Long Arm Quilting – Stripper Quilt Finish

Stripper Quilt?!? What has Melissa been doing?

I promise, I have only been quilting, not stripping. 3 years ago I was part of a fun group of quilters who called themselves Stripper Quilters because we each made block strips for each other over the course of a year to make fabulous, fun and scrappy quilts. I pieced my top in January of 2014 and never quilted it because it was 80×80 and that was too big for me to wrestle through my domestic machine. Well now that Spike is here, I have run out of excuses not to finish it!  All that’s left is the binding and given how I feel about quilt bindings…well that could take awhile, but at least the quilting is done.

Rainbow Stripper Quilt - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.comIt is really hard to photograph the quilting on the white background, lucky for me the backing is a nice dark blue and the quilting popped beautifully. I did this quilt with a different fill on each row so that I could show customers what different fills would like like and given them ideas for how they might like their quilts done.

Row One - Stripper Quilt - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.comThe outside border has a nice wishbone motif, I wanted to be able to show lots of different ideas and what might work for different quilts. The second border has continuous feathers that go around the entire quilt. Not bad for my first attempt at feathers if I do say so myself. The first stripper row has my take on Vicki Swirls – which are done by my good friend Vicki from Orchid Owl Quilts.

Row Two - Stripper Quilt - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.comRow two are my flames. One of my favorite designs so far. I love the gentle echoes and think the design has so much potential for a quilting.

Row Three - Stripper Quilt - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.comRow three starts with pebbles (pictured above) and then fades into paisley (pictured below) and back to pebbles. Showing how designs can be mixed together for different textural effects.

Row Three - Stripper Quilt - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.comThis row was lots of fun to quilt.

Row Four - Stripper Quilt - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.comRow four is this fun triangle design, they look like fireworks or starbursts to me. Can’t wait to do this design again! I love angular designs.

Row Five - Stripper Quilt - http://sewbittersweetdesigns.comRow five is an echo heart design.

I really enjoyed quilting this one, I learned so much on it and even got to FaceTime my Innova rep in Italy when I had issues, talk about amazing customer service! She is on a two month vacation and took time out to help me. Truly awesome people work for Innova.

This summer I will start taking customer quilts and I am so excited about it!

Have a great day!

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8 Responses to Long Arm Quilting – Stripper Quilt Finish

  1. Very cool to see the stitching on the back. Glad you love your Innova. I have many UFO’s that I am trying to finish. Yours isn’t that old!

  2. Peggyinno says:

    Wow, what a great finish! Love to rainbow of colors and different blocks on the front, BUT, that back is the show piece! Great idea to do each row with a different motif. Now get that binding on so you can enjoy this quilt before it turns into an antique!! If I lived close to you, I would volunteer to do the binding for you! I love doing binding!!

  3. Susan says:

    It’s so hard to believe you just started doing all these things! Your work already looks so professional!

  4. What a great idea. I love your quilting motifs. Great job.

  5. Vicki in MN says:

    Great designs, you are doing wonderful!!

  6. Kathleen says:

    Beautiful! Your quilting seems to sparkle!

  7. Jo Ferguson says:

    It’s sensational. You and Spike are quite the team.

  8. Michele says:

    Beautiful job!! Great idea to show off your quilting!!

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