Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
This customer is working ahead. I'm SURE her valentine quilt will be bound and up by Valentine's Day 2011.
This is a neat heart quilt. I quilted it with a pantograph of hearts and flowers designed by Patricia Ritter.Isn't it a romantic panto?
I'd love to quilt it on one of my own quilts.
My customer found the pattern on-line here. You, too, could have a quilt in time for Valentine's day if you start cutting....today.
white Isacord thread, 80/20 batting
Another Edge to Edge pantograph. Leaf Flurries. Mother Goose colored thread.
My husband was sweet and hung this up by himself; I asked him to hang it and then expected him to ask for help. It is a little difficult to do with just one person. He did great; it was just upside down. So it it looks a little odd it's because the loose edge is on the top. :)
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
My customer finished the embroidery years ago and is now trying to finish her old projects.
I love the texture created by the all-over feather.
Cream thread shows the quilting very nicely.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I experimented with many of my computer patterns to see how they sewed out. Then did a variety of crosshatch sizes in the alternate busy fabric blocks. I'd really like to do one of these for myself.
This is a charity quilt that was put together in our guild. I brought home the top, back and batting and Monday I will give them back the quilted quilt then someone else will do the binding. It works out great. I'll pick up another one that is ready to quilt and so on....
This turned out beautiful.
cotton/poly batting 80/20
custom computer quilting
the whole story: my other blog.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
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Sunday, September 26, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
I designed and donated the fabric and my friends sewed this top together for charity. Here it is before it is sewn completely. It was large 4-patches that are then cut across like this tutorial shows. (the sizes are different though.)
Since I needed to try out a new pattern on the long arm I tried it out here. First it was recommended that it is basted with water soluble thread; then quilted. Here you can see where I got to play before doing the fans.
Before washing, with both of the quilting completed; basting and baptist fan.
Here it is after washing:
I liked the way it turned out but everything did not line up exactly. Handing a customer a quilt with the basting still in would be difficult. Washing a customer's quilt is not something I would do though. Basically the quilt has to be quilted twice! So it would take a long time and cost more than a different edge to edge.
I left this large so you can click on it and enlarge it.
I didn't crop it 'cause my crop-man is busy...may crop it later.
This is what I've been working on since early February. It is finished. Labeled. Bound.
Quilted with Signature cotton; Mother Goose (a light brown)
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
This is a small quilt only 32 X 40; here it is before quilting.After quilting;
The back is a beautiful chocolate brown.
A close-up of the Flower meander I did.
King Tut top thread, Isacord pale pink in the bottom. The customer supplied the batting; Dream Cotton,100% cotton. It is very soft.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This was made for a brand new grandson. (Not mine but someone's) I imagine it will be loved for years.
This was such a fun quilt to stitch on. I used a Primary color variegated Isacord thread on top and black so-fine on the bottom. Free-motion spirals with hooks.
The back had the original fabric covered with dragons. It looks like it was a fun fabric to do this technique with.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Isn't this a beauty? Just 3 fabrics, but in the classic blue and white, makes it stunning.
King Tut on top and a thinner cotton in the bobbin. Hobbs 80/20 batting in white. A digital wreath and ribbons, ditch work and feather on the outside borders.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
I LOVE blue and yellow! Isn't this beautiful?
Yellow King tut on top. I think this looks kind of like popcorn so thought it was perfect for this quilt since she is planning on using it as a tablecloth.
A close-up of that wonderful fabric and star
and the popcorn.