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  1. T Row Studio

    wild and goosey ready for binding

    Well my version of Wild and Goosey is off the frame and ready for the binding. I have not counted the pieces yet but there is a S....t load. I love how the black and white helps showcase all the different colors .I was able to make a border using the same block and changing some colors. I am very happy with the final quilt. Thanks for looking Here is a close up it is hard to take pictures on the black.
    11 Points
  2. Primitive1

    Coxcomb Quilt

    This is Judy Niemeyer’s Coxcomb quilt that my friend Dawn Teune pieced and I quilted for her in December. It just won 4 ribbons at the Rainy Day Quilter’s Annual Quilt Show in Ketchikan, AK. First Place, Shop award, Hanger’s choice, and Judges choice. We make a great team and I am always excited to quilt for her!
    10 Points
  3. mlsa3

    Jacob's Ladder Prayer Quilt

    Attached are a few pictures of my latest quilt. It's a green Jacob's Ladder Prayer Quilt. I'm a volunteer with the Pasadena Police Department and one of our Sargent's wife has cancer and had surgery two weeks before Christmas and is under going radiation....we had a meeting last night and about 10 - 12 people stopped by and prayed over the quilt for the lady...we presented it to the Sargent this morning and he was so appreciative. He said his wife would love it and he just kept telling me how much he appreciated it and how much his family appreciated it. That's why I quilt. To put a smile and hope on people's faces knowing that when they see the quilt they will know people are praying for them.
    9 Points
  4. delld

    Ribbons at the Quilts By the Sea

    What can I say! The quilts I made and quilted for others won so many ribbons at our Quilt Show this past week. From Best of Show and Best Use of Color, Viewers Choice and Judge's Recognition. I'm amazed!!! Best of Show ( I quilted) 20170217_155558 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Sharon's Quilt I quilted 20170217_162451 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Patsy's quilt I quilted 20170217_162223 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170217_162207 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170217_161955 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Patsy's Quilt I quilted 20170217_161942 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Emma Jo's quilted I quilted. Her mother in law made the Dresden Plated Stitched by hand way back when. 20170217_161748 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr This was the challenge- Pirate Legends of Amelia 20170217_161644 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Phyllis's quilt I quilted 20170217_161424 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Judy's quilt I quilted 20170217_161339 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Janet's quilt I quilted 20170217_161309 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Mary's quilt I quilted 20170217_161242 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Mike's quilt I quilted and won Viewer's Choice!!!! 20170217_161002 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170217_160213 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170217_160154 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr My Best Use of Color 20170217_155759 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170217_155638 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170217_155628 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Thanks for looking!!!Wish you could have seen all 217 quuilted in person. My guild will be putting all the quilts on our flickr account which is public. I will let you know! Happy Stitching everyone!
    8 Points
  5. I am working on a customers quilt Made from cut up panels ,bordered and sashed. the panel is gorgeous . I and adding thread painting to the panels and a wavy line detail that mimics the border fabric I should have it off the frame today. I love the colors in this quilt. Hope you enjoy and have a great day. sorry this one is sideways
    8 Points
  6. Oma

    NQR - Still appropriate though

    I've been missing on here since early December at least. I have been reading the posts however. Good job everyone. My husband talked me into taking a trip to Vegas to visit our youngest daughter for Christmas then convinced me to go on to Arizona to visit another daughter and family. I was going to get to see an old friend along the way so it wasn't too hard to get me to go along with the plan. It was a lot of fun. We returned home on the 30th of December and I promptly got sick on the 31st. Since then I have struggled through the "crud" that has been going around...plus bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, laryngitis and a sinus infection. Had two rounds of antibiotics, a round of Prednisone, three different cough meds, several nebulizer treatment meds and the list goes on. I curled up under my quilt and basically slept through an entire month. Today I decided I needed to make a project I wanted to do for my great grand-daughter. She's 2½ and she's going to be a big sister this summer. I bought her a tutu while we were traveling so she could "spin" and I intended to put a design on a shirt for her. She loves owls. I found the design and cut it out with my Cricut cutter onto heat transfer vinyl and ironed it onto the shirt. Dang it came out nice. So exciting to do ANYTHING! I wanted to share my enthusiasm. I'm getting better!
    7 Points
  7. rineps

    Funny Story

    Hi Friends, I don't post a ton on the Forum but have read quite a bit of the threads for over the past 2 years. I mostly speak when I need someone to speak back at me answering a trouble shooting question. I am a part time quilter as unfortunately I have a full time job but love every minute I get to spend in the studio. Once upon a time I read a thread about the backing fabric, while already loaded on the machine and after the quilt was almost done quilting the quilter realized it was too short!! Yikes who could ever load a backing fabric knowing it was too short! Didn't you measure twice? Well I was certain that this thread that I read could NEVER pertain to me because I carefully measure all of the backings and I would never need to refer to that thread again! (lol) Moral of the story - don't be so sure of yourself.......(lol) Measure twice! And thank you to all of you wonderful quilters that have ran short of backing fabric and not realizing it until you were almost done! I learned a lot from all of you. I promise I will never do that again! Much Respect Patrice xoxoxoxo
    7 Points
  8. AnnP

    Bunny Quilt

    quilting my appliqued bunnies,My quilting is better than my applique. LOL
    6 Points
  9. LibbyG

    Ethanburg - applique baby

    My customer makes a quilt for each of her grandchildren. She used the same design for Ethan's quilt as she used for Luke's. The material changes a bit, but essentially it's the same. Grandma's house is there, the church, etc. Everything has a reason. Her next quilt will be a winter one because that child was born in December. Can't wait until she fnishes it. I used Hobbs 80/20 and So Fine on top, BL in the bobbin. Ethanburg by Libby G, on Flickr Ethanburg by Libby G, on Flickr Ethanburg by Libby G, on Flickr Ethanburg by Libby G, on Flickr
    6 Points
  10. dbams

    Project Angel Quilt

    Vickie, you're right, it is a joy to open each package. And I love the way your block is also your profile picture! Here is a picture of all the blocks I have received so far. They are not in any particular order, other than I kept multiple blocks from the same person together. Based on these blocks, this will be a fun project! Thanks again to everyone who is participating with prayers and blocks, etc..
    6 Points
  11. InesR

    Arkansas Crossroads, possibly

    Went to a retreat January of 2016, project was this quilt. I really liked it, plan on making a couple more. Got my Lennie in May of 2016, wanted a little better skill set before I quilted this one. Pretty happy how it turned out. Border could have been a little cleaner, but happy with my ruler work. Just need to bind it, throw it in the washer and dryer. Keeper ")
    6 Points
  12. Kwiltr

    Picture Day Today!

    It was a very sunny day today, and while I was in the process of taking pictures of the Summer at the Lake quilt I just posted, I realized I had my Olaf quilt still sitting in my sewing room awaiting his picture day ;-). So seeing as I'm in the mode, I thought I'd share this quilt too. This quilt has been done for about 5 months, as I quilted it on my HQ Sweet Sixteen Sitdown machine before leaving on holidays this fall and before I took delivery on my new Lenni. I made two of these quilts, the first one for my sister, the second for me, as we both get a kick out of Olaf, and it was one of those whim things when I saw the panels on sale... Anyway, here's a few picks. The back is Olaf flannel that I was using up scraps of to make the earlier Olaf quilts I posted a while back.
    6 Points
  13. dlnewell

    tarnished windmill quilt

    Finished the tarnished windmill! Here are a few pics...I'm not really happy with the outer narrow cream border, but worse case it can be picked out and something else stitched in its place. I'm too used to using templates to get smooth curves and with this small of a border, I couldn't use anything and had to free hand them. Maybe just the section I chose to take the closeup had the worst quilting.
    6 Points
  14. dlnewell

    Wedding Gift for my Niece

    Here are some pics of a quilt I just finished up for my niece who got married 5 weeks ago....The couple wanted something "modern" and I found a pic of this on pinterest. It's mostly half square triangles with a few solid blocks thrown in. Each block is 10 half square units and 6 square units. All blocks are the same and are turned various ways when laying them out to get the overall design. I thought about quilting straight lines, but wasn't sure the quilt would line up exactly with my channel locks...and no, I didn't square each block after I made it. I started quilting with a free hand leaf type design that was similar to the little melon shapes in the background fabric; it morphed slightly as I progressed. I used one layer of Hobb's 80/20 bleached and white cotton sateen on the back, with Metro thread in top and bobbin. The quilt measures 94 x 109 inches .
    6 Points
  15. SWall

    Finished another one

    My daughter and I are attending a women's retreat in April and this is a joint quilt we did for the retreat's silent auction. My daughter pieced it and I quilted and did the binding. Minky backing so it will be a nice snuggly lap quilt. Quilted with QP e2e. Thanks for looking
    6 Points
  16. suzanp

    Spring is in the air...

    Here is what we are up to in France, Spring, and texture... Enjoy :-)
    5 Points
  17. The YEG Quilter

    The Last Goodbye

    The Last Goodbye is a memorial quilt designed to honor my family. The six of us are all in here even though we were never six all together. My brother passed away as an infant, my father when I was 8. I spent a week in LaVeta, Colorado with Ricky Tims designing this quilt. I wanted to learn how to make a rhapsody quilt, and use that opportunity to design this quilt at the same time. The center square in the Log Cabin blocks is fabric from my fathers tie, the only thing I have of his. The 2 dark blocks represent my 2 brothers and the 2 light blocks represent my sister and I. The cream background fabric represents my mother and her antique wedding dress that I wore for my own wedding. The colors in this quilt, purple, orange, and green, are my favorite color combination. So this quilt is my way of acknowledging my love for my family, my love for design, and my love for color. I forgot that I posted about this quilt a year ago, I guess getting older means that you forget stuff like this!
    5 Points
  18. LibbyG

    Forever Stars

    My customer, Jane Decker, likes to design her own quilts. She designed and paper pieced all the stars on this quilt. She wanted simple quilting which would make the stars look like they were floating in outer space. She named the quilt Forever Stars because it took her forever to get it finished. As usual So Fine in the top and BL in the bobbin. Hobbs 80/20 batting. Forever Stars by Libby G, on Flickr Forever Stars (12) by Libby G, on Flickr Forever Stars (14) by Libby G, on Flickr Forever Stars (9) by Libby G, on Flickr
    5 Points
  19. Kwiltr

    Placemat project

    I made these placemats for our son, who has just taken possession on his first house. I had fabric left over from a quilt I'd made him last year and had come across some new fabric celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday this year so thought I'd stick with a similar theme to the quilt and he was fine with that. Here's a link to that quilt, if you're interested http://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/latest-finish-our-sons-new-quilt-t270046.html Anyway, I was wanting to try out my Lenni with a small project like that, just to see how it would go. I also like to do different backings on my placemats than just make them all the same with a solid piece of backing I also tried some new to me modern piecing techniques. So I finished them up today and thought I'd share. I'm happy with them and can't wait to take them to him and see his new house! Thanks for taking a peek!
    5 Points
  20. Kwiltr

    Latest Quilt- Summer at the Lake

    Here are a few pics of a quilt I've made to give to a friend dealing with a health challenge. It's a Jelly Roll pattern called Summer at the Beach that is free on the net at England Street Quilts blog, and I had a JR on hand I wanted to use... I changed the name as my friend lives on a lake :o). I learned a few things with this quilt, as with most actually. Specifically, I should have done a bit of pin basting, especially because there was no border and therefore a lot of bumpy seams meeting at the edges of the quilt that gave me a big of grief when trying to baste them in place, not to mention the bias in the edges. Anyway, I think it came out acceptable, and am happy with it. I out flannel on the back so it would be cuddly, and I just love it. It's kind of mottled in colour and it gives it almost a velvety look to it. So here you go! Thanks for looking!
    5 Points
  21. T Row Studio

    Bonnie hunter Mystery here is my top

    Nancy here is a doodle I did on my quilt . this is what I like to do to get ready to quilt a new piece this is an app I have on my IPad it is called You doodle I use the free version . If you do not have a devise to do this on I also just take a picture photo copy it in grayscale and doodle on it in frixion pens and if I do not like it I just iron the image away and start over. I hope this helps
    5 Points
  22. I'm FINALLY ordering Bliss for my machine! Bout time, huh gals?!
    4 Points
  23. Sheri Butler

    Today's the day...finally! . . . . . . . .

    Heidi.....I really thought you had BLISS when it first came out! Well, Bliss is EVERYTHING they say it is.. That's all I can say...other than.....I quilted for 4.5 hours the first day I had it installed. 4.5 hours? I cant remember when I quilted that long in a continual time. YEARS for me. As of the last year, i'd say 1.5 at the longest time, was I able to move that millie around. Oh My Gosh!.....and that 4.5 hours...I finished a quilt i'd started months ago. As I unrolled it ...and watched it drape to the floor...I could feel the biggest smile on my face!
    4 Points
  24. The quilt was inspired by Deb's beautiful "Love Heals" Quilt. My daughter's co worker is going through cancer treatment, I'm still snowed in, so I asked her what colors she likes. Looks a little like a baby quilt but she wanted Baby blue and pink and this is what I had in my stash. I really loved the way Deb quilted hers but I knew I couldn't do those feathers so I choose an open swirly border. While the quilt was in spired by Deb's the photo is for Cagey! Hope he sees it and appreciates it! I only did it because the wind quit blowing. As a side note: I can't remember but either Wednesday or Thursday our little valley here in NE Oregon was noted Nationally for being the windiess (?not sure on spelling) 89mph in the nation. Not sure that's a recognition I care for. But I'm sure getting a lot of quilting done!
    4 Points
  25. T Row Studio

    Bonnie hunter Mystery here is my top

    Here is my top put together
    4 Points
  26. dbams

    Project Angel Quilt

    A few people have sent fat quarters with their blocks. I may use some of them for cornerstones, and will include the rest with the quilt when I send it to Rita.
    3 Points
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  28. I work 9 hours a day but could make a block, if anyone was thinking we should make her a quilt? I remember when we used to make them on here for members.
    3 Points
  29. I remembered I had the email of her DIL and emailed her. Rita is still in the hospital. She had breathing related complications but seems to be doing better as of this week. I'll let you know if I hear anything further.
    3 Points
  30. qltnbe

    Finished customer quilt finally.

    I had this quilt on the machine and then took it off for Christmas quilts that needed doing. There was no rush on this quilt, but I am sure glad it is done now. Too slow going with all the diagonal quilting that needed to be done. Ruler work and feathers. Thanks for all the advice that everyone gave me on this one.
    3 Points
  31. Ann Wight

    APQS is Great for Denim Quilts

    I was reading this morning in a Facebook group of professional quilters and came across a post wondering if they could quilt a denim quilt on a longarm. When I got my Millennium, it never occurred to me to question if I could quilt denim or not--I just did it! Thanks APQS for making a machine that doesn't have to be questioned! Here are a few photos of some of my denim quilts and more in my Picasa album: Edited to add one more photo of what the seams look like when top is ready to quilt. I couldn't figure out how to add a photo to a quoted comment, so I am posting it here in response to a question. https://picasaweb.google.com/104717890452996658520/DenimQuilts#
    3 Points
  32. Christ Laborer

    New Creation

    Recently I have started to challenge myself to try to create my own quilt design – one a year. This one is (for right now unless someone can give me a better idea) is titled “Bird’s Eye View.” In my full time profession I use Goggle Earth on a regular basis. About 10 years ago I was looking over western KS and just kept seeing a quilt with all of the sections as a block and many of the crop circles creating the design. It’s only taken me 10 years to put pictures and idea to fabric. Most of the blocks are appliqued. There is some dimension as I used some rope and yarn. The quilting was done on my Milli with the Hartley Fence creating the circles from the irrigation wheels. Thanks for looking. I just want to encourage everyone to try to make their own creation at least once.
    3 Points
  33. Sharon Deming

    Blog post and quilter's strip poker

    I just published the latest Quiltniques blog post: http://quiltniques.blogspot.com/ Enjoy.
    3 Points
  34. sewbizzie

    Ribbons at the Quilts By the Sea

    Congratulations, your work is beautiful.
    2 Points
  35. Quilting Heidi

    Project Angel Quilt

    Deb, I've been suggesting a fat quarter in with the card for those that missed out on blocks. That would give her a little extra stash when she is up to quilting again. Heidi
    2 Points
  36. T Row Studio

    Project Angel Quilt

    These are amazing and look at the variety there is. well Done everybody
    2 Points
  37. dbams

    Project Angel Quilt

    NINE beautiful blocks arrived in yesterday's mail! I know they are not "for" me, but it does feel a little bit like Christmas, none the less. Connie (Gator) - 2 blocks Norma H - 3 blocks LibbyG - 4 blocks Thank you, ladies!
    2 Points
  38. MarianR

    Thread Caught in Fly Wheel

    Got the rest of the thread out and everything seems to be ok now. Thanks for your help!
    2 Points
  39. Gator

    Quilts for APQS members

    I'm just throwing this out there for thought. I remember when we used to make quilts for members on here who are going through a "difficult time". Call them friendship, prayer or we care quilts. I was thinking about Rita, she would love a quilt from us. She has been an APQS supporter forever. Now the hard part, I work 9 hours a day with a 45 minute transit so I couldn't take the lead, but I could make a couple blocks and send them to someone to put the quilt together. Sometimes we would put a personal message on the block etc. Whom ever took the lead would name the color of the block, block pattern, etc or just make it scrappy. Just a thought.
    2 Points
  40. Gator

    Project Angel Quilt

    Just finished my blocks. They will be in the mail on Monday. You all have me in happy tears. I haven't counted all the blocks but it looks like plenty for a nice sized quilt. I met Rita and him when I first started to quilt. We were in a class together, she was the life of the class. Since we were in her neck of the woods (NC) she kept wanting to do things for us. She's been through a lot medically, him too, I know she will treasure this quilt. Carol, we understand prayers are just as important as the quilt blocks. Betsy, keep us up to date on how you're doing and if you need help. I LOVE MY QUILTIE FRIENDS!
    2 Points
  41. Primitive1

    Project Angel Quilt

    Please put me down for 2 blocks, I am happy to help make a quilt for Rita....
    2 Points
  42. delld

    Project Angel Quilt

    Terri I will not be able to start me blocks until after the 18th of this month. It is our quilt show this coming week. But I will start them on the 19th and have them to you asap!!!!
    2 Points
  43. Oma

    Project Angel Quilt

    It will be my "get your butt back in your room and start sewing again" push to get me sewing again.
    2 Points
  44. Pepsi Girl

    Bonnie Hunter mystery finished

    Well actually it's not finished because I haven't bound it. But I wanted to show you because I really stepped out of my quilting box. I was totally tempted to just do a panto on this. And if not then my next norm would have been treat the blocks as a block (hope that makes sense) But you ladies cause a person to want to doing crazy things, like looking at quilts differently. So here it is. I'm wearing my big girl panties, so go ahead I can take constructive comments. Tell me what you really think!!
    2 Points
  45. Sharon Deming

    Win A Millie

    Quilting when you're exhausted is not fun, and not required. So, just make it okay (no frustration or guilt) to take off all your clothes and put on your pj's when you get home from work, microwave a Lean Cuisine, and veg-out. Your Freddie understands, your tops will still be there, and your mind and body will bless you. Your life of freedom from working for a living will come, and you will treasure every moment in the studio. Look forward to 6 Saturdays and a Sunday each week. Woo-hoo! Until then, I give you absolute, complete, unconditional, and profound permission to treat yourself with loving kindness. Hugs,
    2 Points
  46. Pepsi Girl

    Picture Day Today!

    Very wonderful,fancy quilting!
    2 Points
  47. Cairns

    Another Forest qu

    We thought this pattern would make a great quilt for our grandsons to use when each visits the cabin. I'm pretty new to the Longarm and I'm thrilled Lucey took only 4 partial days to quilt it.
    2 Points
  48. T Row Studio

    Bonnie hunter Mystery here is my top

    Yes Nancy that is always the question I have several ahead of it but will do a custom when I get to it. Just because I can play with my own and it showcases things I can do.
    2 Points
  49. dlnewell

    Looking for ideas for quilting open sky

    Ok, so I couldn't figure out how to add text...anyway, here is quilt I quilted for a customer. The blocks are only 12-14 inch or so, but this gives you a different idea of the textures you can quilt, depending on what the fabric looks like
    2 Points
  50. Cagey

    He doesn't know he is a quilter at heart

    For those inhibited to search for Simon Beck on the dark web. A little on how he does it; http://mentalfloss.com/article/59958/11-questions-snow-artist-simon-beck Here is another interesting link to Simon Beck; https://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/gallery/2014/nov/06/simon-becks-snow-art-landscapes-mathematical-designs-drawings-alps Show the last link to your husband, and you may be surprised with something under the tree. I can see them selling like hot cakes at the next quilt show. What do you think? Cagey
    2 Points