my birthday. Oh and a trip to Seattle to the University of Washington Campus where my oldest will be attending collage in the fall!

 The cherry trees were in full bloom and it was an amazing day!
 This is Delores's quilt, she wanted simple quilting on it so I did a stitch in the ditch around the stars then a simple loops and stars in the log cabin. She was very happy. Sometimes even though we may think a quilt needs lots of quilting. To match the customers budget we go simple. And in this case simple was great for this quilt!
 Janelle's baby quilt. This was for a co-workers baby. Again budget said meander. So meander I did!
 Another of Janelle's quilts. For another co-workers baby... I am thinking I am glad I don't work there because the is SOMETHING in the water!!! Again, budget said meander. Both quilts turned out lovely!
 This is Terra's Lonestar. I love quilting for Terra. Her quilts are always pieced perfectly flat, oh my she has the flattest seams I have ever seen! I got to have fun with this one, did not go completely crazy because as with all my customer quilts last week. Budget played a roll. I did enjoy working on the feathers because I got to use my new LED black lights. That white thread just glowed. Never has quilting white on white been so easy!
 The first feather I did I used a blue pounce.. you can still see a tint of blue.
 This one was done freehand, again with the over head lights off and my black lights on. I could have a lot of fun with that!
 So, after finishing those four quilts I decided it was time to work on one of my own. This quilt is for a contest... and Yes it is another Peacock quilt~
 Lot and lot of tiny blocks and metallic thread...

Oh and to not forget my birthday.. Torrie made me a sign to go over the door to my sewing room. Although she did ask me if I could feather the hearts. I think I will do that this weekend so we can get it hung!

Well, that's all the show and tell for this week.
I have more coming soon!