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  1. 17 points
  2. 17 points
    Primitive1

    Antique Buttermold Quilt

    I finally finished one of my own during a slow time in my customer base......
  3. 16 points
    anniemueller

    Pink Halloween Quilt

    Look what I got to quilt! It's a pink themed Halloween quilt, to display at our local hospital during the month of October. Pink because it's breast cancer awareness month. The Jackson Hole Quilt Guild rotates a quilt display every month at our local hospital. The nurses and patients really appreciate it. We've had a hard time in years past trying to find a pink quilt for the October display. So we had the bright idea to make a quilt just for that. Different people made the applique blocks, others sewed them together with sashing and border. I quilted it, and just handed it off to another member to attach the binding. A terrific collaboration. Last May I took a few classes from Judi Madsen in Salt Lake City. I just LOVE her work. So, you will see that she inspired this quilting. The bat bra block is the one that really got me started with the quilt designs. The lady who made it drew a spider in a web on the cleavage, so clever and so easy to quilt that design! Judi had just posted an applique quilt that she'd finished that had bugs in it. She gave the bugs motion by quilting a swirly design under them. I thought the ghosts need that swirly design too. Remember, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?! I used a wool batting, glide thread with magna glide bobbins. Love those magna glide bobbins! Angela Huffman is a great source for them and her delivery is super fast. Thanks for looking!
  4. 16 points
    T Row Studio

    Cactus Collage quilted

    Here is My latest Collage quilt ready for Squaring and binding This is a Laura Heine Collage pattern called Cactus collage sampler. I shrunk this to 60% of the original size. My Mother saw one in our Local Show and she said It was her favorite quilt at the show so I thought I could make that for her birthday. I have included before after quilting and the back I also included a copy of my doodle of how I was going to quilt this. Thanks for looking Have a great day
  5. 16 points
    PennyQuilts2

    I finished my Twinkle Star

    Put this on the long arm this morning. I finished the binding after lunch. Love it!!
  6. 16 points
    SWall

    Fancy Forest Quilt

    Finished my Fancy Forest Quilt (design by Elizabeth Hartman) this morning. One problem I have is my grandchildren all want one What have I started?? It was so much fun to make!
  7. 14 points
    sdaurio

    Quilted Vintage Table Linen

    My quilting has been hit or miss lately. Rather than try to make a quilt, I found this vintage table cloth and went to town. I miss spending time with my Millie! I do have to say that I love having quilts on the table. Now I need to find a Christmas poinsettia table cloth! I had no plan for this one other than, I needed to quilt some feathers, I knew it need checkerboard cross hatching and I just needed to do some crazy quilting!!! Just makes me want to do more! I put it on the frame and just got started. Used a little thread in the process. One layer of hobbs 80/20 batting, glide thread on top magna glide in the bobbin. Hand guided with a little ruler work.
  8. 14 points
    A client had me custom quilt her "Thistle Pod" quilt top for her. She entered it in our county fair and was awarded "Supreme Grand Champion". This entitles the quilt to represent our county at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show in Harrisburg. The judge loved the quilting.
  9. 14 points
    Kwiltr

    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.
  10. 13 points
    LibbyG

    HONOR ABIDES HERE

    The Bedford Historical Society asked our guild to make them a raffle quilt for 2017. I've always wanted to make this quilt since I saw it in McCalls Quilting Magazine a number of years ago. I used Hobbs 80/20 batting, So Fine on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. I added an extra row to the top and side of the pattern so it would be queen size. It won 2 First Place Awards, a Second Place and best longarm machine quilting in 3 different area quilt shows. Only one judge said she saw shadowing. I did try to press seams open, but it was easier to sew nine patches ironing to one side. How do you try to prevent shadowing? Honor Abides Here (2) by Libby G, on Flickr Cumberland MD quilt show 097 by Libby G, on Flickr Honor Abides Here (5) by Libby G, on Flickr Honor Abides Here (3) by Libby G, on Flickr
  11. 13 points
    SWall

    Iris quilt

    I had the privilege of quilting this beautiful applique Iris quilt for my neighbour/friend. It has a wonderful story behind it. She made the quilt top back in 1988 for her daughter and as young daughters go, didn't like it once Mom had almost finished the top. So, my friend put it in storage along with the rest of the fabric and backing. Now this summer, her mother is moving from her home to a new condo and my friend felt her mother needed a new quilt for her new home so she dug this out of storage and her mother loved it. She was ready to bring me the quilt and then realized the borders had never been put on so she needed to quickly do that as well and so fortunate that she had kept all the extra fabrics! I had SO much fun quilting this for them. AND another exciting note is that my friend is now eagerly awaiting her very own APQS Millie!! We are going to have so much fun sharing ideas and learning together!
  12. 13 points
    I have finally finished quilts for Landon and Scarlett. Can you believe they are a year old already? They are such good babies. They both love their quilt and give them kisses and hugs all the time. Lol. Landon likes to pet his giraffe. These quilted up really quickly. My goal was to keep them soft and snuggley.
  13. 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
  14. 12 points
    Ann Wight

    Clothesline Quilt

    I just took this little orphan block quilt off the frame and bound it. I was given several bags of stash and blocks from a lady that passed away several years ago. Her daughter is an acquaintance of mine and recently her husband was killed in an boating accident. I made this for her from the last of her Mom's orphan blocks. More of the story and photos on my blog. http://bunkhousequilts.blogspot.com/2017/07/clothesline-quilt-is-done.html
  15. 12 points
    clgtennis

    Zinnia Garden for my niece

    A recent finish for my great niece's 10th birthday. I've had the fabric for quite a few years thinking it would make a pretty girls quilt and when my niece asked me to make her a quilt I knew what I wanted to use. The pattern is called Zinnia Garden from American Patchwork & Quilting 2017 calendar. My niece loved it and apparently her bedroom is being painted to go with it! Cathy APQS Freedom w/Intelliquilter
  16. 12 points
    T Row Studio

    Christmas in July

    Here is a lovely paper pieced poinsettia wall hanging Marie made she will have it ready for Christmas this year. Here is the before after and back hope you enjoy. and..... Merry Christmas........ LOL
  17. 12 points
    LibbyG

    Beverly's Bouquet #2

    When one of my friends saw the post of the first Beverly's Bouquet quilt, she loved it so much she ordered the pattern. It really was challenging for her, but she's done a terrific job with it. Hobb's 80/20, So Fine on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. Beverlys Bouquet by Libby G, on Flickr Beverlys Bouquet (2) by Libby G, on Flickr Beverlys Bouquet (3) by Libby G, on Flickr
  18. 12 points
    IBQLTN2

    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. 12 points
    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.
  20. 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.
  21. 12 points
    connieb

    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.
  22. 12 points
    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.
  23. 11 points
    Robin

    Surf Song Bargello

    Just off my quilt frame this week, "Surf Song" bargello. From the book Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts by Eileen Wright. Needed a king size quilt for my bed and instead of adding borders to make a king sized "Surf Song" I kept building the bargello to the edges. I quilted it with IQ and the panto Ripples by Lorien Quilting. I will make coordinating batik pillowcases and of course still need to bind the beast!! Robin in MT
  24. 11 points
    ffq-lar

    Letter from Himself (RitaR's husband)

    Rita and Roland visiting Dennis and me in 2009.
  25. 11 points
    MaryQuiltsTx

    Amazing People

    Last week I changed my needle in my Lenni and accidentally put it in backward. It immediately got hung up and blew a fuse. I used my extra fuse and fixed it. No problems. So today I remembered I needed to order some fuses. I went to the Quilted Joy website because I had had good service from them before. I ordered 6 fuses. My thinking, "I have to order them so get several" and since I am somewhat anal it has to be a round number like a half a dozen, right? The owner of Quilted Joy, Angela Huffman, saw my order and her thinking was "does this lady have a problem?" So she called me to see if my machine was regularly blowing fuses and to see if she could offer help. Yes, she really did do that. I was floored. I did not buy my machine from her. I don't even live in the same state as she does. But she took the time to see if I needed help. I find that amazing and very uplifting. No one does that anymore. APQS has some amazing people representing them and I am glad (even though I am having some thread issues at the moment) I bought an APQS machine. I wanted to be sure to acknowledge her kindness because I think society as a whole is sometimes quicker to complain than to compliment. So thank you Angela. (And yes, I asked her about my thread problem and she told me a few things to check on. How nice is that.) I also want to thank the folks on this forum who are always taking time to offer advice and help whenever I have a question. I was feeling kinda bummed about the problems I am having but I feel better and know that there is support out there. So thank you.
  26. 11 points
    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!
  27. 11 points
    LauraB

    Ideas anyone?

    Thanks for all of the ideas, they really helped. Here is the finished quilt.
  28. 11 points
    LibbyG

    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
  29. 11 points
    PattyJo

    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.
  30. 11 points
    lisae

    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.
  31. 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.
  32. 11 points
    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!
  33. 11 points
    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.
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. 10 points
    delld

    Four point star quilt

    This is Patsy's quilt. It's a hand pieced that she found on the internet. Sh asked me to quilt it. Thought you would like to see. She loved it today when she picked it up!!! 20170626_100418 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170626_100441 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170626_100447 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170626_100458 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170626_101728 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
  37. 10 points
    cegates

    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
  38. 10 points
    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.
  39. 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
  40. 10 points
    RosemaryJ08

    My Accomplished Quilting :)

    Hi Everyone, I want to start out with Thanking Everyone for their tips and links to help me Learn all I can about Needles, Batting, and Variegated thread, so that I wouldn't disappoint my NEW LUCEY! Our Daughter said she wanted a Quilt that looked like an Eclipse, and she wanted it in Florida Sunset, Earthtones, etc... and she wants it PUFFY (Comforter style) I have spent the last 9 months, planning this quilt for our Daughter.. First I had to make a template for the pattern.. then the hard part.. NEVER WORKED WITH BATIKS BEFORE. Everyone I talked to said,, just sew them together and they all match.. well, being the old fashioned "match" fabrics.. I just couldn't do it.. I procrastinated on my design wall for MONths!! Move this one.. move that one., Oh, now I lost the Eclipse.. it was a struggle!! But , never give up. After finally getting the top all pieced and with all your help a searching everywhere that I could search.. it was time to take the plunge and see if I could actually do this. .. I searched everywhere for a Panto that was "open" and didn't have any success, so I had to create my own.. Big Swirls and loops so that my quilting would hopefully end up PUFFY. So.. here you are.. Batiks top and Backing.. 2 layers of batting, Variegated Superior Top thread , Super Bobs in the bobbin.. Never had the thread break one time.. and Lucey performed like a Pro. For a Newbie, I am very happy with my first quilting. Rosemary
  41. 10 points
    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.
  42. 10 points
    My quilt, This Irish Stars, made the quiltmaker magazine in the sew to speak section for the May/June 2017 Issue. I sent this picutre to them and was contacted to be able tp put in the magazine. I'm proud to show it off. I made three of these quilts for the kids for Christmas. All Just alike. I used Quilters Dream wool batting, and just pulled fabric from my hidden fabrics to try to match up as best I could. I used the the panto, Dewdrops in the Garden from Urban Elementz. I don't have quilt path, so I found it was a little hard to do. I started not to post these, because I was not as proud as I should have been with the panto I chose for these quilts. I got the pattern from the Quiltmaker magazine, July/August 2014 No. 158 issue. Anyway here is a picture of a couple.
  43. 10 points
    FloridaMissy

    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.
  44. 10 points
    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!
  45. 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.
  46. 10 points
    T Row Studio

    Kaffe tote bags

    Here are three more totes I am making for Christmas presents. I do the piecing on the long arm then remove and make the tote. These are quick projects to make. Hope you enjoy looking at them.
  47. 10 points
    delld

    critters in my Spring Bouquet

    Well I finally finished it. binding, sleeve and label on! Need to block it for the show in February 2017!!! Not the best pictures. There are catapillers, dragonflies, spriders and their webs amd honey bees hiding amoung the flowers!!! 20161028_174919 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20161028_174928 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
  48. 10 points
    Laura Farnham

    Vintage Linen,......

    Needed to take a break and do something for me,... so loaded this little linen last night and played,... I tried a couple new things to see how it would turn out,..... Layered the piece on silk to see how it would play together and I really liked the framing effect,... then, instead of Batting,... I used the the foam liner,... I believe it is called Bosal Foam or Soft and Stable Foam (The stuff used to line bags and purses} Wanted to see how my Milli would handle it and I was pleased with the results... It gave the piece some defined texture,... but was not bulky in any way,.... Did not have to adjust tension and it quilted super easy,...... I think I am going to be working with this stuff a lot in the future!..... I am attaching a couple pics of the piece,... and one of the back,..... I used a black cloth for the back,... Just a piece I had in a pile of linens,... the black came off on my hands as I handled the piece,.... and it changed the color of my Thread,... I used Glide,... in White,... but it stitched almost a pale grey blue,.... I like how it played with the piece,... so just kept stitching,..... Sometimes it is just fun to PLAY and try new things,..... Always something new to learn!!! Thanks for looking,...... Happy Quilting,.... Laura
  49. 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.
  50. 10 points
    Since my post I talked with the friend and explained that I had never done a binding that way and had confidence that I could do the way I've always done it. She said she didn't know anything about quilting and the other quilters just told her it was an easy way to do it was the reason she suggested it. I told her I was going to do it my way because I wanted her to be totally happy with the quilt when I finished. She asked if she needed to buy binding and I said no that I had plenty of fabric left over and would fix it. She is a sweet lady and I don't think she was trying to put anything over on me....it was my wife who ticked me off. She had been suggesting things to people and I finally told her I appreciated her pushing to get me business but to quit telling them what they needed because it created more work for me....to have them contact me and I would talk with them about what I thought they needed.