The same is true now that I'm a longarm quilter. Most often the quilt I'm quilting at the moment is my favorite. My technical skills increase with time and practice. I become better at helping the piecer make the best choice for thread colors and quilting designs, often having to consider time and financial limitations. Maybe I purchased a new pantograph or a new ruler that fascinates me.
I quilted this quilt over six months ago, and yet it was hard to narrow down the number of pictures I wanted to share because I love it so. In the near future, you will see pictures of the companion quilt. I knew when I started this that there would be two similar quilts. Both with the same fabrics and the same design. One of them, Ann wanted quilted tightly, to be hung on the wall. The other she wanted softer, to be used as a lap quilt.
The left side of this sketch shows the vertical and hortizontal lines 1/2" apart, and pebbling between the outer edge of the petals and the ring surrounding them. The right side shows the lines 1" apart and pebbling only in the centers of the flowers.
several detail shots