This is all on the Juki. I quilt on the long arm yes - and for some reason when I go to the Juki people start to wonder if I don't like my long arm or if I cannot do on my longarm what I do on my Juki. Well, the truth of the matter is I am on my feet all day and I just like to sit down and quilt! Also I don't have room or funds for two long arms, so the Juki is a way for me to have a personal project going and client projects going at the same time without me having to put one of the two away. I'll work on a clients project during the day and mine at night and/or the weekends.
Here are a few shots of what I was working on...
Sometimes I'll try out a design on a smaller project on the Juki first and work out how I'm going to go about execution of that particular element. Keeping in mind that the way I quilt it on the long arm is different than the sewing machine. So these are winding curling feathers that I'm planning to incoporate on a larger quilt I'm working on. This is Glide thread and Hobbs 80/20 batt.
Here's a shot of my current quilty project - crummy lighting from a 2am Instragram picture I took on Easter morning...I want to incoporate the above winding curly feathers and possibly some painting on this quilt. I am realizing that quilts are much more organic for me if I build them as I go versus planning the entire thing out ahead of time. I actually planned this quilt with a completely different border structure. It was all paper pieced and sort of had a peacock theme. But I got bored - fast. So I started to build the borders freely and it was so much more enjoyable! Also - lots of space for quilting. :)
I'm all about loud colors right now after working on my giant applique quilt - which was mostly white or off white. I had made the quilt to show but I am just so sick of it I cannot finish it right now. I have a stack of quilts like that at the moment! :)
In other news I had attempted to make a second blog with art related content and soon after realized that I don't have time to keep up with two blogs! LOL I may or may not elaborate on it - who knows. I have creative ADD and limited free time so the mood may strike me to get going on it or I may abandon it all together. :) In any case my art work and quilts kind of mesh together...
Painting and art journaling! :) More obsessions. Also making Disney dresses and scrap booking Disney. There is not enough time in the day for my many projects. :)
So that is the randomness that is going on in my creative life right now! Client quilt-wise, I'm working this week on marking and loading up Barbara's quilt. It will be intensely quilted and it is HUGE so it will be on the frame a while. Likely next post will be a few inprogress shots! :)