Archive for the ‘Quilted’ Category
With this HeartStrings top now quilted (blocks by DebS assembled by Sue or her Mom), I hit my goal to quilt 3 by the end of the weekend and it’s not even Saturday yet! Binding on the 3 is already in progress.
Freehand quilted with Dwirling from the Pajama Quilter DVD. It’s my go to pattern when I want something quick and easy that still gives our HeartStrings quilts great texture.
My thread was kind of blendy so it was easy to lose my place but irregular and funky work.
I like this so much more than meandering.
June’s UFO is quilted. I’m lazy so I rarely quilt two tops in one day but I knew I was going to be up all night anyway so I loaded and quilted my Solid Stars and String top.
As with other quilts of mine using a combination of solid and print fabrics, I decided to use a darker thread and quilt a scroll like pattern.
The pantograph is Jilly by Keryn Emmerson and although you can’t see it in this photo the thread is brown.
This one is also now trimmed and ready for binding. If interested, you can see how I made this on my website. It’s my version of an antique quilt I saw on eBay.
Not sure where this week (or last week) went but I’m working this evening trying to get through as much of my list before I travel again in less than two weeks.
The goal through Sunday will be to load and quilt 3 tops and to get as far as I can on binding them.
Quilt #1 was loaded and quilted this evening – A HeartStrings top pieced by Nikki. It’s trimmed and ready for binding and Quilt #2 is about to be loaded and started….it’s my UFO for June.
Pantograph is Seaweed -again. One of my favorites for HeartStrings and I always do at least a couple tops with it when I have it on the table.
I finished up the quilting for my cousin and loaded her daughter’s top and quilted that.
It was another dreary rainy day here so the colors are off on these photos but it was the first time I’d used Minky on the longarm and I had no problems. I loaded the selvages perpendicular to the rollers so I didn’t over stretch it when I was rolling it up as I quilted.
I quilted flowers from the Pajama Quilter DVD. And just to show how far off these colors are … This is a white minky!
This is another HeartStrings top from Cindy that I brought home from the last sew-in held in Roberts, WI. The light in my studio on this rainy day doesn’t do the colors justice so you’ll have to wait until it’s bound and I post a better photo to see how great this orange and brown HeartStrings quilt looks.
It’s quilted with the pantograph Seaweed.
I’m accomplishing a lot but I’m doubtful I’ll get through my entire list by the end of June. I’ve got some extra tops coming in, a trip, some social engagements (shock!), the HeartStrings Memorial Day weekend sew along, and my volunteer shifts at the library. I will however get through as much as possible.
Today I loaded and quilted this HeartStrings top that I brought back from the Roberts, WI sew-in. I think the blocks were sent to Sue and assembled by her or her Mom. Quilted with flowers from the Pajama Quilter DVD — it’s trimmed and ready to be bound.
I love these little flowers
I so want to spend some time in the sewing room making string log cabin blocks but I have a lot on my list to accomplish over the next few weeks and knew I needed to get quilting.
I started with a UFO for May. Quilted with the pantograph Happy Times. Instructions for the Tessellating Pinwheels quilt can be found on my website.
I then loaded and started quilting tomorrow’s top …. I was waiting for laundry to finish otherwise I would have stopped at one. I sewed my mandatory few seams on the Hourglass quilt and then decided I deserved some quality time with my Kindle!
April’s UFO still needs binding but I did get it quilted today.
The rest of my quilting time this month will be quilting yardage for my Aunt. Somehow I thought I’d agreed to quilt 29 yards of fabric but luckily it’s just 15 yards in 1 and 2 yard pieces. I’ll do pantographs on all of it so it won’t be hard, just a bit boring. This 2 yard piece is quilted with Jilly by Keryn Emmerson. !