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  1. 17 points
    T Row Studio

    4 Point star quilt

    Here is the last Custom quilt I did. It was a challenging quilt to do. The quilt is 100"x 100" and the large 4 point star was huge every thing was on angles and on the diagonal. I rolled the quilt forward and back a lot. I stared at this quilt for several month not knowing how to design the quilting. I finally divided up the areas and started filling them in. I used two different colors of thread. I am pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for looking.
  2. 17 points
    Quilting Heidi

    Twins and news

    Well today is a big day for me. I have formally resigned from my job and will retire as of Sept. 30th. I actually only have 12.87 days to work, 102.96 hrs but whose counting. In about 2 min. I'll only have 95.96 minutes :-) the remaining time I will have to use my vacation time because we can no longer be paid out. I will be keeping the twins full time when my daughter goes back to work. On that note they are growing and doing well. Landon is now up to 8.4 lbs! We are doing out best to fatten him up. They are so precious, lots of work but precious. I've taken on the 8 pm and 11 pm feedings and I wouldn't trade it for anything! They grow up so fast it will be over in a blink of an eye. We took them last week for a photography session. Anybody in the Albany area if you want the information on the photographer let me know, she is more than worth the money! Fabulous session. I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures. This was what we woke to as our teaser this morning. Can you stand it? I can't! I want a mural of it. Just makes me smile!
  3. 16 points
    RoseCity Quilter

    Anne's Mariner's Compass Quilt

    Been awhile, not sure what happens to time sometimes... Finished quilting this Mariner's Compass quilt (a Judy Niemeyer pattern) recently for my client Anne Hall. More photos on my blog, https://rosecityquilter.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/annes-mariners-compass-quilt/
  4. 14 points

    Triple Barn Star

    This is a quilt kit I purchased from Craftsy a couple of years ago that l finally made up and have just finished the quilting on. It will be a Wedding gift to a friend's daughter who was married this week. Our girls started Grade 2 together and they are now early 30's. You can't but wonder where all that time went! I learned a few things on this quilt, which is par for the course, especially now that I am quilting on the Lenni. How to handle a vertically pieced backing...make sure you don't miss that batting you use to take up the slack on the rollers, they don't all "fall out". Ask me how I know. The pattern of the quilt isn't throat size friendly for a Lenni, so lots of rolling ahead and back in those big triangles and I turned the quilt to quilt the last two big feathers and the medium sized ones and found pinning to the leaders didn't require as much extra fabric on the edges to work. Tried some new quilting motifs and some went better than others. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the outcome.
  5. 14 points

    My Jesus Quilt

    This is my latest quilt. I still have to square it up and put the binding on it. It's the Carpenter's Star Pattern. Since Jesus was the ultimate carpenter I'm calling it my "Jesus Quilt." I'm giving it to a lady at church who is over our Sunday School Departments. She's such a sweet lady and always smiling and willing to help. I did a lot of ruler work and some pattern boards for the designs. The center design is a heart with feathers on the inside. To me the heart reminds me of Jesus's love for us all. One design is a dove which represents the Holy Spirit. Another block has a heart with a cross in it. That represents what Jesus did for us all. Then there is the crosshatch....just because I love to do crosshatching.
  6. 13 points
    I dew quilting

    Vintage Quilt

    This is a customer quilt that I recently finished. It has been delivered so I can share The top is about 40 years old. She loves vintage pieces. The top is 74X90, with a lot of open space. She didn't want any quilting on the face or arms but said do whatever I wanted with feathers and pebbles. Had fun quilting this one. All quilting is freehand on my Millie. 2 layers of batting, 80/20 on the bottom and wool on the top, SoFine thread. Sorry can only load one picture
  7. 13 points
    Quilting Heidi

    Just saying "Hi"

    Hi Everybody! Just wanted to say hi to everybody! I haven't gotten much quilting done lately, in fact I've gotten zero quilting done but I do check in. The babies are growing and doing so good. They are both very happy and such good babies. They are now smiling and oh boy do they light up the room. Landon is doing really well and gaining weight. They are both over 10 lbs! I can't believe how much they have grown and that 2 1/2 months have flown by. Landon's heart is doing very well and the dr's are pleased with his progress and also amazed. Every time we see the pediatrician she says, "I can't believe this baby has hypo plastic left side." We are so thankful for the miracle of prayer. I truly believe that all of the prayers said for our little guy has made a difference! Keep it up!!!!! Not sure when surgery will be yet but we keep praying that he keeps doing as well as he is. Oh and any of you wondering if twins are really double the work... YES! In fact some days I feel like it is 3 or 4 times the work. LOL or I'm just getting older. The hardest part is they are on different schedules. We're still having to force feed Landon so we have to wake him every 3 hours whether he wants to or not. Scarlett eats every 4 - 5 hours and can drain a 4 oz bottle in about 4 mins! LOL she has a very healthy appetite. Of course I just can't resist sharing some beautiful smiles. That's my update. I hope you are all doing well.
  8. 13 points
    T Row Studio

    Two ufo's finished piecing...I am Sew Excited

    Good Morning Everybody I had a very productive Retreat last week-end I finished piecing my Wild and Goosey I started last Dec and Finished piecing the everlasting wreath quilt I started Several years ago Plus finished 5 More tote Bags for Christmas. I am SEW Excited. Now to fit them in to get quilted. Have a great Monday.
  9. 13 points

    I'm so excited !

    We have made the decision to sell our home and 4 acres and move to town ! We are building an "older age friendly" home that will be all on one floor..........no steps (that we have to use), wide hallways, doorways, pull bars in the bathroom, etc.............neither of us are to that point yet, but after having my Mom out and in her wheelchair, we saw the writing on the wall...........We are both 68 and time is marching on way too fast............anyway, the BEST part is I will have a 17 ' x 30' Quilting Studio ! Everything will be in one big room with lots of storage, drawers, cabinets, cutting table, my long arm............I can't wait for that.............Been going up and down steps a lot late while sorting out closets and purging...........I will be SO GLAD to be rid of the steps............ We currently have a 120 acre farm, but will keep the farm ground and just sell off 4 acres, a couple buildings and the house............DH not quite ready to give it all up just yet, so we won't..........he can still come out and fish in the pond, putter, but he won't have 3 1/2 hours of mowing to do any more or 3 hours of pushing snow in the winter. Our lot in town is a whopping 1/2 acre ! Looking forward to having more free time to do other things.........We like to travel, so having a smaller place in town will make it easier for someone to come over and check on things when we are gone............
  10. 12 points
    T Row Studio

    I'm SEW Excited ( edited video added )

    Edited post with a short video tour of my Featured quilted area at the show. I Hope you enjoy I will post pictures of my quilts next week I am so excited today is our local Quilt show. I have been named one the feature quilters at our show . This is quite and honor I am given a special area where 20 of my own quilts will be hung. I have selected some of my favorite quilts I have made over the years as well as some new ones I got done under the wire. I also have 7 more that are in the actual show. I am looking forward to sharing my quilts with everybody in the Red Deer and surrounding areas. My Daughter is coming today before the show stars and photographing my quilts I will show pictures after the week end. Here is the before picture of 22 of my quilts yesterday morning as I was packing them up. Have a great week-end I know I will enjoy all the visiting Laughing and shopping ans Sharing that goes with this kind of event.
  11. 12 points
    Pepsi Girl

    Finished 3 American Hero quilts

    Quilted all with different pantos will ship Tuesday when I go to town. That white spot is the sun coming through the window.
  12. 12 points

    Very Thrilled with

    APQS service, people on this forum, and our local tech person. I finally called the service dept as everyone has helped and things were getting better but not where the stitches should be. The tech helped me eliminate the skipped stitches, Barb Mayfield helped me realize that some of my problem was actually called "long" stitches, and today APQS spent as much time on the phone with me as needed (multiple times today) to figure out that my long stitches are most likely due to a bad encoder cable. I'm getting new ones soon. The support is so important and heart warming when problems occur. I learned more about my machine and how to trouble shoot stuff today too. I was ready to ship it to APQS and let them figure it out. So glad they want to help us and aren't just there to take our $$, YEA customer support.
  13. 12 points
    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.
  14. 12 points

    Special Safari

    I made a few initial posts in June right after buying Lucey (Lucius?), but then my wife and I went off for the summer in an RV. Haven't figured out a way to fit Lucius into the RV, so he's been sitting idle for several months. A Bible study friend of mine is in advanced MS. His mind is still fine, but he has little control over his body. He's a very cheerful man, and on my return he told me about his new grandson Ren born while I was gone. He asked for a quilt. (I was honored!) So here it is. The picture is a printed panel, but I had some creative fun with the quilting. I picked out the shapes of the elephant and lion faces and drew them into a pantograph pattern, then copied it several times to create a strip for the panto platform. I'm new enough to all this that following the pantograph was a lot of fun and very rewarding. And I like the way it turned out. Best of all, though is creating a keepsake for my friend Carl and his family.
  15. 12 points
    Laura Farnham

    Embroidered Applique,......

    Wow!!! I just LOVE this Customer Quilt!!!! It is a smaller wallhanging,... but boy does it pack a Punch!!! The COLOR! {my Favorite} The Embroidery {Wow! Just Wow!!} I used a double layer of Quilters Dream Wool to give it a nice loft. Then of Course,... Glide Thread in Prickly Pear and Cerulean,.... I kinda plan as I go,... so let this one just speak to me. I knew I wanted to break up the space to really add some texture Of course,... I had to throw in some featherwork! Continuous Curve in the Turquoise squares,.... Pebbling,.. Stippling, and McTavishing,... Oh,... and continuous straight line work in the outer border to frame out the whole piece!!! Will be shipping this one back home to Florida,... Like they say on Flip or Flop,.... Time to start a new project!!!!
  16. 12 points
    I challenged myself to come up with a music quilt celebrating my 40 years of music ministry in church and parochial schools that was modern in nature and a bit out of my box. Here is what I came up with. Had lots of fun using templates and using free motion to create movement in the negative spaces.
  17. 12 points

    She was only 95!

    Last year I have Liz a couple of charm packs for her 95th birthday. Last week she came over and said it took her a year to figure out what to do. So for her 96th birthday I quilted her quilt today using Quilt Path on Frannie Ann, my Millie. The panto design is Fresco by Patricia Ritter of Urban Elementz! 20160713_181932 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr Thanks for looking.
  18. 11 points

    My Tribute to Betty

    4 years ago today I lost my best friend and quilting buddy, Betty O'Leary. I just finished quilting this beautiful applique quilt top of hers as a tribute to her.
  19. 11 points
    Little House Creations

    and another - Jo Morton design

    This one is called Prairie Flowers (I think) by Jo Morton. All beautifully hand appliqued! I outlined around each of those applique elements - lots of time but worth it (IMHO)! The piecer wanted to keep a traditional feel, so she chose Quilters Dream 70/30 batting; Superior So-Fine thread - she was thrilled at the outcome!
  20. 11 points

    Ideas anyone?

    Thanks for all of the ideas, they really helped. Here is the finished quilt.
  21. 11 points

    Scrap Quilt

    Marjorie, an 88 year old, pieced this quilt last year. She wanted me to quilt it with feathers. Since she didn't use cornerstones, it was hard for her to keep the blocks straight and in line. So Fine on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. Hobb 80/20. scrap (4) by Libby G, on Flickr scrap by Libby G, on Flickr scrap (2) by Libby G, on Flickr scrap (5) by Libby G, on Flickr
  22. 11 points

    Just finished this one

    This is a friends quilt I quilted for her. It's for her grandson's birthday. The first pic is of it before I started the quilting.
  23. 11 points

    My Poppy Quilt at DQNV Show

    Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a great weekend! My Poppy Quilt received an honorable mention ribbon at the Desert Quilters of Nevada show last weekend. I never intended for this quilt to go in a show, but what a great experience it was. The story is bittersweet. This was my project when I went to Arizona to help care for my Pop when he had terminal lung cancer. That was in 2004. I couldn't touch it for years. But I finally finished the quilting and showed it at a guild circle meeting. I was "encouraged" to enter it in the show. I'm glad I did because I learned so much! The second photo is of my granddaughter, Hal. She loved going to the show with me. She had her sketch book and was drawing the quilts she liked. I asked her which was her favorite and she said, "Your quilt, Grammy!" Melted my heart! The border isn't really that ruffly! It just the way it was laying on the floor.
  24. 11 points
    T Row Studio

    I won an award

    Good morning everybody I had an amazing time this week-end at our local show I have one picture to show you of my quilt that won our guild's Challenge this year. The challenge was Canada 150 years we were suppose to make something that reminded us of Canada. I wanted to create the Northern Lights, They are so beautiful in the Northern area so I added the Inukshuk to my small 20"x 20" piece. I call it Norther Magic This is one of the pieces that has been selected to go to Toronto in June. I hope you enjoy my piece.
  25. 11 points

    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!
  26. 11 points

    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.
  27. 11 points
    T Row Studio

    love Hoppington Quilt

    Here is my latest finish...almost finish still need the binding maybe this week-end .Just had to show you them. This is a violet Craft pattern called Love Hoppington it is cozie I backed it with a plush blanket. I will bind this 36" x 48" quilt with a scrappy purple binding. Thanks for looking
  28. 11 points
    Mary Beth

    Had to race for home after work

    I have been watching the tracking on some Circle Lord templates, because they are coming in on a "need to know" status. My husband doesn't need to know About 2:20 pm I get a text message telling me that he is going to try to get off work at 3:00 PM today. WHY? WHY?? WHY???? Ugh!!! I get off at 3 pm too. I was sweating bullets for about 45 minutes. I checked the tracking....yep....delivered!!! As I was walking to my car, I sent him a quick text....So, ya getting off work early? Waiting.....waiting....running to the car.....Then the message comes in....No, something came up....I have to stay at work. Whew.....See, I don't need to go to the gym, my heart rate goes up quite fast.
  29. 11 points

    Took 3 years to get to this point!!! Updated 10/18

    This is my Spring Bouquet I started three years go. Put her on Frannie Ann Jr. yesterday. One border done with QP now the center will be all freehand. 20161013_165943 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20161014_140840 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20161014_114921 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20161018_172025 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20161018_171947 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20161018_171938 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20161018_171924 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
  30. 11 points
    I dew quilting

    Fall wall hanging

    Made a wall hanging for my office. Started making this last year but didn't get it finished before the season ended. It's 39x39. Two layers of batting, Glide thread.
  31. 11 points

    Thanks You Vickie!!!!

    Look What I got in the mail today!!! I look great next to Frannie Ann Jr. now!!!!!! 20160922_172418 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
  32. 10 points

    Breaking the rules

    My customer requested "pretty but on a budget". The panto we chose was pretty, but I just couldn't stand how the stars looked. My customer agreed to pay extra for SID around the stars - I love the results!! The SID really didn't take very long, and without all the other work that goes into a custom quilting job, it was budget friendly. This could be my new "in-between" quilting for those who don't want full custom but want something a little better than E2E. Carol
  33. 10 points
    T Row Studio

    Collage quilt samples for Satellite Class

    Here are a few more Collage projects I just finished . I am teaching and have the opportunity to offer this technique through a satelite class hosted by Sharon Blackmore of Love Shack Quilts, if you are interested here is the link ( https://www.loveshackquilts.ca/product-page/terry-s-collage-workshop-satellite ). I will give you preparation videos to be ready for the class on Sept 30th, Then she will video me though out the day with tips on how to get started, cutting tips, eye options, finishing your project to be able to hang it. I encourage to jump out of your box and create a one of a kind project. The videos will be live so you will be able to ask questions as I am being videoed. The videos stay on the facebook page so you will be able to go back and watch them over and over or watch at a later date if you are busy that day. Or if you are in the Airdrie Alberta area I would love to teach you in person. This is a fun and freeing process once you get going you can have a lot of fun.
  34. 10 points
    T Row Studio

    Collage Quilts

    Hi since the Red Deer Quilt show , I showed two of my collage quilts I made the giraffe and the cow. These created quite a stir in our area. I have been booked to do 10 classes all over our province I have done three already I just finished the newest pattern by Laura Heine it is a pincushion. How many still have a tomato pin cushion. I know I do. Have a Great Day Before picture after
  35. 10 points
    Quilting Heidi

    Back on the saddle stool :-)

    It has been soooooo long since I quilted. I think the last time I quilted was over 6 months ago, maybe longer. I can't remember if the twins were born or not but the last quilt I did was for my 3rd granddaughter. We finally got in our house mid Jan. and I finally have everything unpacked and put where it goes. I still have some pictures to hang but other than that I'm reasonably happy. I got my new studio all in order and hubby finally hung some lights for me a couple of weeks ago, then we got company for a week. It was the first time I had all 5 grandbabies together. Unfortunately my 2nd granddaughter got sick in the car coming up. We thought she was just car sick from the 14 hour drive but when my 1st granddaughter and son came down with it 3 days later we knew that wasn't the case. My 3rd granddaughter came down with it the night before they left. She just turned 1 in Feb. and she actually puked in the puke bucket every time!!!!! I was impressed, LOL. My poor DIL was up all night and then got the bug on their way home but didn't get sick until they pulled into the driveway. 2 days after that Landon came down with it and then my daughter. 4 days after that Scarlett and Nana got it. There is only 1 man standing and it has been a week since I had it so hopefully Poppi will NOT be getting it! Finally our Landon had a heart catherization done on Tuesday and we got the best news ever! The pressure in his upper chamber is almost normal and they have taken him off oxygen! We were so excited and happy to have this news. He still has problems with his mitral valve and will likely have to have another surgery sometime in the future but he really truly is our miracle baby! Anyway all that got in the way of my quilting. I have been dragging my feet all week for some reason and I don't know why. Today I finally bit the bullet and got a play piece loaded. I forgot how to turn my stitch regulator on! LOL I stitched for about an hour and oh did it feel good. All my fears are gone and now I can get back in my groove. I have a quilt that I told a friend I would quilt over a year ago and then my world flipped upside down and sideways. I'm hoping to get her quilt loaded tomorrow and get moving on it. Glad to be back.
  36. 10 points

    Pinwheel quilt

    My friend made this quilt from leftover 30's fabric. We decided that feathers would look great on this quilt. 80/20 Hobbs batting. So Fine and BL in the bobbin. Pinwheel by Libby G, on Flickr pinwheel (2) by Libby G, on Flickr
  37. 10 points

    Customer's Quilt Won 2nd place

    My customer Sherry Turner won 2nd place in small wall quilt category at Feather Princesses Quilt Show in Tampa Florida.
  38. 10 points
    T Row Studio

    My Zebra with many Colors

    Here is a paper pieced project I just finished. I wanted to paper piece this zebra with rainbow colors. I Ice dyed a piece of fabric with rainbow color and used it to make this zebra. I am pleased with the out come. I had planned on doing a blue background but when I got to the main face area on the animal it was blue and the background just washed everything out. I added more of the rainbow fabric to the breaks in the background and did it scrappy Black. I am going to call this small wall hanging , My Coat of many Colors.
  39. 10 points
    Bliss Quilter

    Retired and open for Business

    I was laid off last month and have decided to retire from the corporate world and I am loving it already. God has blessed with Miss Millie and I have officially opened BlissQuilter.com for long arm quilting services & much more. Attached is my first paid quilt. Quick Panto for Jean who is in one of my Bee's.
  40. 10 points
    Sheila S.

    Diamond Double

    This is my Diamond Double quilt that I just finished today. Well almost finished because I need to do the hand sewing of the binding.
  41. 10 points
    T Row Studio

    Judy Niemeyer Japanese Fan

    Here is a customers quilt. A J.N. Japanese fan beautifully pieced, we chose to do custom and I did different stitching in each fan. This quilt had a lot of SID. I did Have a great time coming up with designs I hope you enjoy looking.
  42. 10 points
    donna sco

    NQR EM is cancer free

    The doctors say EM is cancer free--no leukemia. Today she had the broviac line removed She is attending school as she can between continued visits to clinic to monitor blood, kidneys, etc. She was diagnosed on 3/4/16 and the past few months have been rough. Thank you for your prayers. The family believes strongly in prayer.
  43. 10 points
    Mary Beth

    Grandma's state Quilt

    My dad passed away on July 7th. The next day I started cleaning out my mom's house. If I had not, she would have dug her heels in and stayed there. She cannot take care of herself, so she would either be living in assisted living or with us, she chose us. She now lives with my brother, a few miles from me, so I can see her every day if I want to. While cleaning out their house I found so many goodies. One was this quilt (that I will attempt to post a picture of). My grandmother made this quilt top before Alaska and Hawaii became a state. When I found it I asked mom if she would use it if I quilted it. She said yes, immediately. Later she told me grandma made it and about the missing states. I can't wait to finish it for mom. But honestly, I forgot how much I hate doing pantos.
  44. 10 points
    Well this is a project I have been working on in my Mornings before Hubby gets out of bed. I decided I wanted to make a purple Elephant I did not have enough purple so I swapped fabric with a friend on Facebook and acquired some of my sister in laws purple stash and Made my Purple Elephant . It is not quilted but he just wanted to make an appearance I am to busy with customers quilts to get him finished but for now this will be good. I hope you love seeing him as much as I loved making him Sorry it is upside down what do you expect for a sneak peak LOL
  45. 10 points

    Just a little free hand fun!

    Sometimes all a baby quilt needs is a little fast free hand. The balloon fabric inspired me to make up a new free hand. After a little practice on paper, I just did it! My client and I loved it. The other free hand of flowers, leaves, spirals, and feathers is a favorite free hand that I do a lot because it is just so pretty. .
  46. 10 points
    Just got notified that one of my quilts placed at Syracuse! So excited. I'll find out tomorrow which one and what prize.
  47. 10 points

    Red Pine apple

    Phyllis paper pieced this quilt. Used Glide Affinity thread and Patirica Ritter's Lavish panto. I loved this quilt. Love her border!!! Thanks for looking!! 20160720_121840 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20160720_121859 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
  48. 10 points
    Today the twins got to spend some time together. They held hands and made each other sleep. I'm so in love!
  49. 10 points
    I dew quilting

    Love pink and brown quilts

    A friend asked me to quilt her pink and brown quilt. I don't remember the pattern name, but I think it is by Darlene Zimmerman. She wanted light quilting since she wanted to use it on her bed. Light quilting is hard for me. I'm used to quilting every square inch. LOL but I cold get use to "light" quilting. Included before and after photos. I used SoFine thread, brown, cream and pink. Quilters Dream 100 % cotton batting, 1 layer. Quilted onmy Millie. Ruler work and freehand.
  50. 10 points
    Started this quilt in 2005 and finished piecing that year. It has waited way to log for it's turn on Frannie Ann. 2016 0708_144157 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20160711_115003 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20160711_115013 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20160711_115108 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20160711_115059 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20160711_115049 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20160711_115112 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr If you click on the photo you will go to flilckr and see all of the photos. Thank you for all the support and kind words. And thanks for looking!!!!