Here I was being goofy with Orlando Bloom:
Here I was being goofy at a quilt show. I believe that if I crop half my body in a picture, it takes 50 lbs off!
Here is a picture from the olden days, when I was a goofy cheerleader:
And here is the back of a quilt I did for Road to California. Ok, here maybe I was being a show-off!
For the most part, I believe my machine quilting should enhance a quilt, not over-take it. For the most part, I don't think a machine quilter should be a show-off. For example, look at this pretty quilt.
The piecer put a lot of time and effort into this quilt. I love the contrasting colors in these beautiful batik designs.
So I quilted a simple freehand design and changed threads throughout to match and enhance the fabrics.
That way my machine quilting didn't over-take the quilt, just enhanced it.
And the graphic layout of the quilt was not lost. The machine quilter wasn't a show-off, you see.
And in the back, I picked subtle colors there too, so it didn't detract from the beautiful fabric.
You see...same freehand design throughout, just different threads to match. Hey, wait a minute, who's that sleeping on the job???
Why, it's the Purse Dog of course, sunbathing in my quilt studio!