Friday, August 5, 2016

August? Really?

Yepper! And the Dog Days of summer have just about wore me down! If I didn't have a quilting room that is air conditioned, I'd be of all people most miserable! But since I do have said air conditioned sewing/ quilting room, I've been busy quilting! This first pic is the quilt I made from start to finish for my niece's wedding... My first scalloped border!
This was a very sweet baby quilt top that I quilted for a friend...
It turned out cute!
This was a top I quilted for a friend... If you look closely, you can tell I made
Butterflies out of the brown triangles, with antennas on the pink square... She loved it!
And a Christmas quilt top quilted for another friend... I hope you can tell there are
Ornaments quilted on the large white/gold 
A cool border on another friend's quilt top...

And a top quilted for our Christmas for kids program at our church...

And a girl one for the same program...
And another boy's one for the same program... 
This one's pattern is called barbed wire...
This one is on the machine now... It's a friend's top I'm doing for her...
These are not all I've quilted since my last post, but it's all I've taken pictures of...
Loving my Gammill longarm more everyday... 
It's beginning to feel like an extension of my body...
So glad that I'm making this journey of learning to longarm quilt...
One last pic...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The walls are coming up!

The Guest House is actually taking shape! Pa hung Sheetrock on the ceiling and in the bathroom last week and we've painted the Sheetrock and have actually got one wall covered in the siding that I picked! Oh, and I got the two quilt tops ready to quilt for the reunion! Yippee! I'll show you the quilt tops first!
This is a queen size Carpenters Star in Batiks... Easy, but very striking, I think!
This is my take on Missouri Star Quilt Company's Sunny Skies. It a Twin size quilt, and I think the kids will like it...
Next is some eye candy from my yard this week...
Lastly, a timeline of getting the wallboard up in the Guest house!
Woot! Woot!


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Finished!

Love how it came out!
And I even got one of the Christmas for kids quilts in and out
Of the longarm today!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Wedding flimsy

I just finished the flimsy for a wedding quilt for an old classmate of mine. His daughter is getting married and he wanted a quilt to give her as a gift. Her colors were the colors of peacock feathers. I think it's beautiful! Can't wait to get it into the longarm!!!!
It's 81"x 98" so it should fit a queen or full amply!
I hand embroidered the initial T in the centers of the
Corners blocks ... The pattern is the traditional Dresden 
Plate in variations of teals and purples.
And I used a buttonhole stitch from my Bernina in beige 
around the center and outside edge of the petals. Hope
She loves it!



Monday, April 4, 2016

Laundry Day

There are times I really enjoy laundry day... No really, I really mean it this time! 😃
I enjoy it because on laundry day I need to be close to the washer and dryer...that means while I'm not changing loads, sorting, folding or hanging up there is some precious time to sew!!!! A friend of mine has been making 5 in 5 quilts for our church's Christmas kids program. I looked on YouTube and the closest thing to what she is doing that I could find is called 5 O'clock quilt...then I changed the block sizes to work for what I wanted... I haven't put the border on yet, but it's kinda cute and very easy!!! This without borders is 48"x 60"
Mostly purples and pinks, I think it will be great for just about any age girl!
Now to find some border and backing material!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Christmas Kids

We've started making quilts for our Christmas Kids at church... One of our ladies has already made 2 tops, and I was able to quilt them some all they have left is to get the binding done....
The first one is a racing team sponsored by Corn Flakes...
I love the bright colors!!!
This second one is a pretty Turning Twenty variation with 
Feathered swirls for the quilting... Very nice!


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Camper quilt

This is one of two tops a friend asked me to quilt for her... They will be used camping on their land... They are alike except this one has one extra row... The dark blue is twill I believe, and the design material looks like Chintz. It's a very pretty quilt top that is very heavy and will probably last forever! The quilting was hard to get the tension exactly right... Had to rip out a lot and redo, but I do like how it came out!
This is on a queen bed... Big!
Free motion flowers in blank blocks...
Various fillers in design block...
Backing and binding...