My friend Julie quit her day job several years ago to run her own machine quilting business. She used to be in corporate sales, but it’s been so long, I can’t even remember what she used to sell. Ever since she went out on her own, she has been so busy that you have to wait awhile to get your quilts back from her. I gave her three quilts in January, and got them back already a couple weeks ago.
First is my girly quilt, made from Ava Rose fabrics by Tanya Whelan.
I just wanted a simple meandering on this one because I like the look of the simple patchwork just the way it is.
The next quilt is one of the Christmas quilts I finished at the end of last year. I did simple patchwork piecing with a stack of charms.
After I attached the borders, I didn’t like it because the borders were simple solids in what felt like old-fashioned colors to me, not really my style. So I asked Julie to work her magic, which you can see she certainly did, especially in that green border.
Finally, another Christmas quilt in simple patchwork but with fabrics that I loved loved loved. The designs were cool, and the colors were rich, making this quilt feel warm and festive.
Her wicked quilting shows up better if I show you a photo of the back.
I didn’t think I would have enough time to finish these three quilt on my own, so I gave them to Julie, knowing she would make me proud. Doesn’t she do amazing work? I’m so excited to attach the binding and finish these beauties. I think they are destined to make gifts this year, which will be fun to give out.