Thursday, February 25, 2010
I am showing you some closeups of the border and sashing patterns here.
And here's an even closer view of the echoing around the applique.
This quilt took almost two weeks to long arm, but I was only working about 4 hours a day on it. And it would have been much more tedious without my wonderful IntelliQuilter to create and stitch out patterns. Even so, the final straight lines piano keying the borders were all done by hand, but the echoing was compliments of IQ.
Now to finish the second guild quilt, hopefully by Saturday.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Once the chores were done, I had time to go back to quilting. The guild raffle quilt was finished on Saturday, and I will post pictures on Wednesday when the guild puts it up on a huge display frame for photographs. It took me about 12 days, quilting about 4 hours a day, more or less, and trying to keep it similar to the picture in the Fons and Porter magazine. More about that after Wednesday.
The second guild quilt could not be started because the backing didn't arrive until today. So I squeezed in a customer quilt, picture below.
I belong to the Lake Gaston Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Last Wednesday one of our members gave us a class on tube quilts during which we were to use up as many scrap fabrics as we could and make charity quilts out of them. They will go to children who are leaving the local orphanage, a kind of "graduating" present now that they are too old to stay there any more. Here's the one I made and quilted Sunday.
I'll catch up with you after Wednesday! Meanwhile, have a serene time quilting.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I am loading some new pictures of the quilts that I have quilted for customers (and some for myself). Please check out the Flickr badge to the left of this text to see some examples of my work.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
My friend Mary from Maryland, also a longarmer and avid quilter, is spending a few days with me. Well, more than a few. She no sooner had left Maryland to travel down here than a blizzard hit up there, so she's here until the highways, and specifically her street, can be dug out.
Meanwhile, we sip cafe mocha and eat Jelly Belly beans and sew, sew, sew!
I'll post some pictures of my quilting for you to see tomorrow. I have a Nolting 24 Pro longarm with the Intelliquilter computerized robotics set up on it. You'll be able to see how beautifully this combination enhances quilts.
Good night for now. See you tomorrow!