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  1. 25 points
    Mary Beth

    Great quilting friends

    I posted that I was back, and buying a used machine. So excited to get back in the groove. I made a statement that I wanted to start slow, and just wanted to get a couple of rulers, then start practicing. I received a personal message from Connie, "Gator", telling me that she now has a computer on her machine, and doesn't really use some of her rulers so she asked for my address. She said that I had helped her so much when she first started quilting, and she wanted to help me. Wow, first of all, I didn't think I really helped anyone. I know I asked a ton of questions, and laughed at myself a lot....anyone remember my attempt at McTavishing. Anyway, I guess you never know how you help people along the way. Today I received a box that seemed a little too heavy for a couple of rulers. Connie, girl, you out did yourself. I could not have helped you this much. Seven rulers/templates. and 2 packages of BOBs. I am truly blessed!!! Thank you sweet Gator I hope I meet you at MQS, cause I am gonna squeeze your neck!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Can't wait to get that machine set up and start practicing.
  2. 24 points
    I was contacted by a company to design quilting templates for long-arm, mid-arm and short-arm machines. It is in the pre-planning stages, but, if all goes...I will let all you template users here, have first shot at some new designs!!! I am shooting for Very Reasonably Priced templates, with top grade plastic,.. and they've agreed to the lowest shipping rates with no extra fees! Fingers crossed! Being Centrally located in the U.S. will help everyone with shipping costs too!!!
  3. 20 points
    This is the first time I'm on here since my surgery in February. I'm doing well - not 100% but getting there. After no risk factors, I was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma in early January. My oncologist told me I shouldn't have gotten cancer - but I did. My breast cancer ended up being stage 2 and was hidden in the mammogram because of dense breast tissue. Thankfully I was sent for an ultrasound at the same time, which caught it because I couldn't feel anything! Know your breast density girls and it you have heterogeneously dense or extremely dense breasts , talk to your doctor for additional screening - it could save your life! It did mine!! Thankfully no chemo is in the future for me - but 10 years on hormone therapy. I also have 1 maybe 2 more surgeries to finish the reconstruction process. I actually sat at my sewing machine last week and sewed for the first time in months. This week I'm going to load one of my quilts on my long arm frame to quilt it to see how I can handle standing and working all day. I need to get back to work for something to do and also for the income! Thanks for all the prayers ! Support cancer research - there WILL be cures in the future!
  4. 19 points
    I finally put my Swoon quilt (Thimble Blossoms) on Freeda - my most ambitious quilting to date Continuous Curves in the swoon block; Curved crosshatching and feathers in white areas . . . I used the leftovers from making all those HSTs to make a pinwheel border. I used two layers of batting - Hobbs Wool on top; Hobbs 80/20 underneath; Glide thread; Lisa Calle's ProEcho Rulers.
  5. 17 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!
  6. 17 points
  7. 17 points
    Primitive1

    Antique Buttermold Quilt

    I finally finished one of my own during a slow time in my customer base......
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 17 points
    Just stopping in to share some progress as I'm so pleased with this so far! Don't you love quilts where every stitch has you thrilled and excited to move on to the next portion? It's so quiet around here as of late, where have all my quilting pals gone? 20151021_215011 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr 20151021_232504 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr 20151021_232431 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
  11. 17 points
    Quilting Heidi

    Maddie sewing

    It was my weekend with Madison and I had lots of sewing to do. Maddie was excited to get started on a quilt. We started it months and months ago but only got in an hour or two. I usually get it started and then let her sew the seam but I'm right by her side. Well what a difference a few months makes! This time I set up my 2nd machine, showed her once what to do, lowered the sewing speed and let her go. She was doing it all, lining up the 2 1/2" strips, starting, ending, the whole bit. She sewed 27 sets together and only had to unsew the last one. She begged to go back down to "our" sewing room after dinner so she could work more. When I told her it was time to stop she begged to be able to do one more! LOL Yes I think I've created a monster. It was wonderful that I could actually get my sewing done too but I had to share my pressing surface much quicker between units then I expected. LOL The goal is to make a chevron quilt so next step will be to cut the squares and sew them back together. She is a natural. She raised the sewing speed many times as it was "just too slow for her." LOL yup she is my niece.
  12. 16 points
    Kwiltr

    Moroccan Vibe-ish

    It must be picture day today! I just finished binding this quilt I finished quilting right before Christmas. Yesterday was finally dry enough with a little break through light in the clouds so ran outside for pictures. This quilt is a takeoff of the SKOW Moroccan Vibe, enlarged to fit our bed to 96”x 117. This was the quilt I asked so many questions here about double batting and hopping foot height etc. It was certainly a learning experience in so many ways. Quilted on Lenni.
  13. 16 points
    A few months ago, my neighbor's 13 year old daughter asked me to help her make a quilt. How could I say no? Twist my arm? LOL! Anyway, this Christmas break, we got together, she picked a quilt pattern (The Road to Oklahoma) and then we went shopping for fabrics. Ultimately, I wanted her to be the decision maker for her fabrics, batting, backing, etc... I didn't want to say "NO" so I gave her some gentle guidance with fabric choices, and she chose a variety of pastel pinks, blues, grays and a tone on tone white for the background and we added a pretty light pink inner border fabric and outer border that had all of the colors of her quilt. We used the extra strips of pastel gray and pinks for the binding. She chose ultra high loft polyester batting and the backing was lusciously soft pink and white minkee. I told her to buy extra minkee backing to make sure we had plenty of backing and I told her if we had leftover minkee we could use it to make something else... And if you're curious what we did with the leftover minkee... I had enough to make two pillow cases (I surprised her with those!!) Can you imagine how soft that might be to lay your pretty little head? We also made a label and sewed it on the back "Made by Jacee, January 2018, North Pole Alaska" when it came to the quilting part, I showed her all sorts of adorable quilting designs she could pick from... but surprisingly, she wanted a meander. OK, girl... you got it! She is absolutely thrilled with this (she now realized how much work goes into making a quilt!). I told her the more you wash it the softer it will get and it will last many many years. So here she is cuddled inside her quilt. She's a beautiful girl. It felt good to share my love of quilting and inspire her to possibly do this again in the future. She's really into soccer (like serious stuff -- she could be an olympian...she's that good at soccer she plays in soccer tournaments all over the west coast!) I can imagine her bringing this quilt with her to the soccer tourneys, sleep-overs with school friends, etc... it will be loved and used for sure! A bonus to the story, her mom and dad are completely over the moon about this. In fact, Mom came over and helped us pin and lay out the quilt while Jacee sewed. When Mom and Jacee were out of state at a soccer tournament, her Daddy came over one day to sew the outer border on the quilt. So, it was a family project that all of them can take pride in. YAAY! Anyway, thought I'd share this sweet story. Happy quilting everyone!
  14. 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
  15. 16 points
    PennyQuilts2

    I finished my Twinkle Star

    Put this on the long arm this morning. I finished the binding after lunch. Love it!!
  16. 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!
  17. 16 points
    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/
  18. 16 points
    and boy am I cutting it close. the wedding is this saturday, the 16th!! ​ I will be doing the binding with my machine, which, bums me out a little bit. I pride myself in the whip-stitching on the back when I finish, but I just don't have time. (people would ask how long the binding took and I would say.......oh, ummmmmm, 6 movies worth, really, I can sit there for days just stitching away but my body just can't take it, lol) I've made the binding with the small flange of a different color, brown binding with the blue as a flange. I can safely say, feathers are my friend!
  19. 16 points
    I call myself the 'cobbler with no shoes' because I quilt for everyone else except me! So my goal was to make a quilt for our new house, our new bed.... I wanted calm neutral colours reminding me of sand or pebbles.....I made this quilt using the pattern "Sweet Garden" from Carolina Patchworks. I was intending to make the entire king size with this pattern - and I did. Then I hated it, so I chopped 2/3s of the pattern off and added white for some neutral breathing space. Simple quilting in between the blocks. And then I got carried away in the white. [
  20. 16 points
    T Row Studio

    customer quilt won first

    My Customer Jan won first place for her Laundry Basket Quilt called Family Tree. she machine button hole stitched it and I did custom quilting edge stitched around the applique then added different fills in each block. I was pleased with how it turned out
  21. 16 points
    delld

    Finished

    I have to show off the binding on this quilt. Stitched it on today and the back by hand. Yes my hands hurt, but I love this quilt!!!! Wish I could keep it. The fabric is printed stripes and made it easy to do. 20160124_175930 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
  22. 15 points
    harcathy

    Baby quilt

    This is a baby quilt I made for a soon to be born baby boy. The nursery is an “Under the Sea” theme.
  23. 15 points
    My only quilt of this year has just won Best of State. In April it will judged for best of Australia before touring all other states for seven months. Sorry it is so tiny but I posted that from my phone. If you search the #Featheration2Blu on instagram or even Facebook her journey will come up
  24. 15 points
    GMALKB

    New Milly !

    I'm giving you all a better chance to win the new Milly, as I made a deal today to trade mine in on a new one ! So, I won't be entering any more.......... I am so excited. I have loved my older Milly and decided it was time to move up to the new one. Can't wait to get her set up and start playing...........I am near Des Moines/Carroll, so they will deliver and set up for me..........maybe as early as next week sometime. I spent most of the morning finishing up a quilt I had in progress and taking off the extra gadgets I can use on my new model............the micro drive handles, etc.
  25. 15 points
    Here is my Allietare from Bonnie Hunters Mystery this year. I showed it at the Red Deer Quilt show. I switched the Colors to use my stash and not buy more fabric. I do love the colors and the design Thanks for looking. I did a simple design in the two blocks. I had a flannel on the back of this one. Here is my 6 month old granddaughter that visited me at the Quilt show- Just had to add this one
  26. 15 points
    I quilted my 1st quilt on my new Milli! It was one made by my hubby, Roger. He used a pattern from Judy Niemeyer, only he turned the final four quadrants so the star was not in the middle, leaving me lots of negative space to quilt....I will admit at 1st I was very intimidated, but after a little planning my mojo came back and I had fun with it! Appropriate to have fun on the 1st quilt of a new machine! Inside out Fractured Star by -RoseCity Quilter- Inside out Fractured Star by -RoseCity Quilter- Inside out Fractured Star by -RoseCity Quilter- Inside out Fractured Star by -RoseCity Quilter- For the complete story as well as some pictures of our 1st attempts at Quilt path on my old machine, see my blog, https://rosecityquilter.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/rogers-prismatic-star-and-some-learning/
  27. 15 points
    Little House Creations

    Dresden quilt

    My customer made this quilt as a gift for her 2 yr old granddaughter - to be given when she turns 18! It was so much fun to quilt - Hobbs Wool Batting; So Fine thread. I SID all the Dresden pieces, filled with swirl hook filler, cc in sashings and made "ghost" dresdens in the large plain borders. This was a feel good quilt - and my customer was so pleased!
  28. 14 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
  29. 14 points
    Usually I am my own worst critic but I finished a quilt for a customer last week that I am really happy with. It is a king size Grandmother's Flower Garden, all hand pieced. Every flower is made up of seven different fabrics, and every fabric was only used once in the quilt. There are a few repeats in the green background but not in the flowers. She worked on it on and off for five years, and she must have collected every basic fabric out there for the last 20 years. It was so much fun quilting the flowers and looking at all the different fabrics, recognizing many of them. She asked me to "make the flowers look like flowers", and I think I did
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 14 points
    mlsa3

    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.
  34. 14 points
    https://www.accuquilt.com/blog/events/contests/congratulations-to-our-quilt-block-design-contest-winners/?RILT=contest&lb=n&utm_source=E160511C_Entrants&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=consumeremail I just want to thank all those who voted for my block in the Accuquilt contest. We kept the block in the top five which was super cool!! After they added five more blocks to the final count--My block was chosen as the Grand Prize winner. I am over the top excited! So anytime after June 9 and you are traveling along I80 in Omaha you will see my design on the side of their factory!! Cant wait to see it!!!
  35. 14 points
    JuneR

    Dreams do come true

    After 10+ years of dreaming of a APQS long arm, she will arrive on Tuesday. I'm very excited for the arrival of my certified 2015 Lucey to get here. It's been along time dreaming of one and finally it's coming true. Don't give up on your dreams, it could be right around the corner. Lots of learning to do, but looking forward to it. I'm sure I will be looking to this forum for lots of great tips and advice. Keep dreaming..................
  36. 14 points
    LisaC

    Desert 9 Patch

    Here is my version of Karen Montgomery's Painted Desert quilt. I made the top two years ago and couldn't quite decide on a quilting design. Once I did; I needed (wanted) a circle maker to execute the sunburst design. My talented husband made me one for Christmas and I commenced to stitching circles. I ditched the entire quilt with Sew Fine and then used a salmon variegated Magnifico thread by Superior for the sunbursts; and Glide Prickly Pear for the grid work. I used Lisa Calle's Pro-Echo rulers to do the Continuous Curves. I love how it turned out and am pleased with the results. Thank you for looking. Desert 9 Patch by Lisa C., on Flickr Desert 9 Patch by Lisa C., on Flickr
  37. 14 points
    Quilting Heidi

    NQR More babies!

    I can finally tell the "world." LOL My daughter is expecting and it's twins! We're so excited!!!!! Looks like we're going from 2 grand babies to 5 in 2016!
  38. 14 points
    Gator

    Great quilting friends

    Mary Beth, I'm glad you received the box. I feel we quilter's have a special bond between us and are ready to help each other anyway we can. Material things are good, but I really enjoy and appreciate the helpful advice, the words of encouragement and the ooos and awwwwws when our work is commented on. Just knowing that someone out there thinks enough to read and comment on what I write is worth a million dollars or more. (whether it's quilt related or NQR). Have fun with the rulers, my heart feels good knowing that they are making someone happy and not gathering dust. Can't wait to see your first "new" quilt.
  39. 14 points
    Finally got my Mexican Star back on Freeda and finished. Double batt - wool/quilter's dream; So Fine thread. Couldn't have done it without Lisa Calle's classes at Sparrow Studioz in July.
  40. 14 points
    chickenscratch

    Finished- with pictures

    Here are a few pictures. It is still a long way from done, but I am pretty happy with it so far. I am having issues with top thread showing up underneath, but I think that is because of the batting and density of the quilting. Plus it is one color thread on top and a different color on the backer. The back looks like a glorious wholecloth. I think she should use it wrong side up.
  41. 13 points
    Ann Wight

    My first scrappy quilt...ever!

    I have been quilting since 2008 and have always been afraid of making scrappy quilts. For me, they are to busy, too many fighting patterns, just too much chaos. I decided to tackle my fear of all this and make a small quilt from my scraps. I used an Arkansas Crossroads block and am really pleased with my "controlled" scrappy quilt. Details on my blog: http://bunkhousequilts.blogspot.com/2018/02/im-not-afraid-of-scrappy-quilts.html
  42. 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
  43. 13 points
    My customer just won First Place, favorite quilt from the guild members and People's Choice at her local guild. I used So Fine and Bottom Line. Hobbs 80/20 and Dream Wool. This is a picture of Shirley and her grandaughter who will eventually receive the quilt. Spring Basket 031 by Libby G, on Flickr Spring Basket (7) by Libby G, on Flickr Spring Basket (5) by Libby G, on Flickr Spring Basket (9) by Libby G, on Flickr Spring Basket (10) by Libby G, on Flickr
  44. 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
  45. 13 points
    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.
  46. 13 points
    GMALKB

    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............
  47. 13 points
    delld

    Look What I FOUND!!!

    I was going though old pictures (slides) that my parents took while we were growing up. Santa brought this to a very surprised 6 year old. I don't think Mr and Mrs. Santa knew what they had created in this little girl!!!!! I still have the cabinet and all the attachments. When I bought my Singer Touch and Sew Dad made it so the Singer would drop in the space and I could sew. My parents had to move while I was away at college and the head weighed so much they threw it away. I sure miss her.~~~~
  48. 13 points
    BethDurand

    Clean your rails.

    Quilting along yesterday and "Pearly" is driving rough. Well, look at all the lovely little black spots on her carriage. Cleaned her wheels and rails, and she's back to smooth as glass! Today, all is well, but after about the 1/2 way point things get harder to move. Hmm. Could it be? Sure enough, 65 lb dog is sleeping on the on the other side of the table, and when he laid down, he lay on the cord. After moving the cord, she's much smoother again. Just an FYI.
  49. 13 points
    I haven't had much time to piece this year, but I did manage to finish this UFO from a few years ago. I took a class through our guild on sashings, and decided to try using the ruler I bought on the panel these blocks came from. Pretty happy little quilt with all over quilting, but nothing fancy. It's hanging in my studio for now.
  50. 13 points
    Quilting Grammy

    My first blue ribbon

    I took my "Across the Wide Missouri" quilt to the local quilt show and was plesently surprised. I won a blue ribbon, they don't have different catigories and it is judged by all the visiters that come through. Grand Prize went to a hand quilted quilt.