Last year I was invited to the Carletonville Quilters regional meeting for a 'show and tell' and during that visit I volunteered to free motion quilt 'Charlotte's Quilt' for the husband of a lady who had passed away.
It was my very first volunteer project AND my first experience quilting for someone else. It was a true honor and I loved to work on that quilt. I had hoped that once others would see it, that they would call on me again to FMQ their quilts for them. To see a lot of close up pictures of Charlotte's Quilt, click HERE.
Soon after they had shown that quilt during their next meeting, Heather contacted me saying she loved what I had quilted and that she had a little quilt she wanted me to free motion quilt for her.
I was so excited! A few things came up that prevented me from starting right away but a couple of weeks ago, I finally got the quilt and I started right away. Here is Heather's beautiful disappearing nine patch quilt. I loved her fabric choices! It screamed Look At Me!!!
She gave me some guidelines of what she wanted me to quilt, but in the end I made a few suggestions and from there I had free reign and quilted what I thought best.
I kept to the leafy designs she initially suggested within the sashing and borders and extend that design within the block with a custom motif that I think ties in well with the rest of the quilt.
She chose not to see any progress pictures, so I was rather nervous after I was done if she would like it, but when she phoned me after getting her quilt she was over the moon and completely happy with what I have quilted. Happy happy day!!
I offered to do everything from the basting right through to the binding, and I am so glad I did! This way I had the chance of seeing the quilt completed.
Note to Heather, thank you so much for allowing me to work on your quilt, I had a lot of fun! Your quilt is truly beautiful and loved every second I spent quilting it. I look forward to quilting for you again!
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