Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This is it...my last customer quilt!

Oh this is so hard for me.  Here it is....my last customer quilt.  


Becky's Urban Nine Patch was a gem to quilt up!  I love everything about this quilt....the design...the colors...the layout.


Like I said, this is my last customer quilt.  I've got so many emotions going through me right now.  


Check out the feathers for this quilt!  They worked perfectly and even if you may not be into feathers....you can't tell me they don't look fantastic on this quilt!  

  
I went back and forth as to what design to do for the open white area in Becky's quilt and after a good night sleep, settled on my feather/swirl all over design.  I didn't feel it needed more that that because the scalloped border is fantastic enough!!


This quilt took me about 14 hours to quilt up.  A lot of stitching in the ditch but very worth it!


I love how the little white square looks like an art deco tile.



 I may just ask Becky for this one back for Market someday.  It's so beautiful!  Becky's piecing was phenomenal!  

...and just in case you were wondering, my quilting posts will not end here.  I've got plenty of my own creations to quilt up!  

My Professional Lonarm Quilting Business has been an amazing experience, some good and some not so good.  I've had lot's and lot's of experiences good and bad that have happened along the way.  I've met some amazing quilters and have developed priceless friendships.  They've taught me so much and I'm so grateful for them.  I love how longarm quilting has pushed me to be creative beyond anything I could have ever imagined.  I love what's to come and have been truly blessed with my career path.  I hope that I can in some way or another use my longarm quilting skills to teach and inspire others somehow, someday and probably at another time.  

Okay...so I guess this is it!

Look out for "Curves Ahead"!!

 ~Jenny~

55 comments:

felice said...

Amazingly beautiful quilting! I am so sorry to hear you will not be professionally long arm quilting any longer. You do such beautiful work!

Lee said...

Congratulations on your last customer quilt, Jenny! It's a gorgeous one to end on. I'm sure you have many fun and beautiful things to come. : )

Quilting Dee said...

Your quilting is so amazing. Sharing it with us is awesome! I have so enjoyed following your work. Every quilt puts a smile on my face. I look forward to your new things.

Peggy said...

Your quilting is beautiful! Some of the best I've seen in a long time. I quit doing longarm quilting for clients about 12 years ago and just quilt for myself now. It took me a year to finish up my waiting list. It was the right decision for me and I'm sure it will be for you too. The daily grind of standing at a machine really does a number on the body. I'm still paying for my years of steady quilting. Best of luck and I look forward to seeing your quilts. Pace yourself though! ;)

ImaQuilter4 said...

How do you feel about teaching long arm quilting at Quilt Shows? I know I would love to hear how you decide on designs. I look forward to more patterns for the QCR.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Jenny!!!! Each quilt is more gorgeous than the last one...I love your quilting on this

Teresa in Music City said...

I certainly hope this is not the last of your quilting that we get to see Jenny! You have inspired me SO MUCH!!! And not just in quilting, but in your fun and original designs too. Congratulations on ending up one successful endeavor, and best wishes on embarking on the next! :)

Vicki in MN said...

YIKES-it is sooo beautiful!! You choose just the perfect quilting for it. You are truly an inspiration to many of us!

Leeanne said...

Stunning! I'm glad to hear we will still get the pleasure of your blog posts. Best wishes for your new road to your life.

Ginny Chung said...

I love love the pattern. I now want to do this pattern too.

The quilting is AMAZING - great job.

Ginny Chung said...

I love love the pattern. I now want to do this pattern too.

The quilting is AMAZING - great job.

Sue said...

I admire your longarm quilting. How lucky for the people who have a little piece of your talent in their quilts. Your patterns are spectacular too, hard to pick a favorite, but that Nine Patch, wow!

Laura Davies said...

Beautiful! I love it! So what will you be doing now?

M.W. said...

This quilt is just spectacular!
Beautiful beyond words.
If I could quilt 1/4th this good I would be thrilled. Again beautiful work.
Shawn

Dawn White said...

Your last customer quilt is a stunner, Jenny! I always fantasized about having you quilt a quilt for me. Guess it won't happen now but I'm so happy that you are following your heart and branching out in new directions. And I'm glad your blog followers will still get to see examples of your superb quilting!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Just stunning!!

Claudia said...

Beautiful quilting...as they all are !!!...
I will be anxious to hear about your new ventures... !
Happy Thanksgiving.

Эльвира said...

очень красивое покрывало, восхищает ваша точность в сборке и цветосочетание:)

Crickets Corner said...

Another amazing quilt that your quilting has turned into an extraordinary example of what an artist can do when allowed free reign to produce their vision. I admit that I am being selfish and will miss seeing your artistry. I could always count on seeing a beautiful quilt brought to life by your creativity but glad to know you are following your heart toward your dreams.

Tammy said...

Amazing quilting on this one! Even though I'm disappointed I won'y have the chance for you to quilt one of my quilts, I'm happy for you that you are on the path you want to be on. We look forward to seeing what you reveal to us in the future!

Saskia (knitandpatch) said...

This Quilt is so wonderful. I love the colours Becky used and your quilting fits perfectly!
I wish you all the best for your new way you will go now!
Saskia

kitty said...

Amazingly beautiful quilting on this wonderful quilt! A true masterpiece!! Looking forward to see where your new path is taking you!

Jeanie said...

Just beautiful and quite an outstanding finale! Good luck in your future endeavors!

Jessica Kovach said...

Jenny, your quilting is amazing!!! I so look forward to seeing how you quilt your own quilts.

Barb Morgan said...

Inspiring! Beautiful!

Pat Broe said...

Gorgeous quilt and quilting! Looking forward to the curves ahead ... :) Pat

Hannele said...

Your quilting is absolutely fabulous!

Lorette Cole said...

Gorgeous quilting on an already beautiful quilt. Good luck in whatever you do beyond quilting for others. I do hope you continue to blog... we've all learned so much from your quilting!

Quiltingranny said...

I have always loved what you wind up doing. I hope to someday have a long arm, but I will NOT use it for a business, to many picky people who are not very nice! I can't wait to see what you do next!

Melissa Corry said...

It is just stunning!!! What an amazing journey. And I can't wait to hear more about Curves Ahead!!

Rebecca Grace said...

Wow... I did not see that coming, not from someone as talented as you. Of course this last customer quilt is a stunner. Your choices were spot-on, and the finished quilt is so much more because of what you added to it.

It makes me sad to hear that you're done with your longarm business, though. Reading between the lines, perhaps imagining what isn't there -- but my heart tells me that there may have been some unpleasant experiences with unreasonable or ungrateful customers, those who undervalued you or made you doubt your worth, who sucked the joy out of the creative process for you. Anyone who has attempted to FMQ a large quilt himself or herself, either on a domestic or longarm machine, can appreciate the care, skill, and artistry that went into each and every customer's quilt.

I hope that this door is closing for you because something even better is around the next bend. Teaching others could be very rewarding, both for you AND your students, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you quilt for yourself now that you aren't tied up with quilting for others. In a very real way, you give up your own hobby when you start sewing for others, and you deserve to have yours back again.

Hugs, and don't be a stranger! :-)

Little Quilt Shop said...

I am so amazed at your quilting...and I just put my ad in the local paper to venture out to quilt for others on my Gamill...I even told someone about your web page and your inspiration in my quilting life!!....so I am sad to see you leave this side of your Quilting Journey....you must be in such high demand...God bless you and I will continue to come to your webpage...I have it posted on my webpage as a link I love it so much!! Karen

Barbara O. said...

That's stunning, congrats on this beautiful work!

Becky said...

Oh, Jenny! The quilting is stunning...absolutely perfect. You've turned this quilt into a masterpiece! I'm so in love with it. I'm honored have a Jenny quilted quilt.
Should you decide to do customer quilts again I hope I can be first on your list. :)
You have inspired me to branch out and try custom quilting my own quilts.

Lisa said...

You do amazing work and seem to really enjoy the process. You might consider special orders in the future as a quilt artist. Good luck in your future endeavors but consider your true artist love for a happy heart!

Sherril said...

I love your work and I also love you and your beautiful family!!!

G. said...

I have always enjoyed viewing your Longarm design work and look forward to hearing about your new adventures. I am certain that bringing in the new curve tool and patterns has a created a different path for you. I was excited to see that Connecting Threads is now carrying your curve ruler and some patterns. Congratulations as I am sure there is more to come. All the best in your future endeavors.

Teresa Silva said...

Well you sure did your last customer quilt up right! Like you do everything you do. I look forward to your future projects! Thanks for always sharing your work with all of us. You are truly inspiring!!!

Sharon said...

this turned out so great! your quilting is amazing. I really love how she pieced the border on this quilt. very cool design.
what are you doing next? not giving up quilting, I hope? you are too talented.

Becky Schultz said...

Becky, you are a lucky lady to have such a beautiful quilt in your home (once it gets there). Your color choice is beautiful and Jenny's quilting is just beautiful as always :D

April's Creations NC said...

Another beautiful job!

Little Island Quilting said...

Huge loss to the world of long arming but am sure whatever comes next will be just as fabulous.

Malini said...

Wow! This quilt is just awesome! I love feathers, your choice for feathers on the white area is just perfect.

This quilt is special in piecing because Becky added those scalloped edges, I will have to give that a try sometime. Your quilting is just outstanding!

Good luck with your future career path.

colourdujour said...

Seeing your progress has inspired me to use Urban Nine Patch for Andover's Downton Abby. Thanks for for sharing with us your steps in quilting, and look forward seeing your next endeavors.

Penny Pickles said...

I absolutely love the border on this quilt. Do you have a tutorial on your site on how to create the curved border? Or, do I have to be smart enough to figure it out? :)

Becky said...

Thanks, Becky! I'm do excited to get his quilt back. It is one of my favorites.

Mama Pea said...

It's so beautiful! I wish this one was mine, too!

Debra C said...

This is so amazing, both the pattern and the quilting. I've just discovered you and this is your last customer quilt. As amazing as your quilting is I'm sure you'll be missed. May your future journey bring you great joy.

Debra C said...

This is so amazing, both the pattern and the quilting. I've just discovered you and this is your last customer quilt. As amazing as your quilting is I'm sure you'll be missed. May your future journey bring you great joy.

Maria Wallin said...

Beautiful quilting on an equally beautiful quilt! What a lovely way to tie up your longarm quilting service. I have to say I'll miss seeing those posts though, you always do such amazing work.

Karen said...

Jenny the quilt is just stunning... The pattern, fabric and quilting are perfect. What a lovely way to close the door on this aspect of your career. Just wanted to thank you for all the inspiration that you dabble among us bloggers. I turn to your blog for quilting inspiration when I'm stumped on what to do. I love your upbeat attitude and honesty. Looking forward to riding along to the next phase. Happy Thanksgiving. Karen on Keuka

Karin said...

stunning as usual! I am bummed now that I didn't have you quilt a quilt for me!

Margaret said...

This is the most beautiful quilt I have ever seen! The piecing is gorgeous in and of itself (and my favorite color combo!). But the quilting - oh my goodness!! I love following your blog - all your work is inspirational!

Jenny Schechinger said...

I'm totally with Penny Pickles--how in the world can i make that border. i think ive FINALLy gotten the inspiration i need to finish my Curve it up sampler quilts. assuming i can figure it out! oh and the quilting is amazing! (as always)

Bec said...

Beautiful quilt and your quilting is spectacular! Such talent!