I was planning on quilting my brother’s wedding quilt myself. However, it turned out bigger than I expected and I decided that a quilt for a special occasion probably wasn’t the best thing to be doing my second ever Free Motion Quilting on (especially when previous FMQ has been limited to a very small table topper)…
Now, when you live in Papua New Guinea, getting a quilt quilted by a professional requires some logistics. A quick web search of Long-arm quilters near Cairns lead me to Fiona of Quilting by Fiona. It turns out she’s in Townsville, which is a few hours drive from Cairns, so we didn’t get to meet in person. I have to say that she was a pleasure to work with. I posted her the quilt when I arrived in Cairns and she quilted it. Since we were returning to PNG and I was worried about the quilt getting back to Cairns in time I asked Fiona to send the quilt to my Mum in Perth. She did this and then sent me some pictures so I could see what she had done.
I have permission to share her photos with you.
As you can see she very kindly squared up the quilt and made and added the binding for me also. It’s ready to be sewn down when I get to Perth in a few months time. She also makes custom labels and ours has turned out really well. I’m not showing you that one since it’s got everyone’s last names on it 😛
We decided on stylized hearts for the quilting.
I cannot wait to see this in person!
I overheard Gorgeous Girl having a conversation with my knitted sheep’s head this morning (it’s just a disembodied head at this stage). I’m hoping this means the finished object will be a success. Apparently the sheep thinks the ears I’ve knitted for him (but not sewn on yet) are too big…