This one was special, and one that I made. It was a gift for my nephew Matt and his new bride Alyssa! The quilt pattern is from a magazine and the quilt is 101″ x 101″. The pantograph I used is called Splat by Anne Bright Designs. I used Kona Silver and Kona Navy, the backing fabric is Benartex Vine Silver/Grey from Backside Fabrics (great customer service btw), thread is Omni Royal by Superior and the batting is my favorite Hobbs 80/20. I really love this quilt and I hope the recipients do, too! I’m hoping to get a picture of… Read more »
I finished up this beauty by Eileen today — Lots of straight line quilting in the white areas and a flowery fill in the brightly colored fabric squares! Very fun to work on. Hobbs 80/20 batting, Superior Omni thread in Orange Peel and Natural White.
Quilt pieced by René. Quilted with Superior Omni Thread in medium grey, Hobbs 80/20 batting (single layer), Bauhaus pantograph by Urban Elementz. This sucker is HUGE! 107″ x 122″! Each quilting pass takes me almost 20 minutes! And on a side note, I had no idea a tetanus booster would make my arm so sore the next day! Happy quilting! Lisa
Labyrinth Walk Quilt by Deb. Custom quilted with Superior Omni Threads in black, wintergreen and aqua. Hobbs 80/20 batting (single layer). Quilting includes straight line quilting in the dark green and black blocks (and borders) and assorted pebbles in the light green.
I was at a quilt retreat this weekend. For those of you who have no idea what that is, it’s when a group of quilters get together and rent out a venue and eat, drink, sew, and laugh. I had a great time with friends who take good care of me (even when I’m sick!). I got a couple of things accomplished, (wish I had done more, but whatever.) and started some new things. At the end of the retreat (which was in beautiful Kennebunk, ME) a group of us walked downtown and crossed the bridge into Kennebunkport to do… Read more »
I signed up for the Modern Quilt Guild‘s swap last year. It was in September or October, but since I’m deadline oriented (procrastinator) I didn’t think about it again until last month when I got the “penultimate nag email”. I had an idea of what I wanted to make, but wasn’t sure and quiet frankly my creativity level is at a pretty low point right now. So Yesterday I went into my sewing room and started to think. As Pooh would say, “think, think, think” while tapping his cranium. My friend Susie was working on a really cool one (follow… Read more »
Today is a bad day. I’m trying, really trying but it’s still a bad day. I don’t know what makes today different, I seemed to be okay yesterday. But today…today is hard. It’s been 10 days since my husband died…is that a significant number? Is 10 days the amount of days for everything to sink in? Or is that just “my” special number? Will day number 11 be easier? I feel as if I’m wandering…my mind is wandering my body is wandering. My anchor is gone and I’m floating aimlessly. I know in my heart this will get better, but… Read more »
April was a pretty spectacular month here at Garden Gate Quilting! MQX Quilt Festivals was held April 6-9, 2016 and I was lucky enough to take two great classes and volunteer a boatload of hours! On Sunday the 3rd and Monday the 4th I worked with the photography team photographing every quilt that would hang at the show – 1,783 photos of 420 quilts! It was so cool to get to see them all up close and personal! The workmanship was amazing! Plus the photography team headed by Jeffrey and Cricket Lomicka is the best! On Tuesday I got to help out… Read more »
Have you ever watched one of those “consumer reports” segments on the news and think, I want to do that? No? Neither did I, but it happened anyway! My husband Tom saw an “As Seen on TV” infomercial for the Car Cane and was wondering if it actually worked or not. We were out shopping one night and he pointed it out to me. Tom has Parkinson’s Disease, and sometimes has some trouble getting in and out of the car. It was $14.99 which both us us didn’t want to spend on something we had no idea if it worked… Read more »