Reach for the Stars: Quilted!

The New Year has gotten off to a grand start. Yesterday I picked up Catch a Falling Starmy version of Terri Krysan’s Reach for the Stars sampler quiltfrom longarm quilter Loretta Orsborn of Orsborn Specialty Quilting, and I have been swooning with delight ever since. I’ve long admired Loretta’s quilting skills, having seen several examples of her work in quilt shows over the last few years, and was overjoyed when she agreed to work her magic on my quilt. She is equally skilled at digitized and free-motion quilting, and I was eager to have both on display.

On the day I took my quilt top and backing to Loretta’s studio, we spent at least two hours looking at quilting motifs, discussing options, and choosing threads. We made a lot of decisions but I gave Loretta carte blanche to make changes and asked her to incorporate as much free motion quilting as she desired.

Take a look at her lovely work:

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More pictures to come, I promise. These are the photos Loretta sent me when she finished the quilting. The battery on my brand new digital camera is charging as I write this. As soon as the camera is ready to use, I’ll take lots of photos and get them posted. In the meantime, I’m going to start working on the binding.




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10 Responses to Reach for the Stars: Quilted!

  1. Rosemary Martens says:

    I love the colors in this quilt and the quilting is exquisite….Beautiful!

  2. Rebecca says:

    It is absolutely gorgeous quilting from what we can see but you had already done a fabulous job for her to enhance.

  3. AnnMarie says:

    Wow! Your quilt is outstanding! You must be so happy with the quilting.

  4. Margaret says:

    The quilting is absolutely lovely. I can’t wait to see the entire quilt.

  5. Yvonne says:

    One word – WOW what beautiful quilting, but your quilt is lovely as well.

  6. Lisa says:

    Stunningly gorgeous!

  7. OMG – that was a fast turnaround, especially for having so much custom freehand work done. Or maybe more time has slipped by me than I realize… How many times have you gone and spread it out and looked it over since you received it? I bet you can’t count. It is beautiful and I can’t wait to see all of your photos!

  8. Jeanne Ann says:

    Looks like Loretta did it justice! Beautiful!

  9. Diane says:

    These photos are a tease! We want more!! This is obviously the work of two masters – you and Loretta. So incredibly lovely!

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