Posts Tagged ‘modern quilting’

On the frame July 7, 2017

Worked on this delightful quilt today! Pieced by Carolanne, the fabrics are Carolyn Freidlander, the thread is Superior Omni in Silver, the batting is Hobbs 80/20 and the pantograph is “Water World” from Willow Leaf Studio. Hand guided quilting.

A wedding quilt

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 »

Off the frame!

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.

Modern Quilt Guild Swap Quilt

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 »

Books and Products I love!!

Each year I promise myself that I will get better at blogging and do it more often, this is my attempt for 2016! I’m going to start out with a post about my favorite quilting books and products that I use. Check them out and feel free to leave a comment on your favorite quilting book or product! I don’t have a huge library of quilting books, I tend to borrow from friends! But I will say the books I’m listing below with links are ones I have purchased and LOVE! I am part of Amazon’s associate program so if… Read more »

Quilting a “modern quilt”

For the second time this year, I was asked to quilt a modern charity quilt. The first was for a guild that I knew I wasn’t going to rejoin, so there was some guilt involved there and the second was for my modern guild (NHMQG) that is going to be at QuiltCon 2016 so no pressure there! There is typically a lot of straight line quilting involved in modern quilts, which on a regular sewing machine is really no problem, but on a longarm we’re talking ruler work. There’s an extended base, a selection of rulers and micro handles involved…. Read more »

Are You a Perfectionist?

I am not. That’s not to say I don’t put out quality work, I just won’t sit there and tear out a seam 45 times and re-sew it until it’s perfect. Not gonna do it. Which brings me to this blog post. I have a granddaughter now (Elsa), she was born on December 27 of last year and of course she’s the best granddaughter ever. Last month we spent Thanksgiving with my son (Erik) and daughter-in-law (Sarah) and of course the baby Elsa. Erik asked me if I could send his and Sarah’s Christmas stockings to them and I immediately… Read more »

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