EHonour

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    EHonour got a reaction from Bonnie in Ok in Three New Quilts   
    Been doing some small, simple stuff that I thought I'd share.  This first one is a charity quilt kit that Beth got from an organization, to return for their distribution.  I like the bold colors in it.  It's been sitting around waaaaay too long, so I popped it onto Lucius to play a bit.  I did a nice "falling leaves" pantograph in the center and then a free-hand cable-like pattern in the borders.  Fun to just create a border!  Now to finally send it back...

    Two years ago, right after getting Lucius, I did a panel baby quilt like this for a friend.  Now another friend has just had twins, and I discovered that my resourceful wife had actually bought FOUR of these panels for her stash!  So we pulled out two more of them and did contrasting backing and border flanges for the twins.  I was also really sneaky and loaded both baby quilts onto Lucius at the same time!  The panto is one that I created for that first quilt, so I lengthened it and just ran it all the way across both quilts.  (Well, I had to adjust the laser between the quilts to keep the lions and elephants from being cut by the edges.)  More fun.

    Keep stitching, everyone!
     
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    EHonour got a reaction from InesR in Three New Quilts   
    Sorry to take so long answering; I've been off on a business trip.  When I float a quilt, I use these metal spring clamps to hold the near edge.  Got the idea from Angela Huffman when I took her startup lessons.  

    But to be honest, I usually prefer to fasten the quilt to the top roller rather than floating it.  That helps me to keep the edges straight and the same width.  I only float it when it's a quick little project like these.  
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    EHonour got a reaction from dbams in Three New Quilts   
    Been doing some small, simple stuff that I thought I'd share.  This first one is a charity quilt kit that Beth got from an organization, to return for their distribution.  I like the bold colors in it.  It's been sitting around waaaaay too long, so I popped it onto Lucius to play a bit.  I did a nice "falling leaves" pantograph in the center and then a free-hand cable-like pattern in the borders.  Fun to just create a border!  Now to finally send it back...

    Two years ago, right after getting Lucius, I did a panel baby quilt like this for a friend.  Now another friend has just had twins, and I discovered that my resourceful wife had actually bought FOUR of these panels for her stash!  So we pulled out two more of them and did contrasting backing and border flanges for the twins.  I was also really sneaky and loaded both baby quilts onto Lucius at the same time!  The panto is one that I created for that first quilt, so I lengthened it and just ran it all the way across both quilts.  (Well, I had to adjust the laser between the quilts to keep the lions and elephants from being cut by the edges.)  More fun.

    Keep stitching, everyone!
     
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    EHonour got a reaction from NHDeb in Three New Quilts   
    Been doing some small, simple stuff that I thought I'd share.  This first one is a charity quilt kit that Beth got from an organization, to return for their distribution.  I like the bold colors in it.  It's been sitting around waaaaay too long, so I popped it onto Lucius to play a bit.  I did a nice "falling leaves" pantograph in the center and then a free-hand cable-like pattern in the borders.  Fun to just create a border!  Now to finally send it back...

    Two years ago, right after getting Lucius, I did a panel baby quilt like this for a friend.  Now another friend has just had twins, and I discovered that my resourceful wife had actually bought FOUR of these panels for her stash!  So we pulled out two more of them and did contrasting backing and border flanges for the twins.  I was also really sneaky and loaded both baby quilts onto Lucius at the same time!  The panto is one that I created for that first quilt, so I lengthened it and just ran it all the way across both quilts.  (Well, I had to adjust the laser between the quilts to keep the lions and elephants from being cut by the edges.)  More fun.

    Keep stitching, everyone!
     
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    EHonour got a reaction from LibbyG in A Day at the Zoo   
    "not creative," Libby?!  Good heavens.  What a marvelous idea, to quilt backgrounds to look like the animals' homes!
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    EHonour got a reaction from cegates in Three New Quilts   
    Been doing some small, simple stuff that I thought I'd share.  This first one is a charity quilt kit that Beth got from an organization, to return for their distribution.  I like the bold colors in it.  It's been sitting around waaaaay too long, so I popped it onto Lucius to play a bit.  I did a nice "falling leaves" pantograph in the center and then a free-hand cable-like pattern in the borders.  Fun to just create a border!  Now to finally send it back...

    Two years ago, right after getting Lucius, I did a panel baby quilt like this for a friend.  Now another friend has just had twins, and I discovered that my resourceful wife had actually bought FOUR of these panels for her stash!  So we pulled out two more of them and did contrasting backing and border flanges for the twins.  I was also really sneaky and loaded both baby quilts onto Lucius at the same time!  The panto is one that I created for that first quilt, so I lengthened it and just ran it all the way across both quilts.  (Well, I had to adjust the laser between the quilts to keep the lions and elephants from being cut by the edges.)  More fun.

    Keep stitching, everyone!
     
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    EHonour got a reaction from Marie0722 in Three New Quilts   
    Been doing some small, simple stuff that I thought I'd share.  This first one is a charity quilt kit that Beth got from an organization, to return for their distribution.  I like the bold colors in it.  It's been sitting around waaaaay too long, so I popped it onto Lucius to play a bit.  I did a nice "falling leaves" pantograph in the center and then a free-hand cable-like pattern in the borders.  Fun to just create a border!  Now to finally send it back...

    Two years ago, right after getting Lucius, I did a panel baby quilt like this for a friend.  Now another friend has just had twins, and I discovered that my resourceful wife had actually bought FOUR of these panels for her stash!  So we pulled out two more of them and did contrasting backing and border flanges for the twins.  I was also really sneaky and loaded both baby quilts onto Lucius at the same time!  The panto is one that I created for that first quilt, so I lengthened it and just ran it all the way across both quilts.  (Well, I had to adjust the laser between the quilts to keep the lions and elephants from being cut by the edges.)  More fun.

    Keep stitching, everyone!
     
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    EHonour got a reaction from SWall in Three New Quilts   
    Been doing some small, simple stuff that I thought I'd share.  This first one is a charity quilt kit that Beth got from an organization, to return for their distribution.  I like the bold colors in it.  It's been sitting around waaaaay too long, so I popped it onto Lucius to play a bit.  I did a nice "falling leaves" pantograph in the center and then a free-hand cable-like pattern in the borders.  Fun to just create a border!  Now to finally send it back...

    Two years ago, right after getting Lucius, I did a panel baby quilt like this for a friend.  Now another friend has just had twins, and I discovered that my resourceful wife had actually bought FOUR of these panels for her stash!  So we pulled out two more of them and did contrasting backing and border flanges for the twins.  I was also really sneaky and loaded both baby quilts onto Lucius at the same time!  The panto is one that I created for that first quilt, so I lengthened it and just ran it all the way across both quilts.  (Well, I had to adjust the laser between the quilts to keep the lions and elephants from being cut by the edges.)  More fun.

    Keep stitching, everyone!
     
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    EHonour got a reaction from Gail O in Three New Quilts   
    Been doing some small, simple stuff that I thought I'd share.  This first one is a charity quilt kit that Beth got from an organization, to return for their distribution.  I like the bold colors in it.  It's been sitting around waaaaay too long, so I popped it onto Lucius to play a bit.  I did a nice "falling leaves" pantograph in the center and then a free-hand cable-like pattern in the borders.  Fun to just create a border!  Now to finally send it back...

    Two years ago, right after getting Lucius, I did a panel baby quilt like this for a friend.  Now another friend has just had twins, and I discovered that my resourceful wife had actually bought FOUR of these panels for her stash!  So we pulled out two more of them and did contrasting backing and border flanges for the twins.  I was also really sneaky and loaded both baby quilts onto Lucius at the same time!  The panto is one that I created for that first quilt, so I lengthened it and just ran it all the way across both quilts.  (Well, I had to adjust the laser between the quilts to keep the lions and elephants from being cut by the edges.)  More fun.

    Keep stitching, everyone!
     
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    EHonour got a reaction from patty123 in First quilt using straight ruler   
    Beautiful cross-hatching - and all the lines are so STRAIGHT!
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    EHonour got a reaction from quilterkp in Two new QoV quilts   
    Beth and I are finally back from our winter RV trip to Florida, and I'm getting to pet Lucius again.  He was pining away, but perked up when I started loading a quilt from the backlog that had developed.  I had a couple of volunteer Quilts of Valor from the local guild, but we had also been doing some piecing while in the RV.  
    Here are the two QoV jobs, ready for some veteran.  Some unknown else-person in the guild did the piecing, but I did the quilting and binding.  Both were pantographs, and I was playing with some new panto rolls that I bought from Judy Lyons (Meadowlyon Designs) at QuiltWeek Daytona.  Glide thread top and bottom, different colors.   Used Magna-Glide prewound bobbins.  The green quilt has Glide 60wt on the back, which is nice because it means fewer bobbin changes, but I didn't have the 60wt in a blue for the flag quilt.  The binding is a cute all-machine flange binding that I learned to do a few months ago; it takes about two hours for each quilt with no handwork.


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    EHonour got a reaction from Quilta93 in Two new QoV quilts   
    Right indeed.  I hate doing the hand work, but I do it to finish Beth's quilts; they'd never get done otherwise, because she dislikes the hand work even more than I do!
    This binding is pretty easy.  Create TWO binding strips, length of quilt border, one strip at 1-1/4" width (main color) and the other at 1-3/4" (flange color).  Sew them together lengthwise to create a binding strip at 2-1/2" width.  When you fold/iron it in half lengthwise, the flange color will stick out 1/4" past the main color.  Sew it to the BACK of the quilt first (main color against the quilt back), doing corners and end joins as you normally would do for any binding.  Then when you fold it around to the front, do the final sewing from the front in the ditch of the flange/main seam, aligning it so that the same stitching is in the ditch on the back.  (Yes, this part is a bit tricky to keep lined up.) For that final sewing, use top thread matching the flange color and bobbin thread matching the quilt back.  
    Or, follow the pics in this blog.  She uses a different width for the main fabric and ends up with a smaller flange.
    https://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com/2015/01/flanged-binding-tutorial.html
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    EHonour got a reaction from yankiequilter in Two new QoV quilts   
    Beth and I are finally back from our winter RV trip to Florida, and I'm getting to pet Lucius again.  He was pining away, but perked up when I started loading a quilt from the backlog that had developed.  I had a couple of volunteer Quilts of Valor from the local guild, but we had also been doing some piecing while in the RV.  
    Here are the two QoV jobs, ready for some veteran.  Some unknown else-person in the guild did the piecing, but I did the quilting and binding.  Both were pantographs, and I was playing with some new panto rolls that I bought from Judy Lyons (Meadowlyon Designs) at QuiltWeek Daytona.  Glide thread top and bottom, different colors.   Used Magna-Glide prewound bobbins.  The green quilt has Glide 60wt on the back, which is nice because it means fewer bobbin changes, but I didn't have the 60wt in a blue for the flag quilt.  The binding is a cute all-machine flange binding that I learned to do a few months ago; it takes about two hours for each quilt with no handwork.


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    EHonour got a reaction from InesR in Two new QoV quilts   
    Beth and I are finally back from our winter RV trip to Florida, and I'm getting to pet Lucius again.  He was pining away, but perked up when I started loading a quilt from the backlog that had developed.  I had a couple of volunteer Quilts of Valor from the local guild, but we had also been doing some piecing while in the RV.  
    Here are the two QoV jobs, ready for some veteran.  Some unknown else-person in the guild did the piecing, but I did the quilting and binding.  Both were pantographs, and I was playing with some new panto rolls that I bought from Judy Lyons (Meadowlyon Designs) at QuiltWeek Daytona.  Glide thread top and bottom, different colors.   Used Magna-Glide prewound bobbins.  The green quilt has Glide 60wt on the back, which is nice because it means fewer bobbin changes, but I didn't have the 60wt in a blue for the flag quilt.  The binding is a cute all-machine flange binding that I learned to do a few months ago; it takes about two hours for each quilt with no handwork.


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    EHonour reacted to Tammy V. in Tip of the Day   
    What a great idea!  I need to do this!! I call it the "sit and stare" but I never thought to do this while on my current project! Somebody on the forum suggested this a while back and I use it on every custom I do. I use a  piece of acrylic from Lowe's that they will cut to your measurements. Put it over a block and doodle away. Use dry erase markers and away you go!

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    EHonour got a reaction from qltnbe in Folk Art Applique quilt   
    I like the way that the appliqué pops out from the background McT.  Very nice work.
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    EHonour got a reaction from LibbyG in Blossoms, Bees and Bugs   
    As always, Libby, looking at your work gives me great ideas to carry into my own.  Thanks again!
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    EHonour reacted to IBQLTN2 in Quilt show pictures of Henry and Ellie the elephants   
    These are my 2 elephant quilts that I won ribbons on at our guild quilt show.  Henry won the judges choice and honorable menti9n ribbon and Ellie won an honorable mention ribbon.  


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    EHonour reacted to qltnbe in Folk Art Applique quilt   
    Here's a close up of one of the blocks.  

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    EHonour reacted to Tellabella in GUILD QUILT SHOW   
    Here is the latest quilt I just completed for one of the guilds I belong to...the quilt will be raffled off at our November quilt show so I decided to do some custom quilting to really make it pop...It includes lots of ruler work, ditch work, a bit of curved ruler work with pebbles and ribbon swirls...in the solid areas and feathers in the remaining areas...I love the way it turned out and hopefully it will help sell some raffle tickets for our charity...
     


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    EHonour reacted to PamelaG in Some client quilts   
    Here are a couple I just finished recently from clients.



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    EHonour reacted to Ann Wight in 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




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    EHonour reacted to LibbyG in Blossoms, Bees and Bugs   
    My customer pieced this quilt using a pattern from the book GARDEN STITCHES by Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings.  She named the quilt.  Because of her unique background, I had some trouble quilting this.  She didn't want stippling, just a mixture of feathers and spirals etc.  She gave me Warm and Natural and I used So Fine and Bottom Line.  
    Garden Stitches by Libby G, on Flickr
    Garden Stitches (2) by Libby G, on Flickr
    Garden Stitches or Blossoms, Bees and Bugs by Libby G, on Flickr
    Garden Stitches by Lisa Bongean by Libby G, on Flickr
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    EHonour reacted to patty123 in First quilt using straight ruler   
    Quilt is finished thank you for the likes 

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    EHonour reacted to Tammy V. in Before and After pics   
    When a gal brought me this, I cringed! It had been stored for years and had big water stains on it. This was a huge embroidered top made by a family member who had passed away. Surprisingly the water stains didn't even show when I was done! Boy, was this a challenge!