Archive for the ‘Quilted’ Category
This week I’m back downstairs in the longarm room. This was a donated HeartStrings top but offhand I’m not sure who sent it to me — quilted with some simple freehand swirls. I try to be good about tracking where these come from but sometimes a top doesn’t get labeled.
EDIT: Becky R in IL wrote to let me know this was her HeartStrings top. I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to identify it when I first posted it.
A simple swirl creates nice texture and is quick and eases me back into quilting!
I seem to be on a night schedule again so I’m going to head upstairs now and work on the string Courthouse Steps blocks I started last night. After working on HeartStrings blocks over the New Year’s holiday weekend, I realized I need to make some inroads into my string bins before they overtake me. I’m going to participate in our 365 challenge which means that I’m going to attempt 365 string blocks of some sort in 2013 although I won’t stress if it takes me longer than a year. I’m starting out with 48 blocks from this HeartStrings top.
I thought it appropriate to finish up this leftover quilt during the holidays. It is a UFO but wasn’t one on the list to finish this year – it’s # 12 so I will still meet my goal of finishing 12 UFO’s although I did substitute a couple during the year.
I’ve blogged before about leftover quilts – when I’m cutting for a scrap quilt I will cut more than I need for variety and make another quilt from the strips or pieces left over. This one was made from leftovers from my Diamonds and Rails quilt which is back on the website now.
The pantograph is Jilly by Keryn Emmerson
Mom pieced this little quilt for me from a Connecting Threads kit. I always check their clearance stuff when I’m placing an order and this will make a cute quilt for me to keep at the condo in GA for the little ones. I couldn’t decide how I wanted to quilt it so I tossed it up on the design a week ago so I’d have to stare at it and think of options.
Still delaying, I went up to piece the back tonight and cut out another owl pillow.
After piecing the back, I decided what the heck and quilted it with the pantograph on the machine – Jilly by Keryn Emmerson.
I’ll get it trimmed and maybe even start the binding but I’ll take it with me next week and finish the binding by hand in GA.
I did get Marsha’s 2nd Strips and Strings Log Cabin loaded and quilted — a swirly freehand design from the Pajama Quilter DVD called Dwirling. You know it’s a favorite of mine for these scrappy quilts. Dawn has two DVD’s and I always try to link to the DVD that has the specific design I’m showing and she makes it easy because she has a link that shows the back of the DVD so you can check before ordering if you’re inspired to buy … of course, I think both are worth having and I use designs from each of them.
Keith and I are heading out to cast our absentee votes tomorrow morning — hopefully I’ll be able to sleep some tonight.
Hoping to get at least 3 tops quilted this week in between my errands. The first one is done getting me off to a good start. This Strips and Strings Log Cabin top was pieced by Marsha.
It’s quilted with the pantograph Jilly from Keryn Emmerson – the top is flannel so there’s some really good loft and the quilting shows up well.
And it feels like Christmas as another box of backings arrived from Tish. Thanks to her I have lots of choice when it comes to pulling a backing for each of these HeartStrings tops. She writes that she feels blessed that she can help in this way but I’m the one who feels blessed to have someone give so generously. Each back she sends is well pieced, well pressed, squared up and ready to load on the longarm.
Every now and then Chesty decides to “nest” in my batting. Unfortunately this was a quilt already loaded but the good news was the ripped part was just inches below the top so I didn’t have to do any repairs.
I finished up this quilting tonight — this is October’s UFO and was inspired by JudyL’s Monochromatic challenge last year. I didn’t participate but I love making Monochromatic quilts and surprisingly, the yellow challenge caught my eye. I designed a quilt in EQ7 and this is the result…it also looks great in RWB.
The pantograph is Whirlygig