Custom Longarm Quilting
This is a wedding quilt I designed, pieced and custom quilted for my nephew and his bride. I used the Metro Rings pattern and the Quick Curves ruler to make the double wedding ring blocks.
How to pick quilting designs
When deciding on the quilting motif, it helps to know a little bit about who the quilt is for. My SIL said the couple were young hipsters, so I tried to keep that in mind when deciding on the quilting design. He plays drum in a band and they both have tattoos and ride motorcycles so I wanted something more graphical so I went with a Celtic/Egyptian/Art Deco feeling.
Most of the pictures were taken while this was on the longarm, so you may see chalk marks, unquilted areas and batting with no binding on the edges.
I quilted the solid blue corner areas as if they were pieced:
You Should Name Your Quilts!
You should definitely name your quilts - it will help you remember them and picture them in your mind. The large triangles in the border represent the Tennessee mountains where the couple live so I named this quilt Wedding Rings in the Tennessee Mountains.
I used a combination of stencils, longarm quilting rulers and freehand quilting.
My favorite way to express my creativity is with fabric. Join me as I share my journey with you. I hope you'll be inspired to create something too!