Plans change……..😳

I planned on quilting customer quilts today but the old machine was acting up. It’s the machine with the IQ (computer) on it. I use it for pantographs. Anyway, I didn’t trust it enough to load someone else’s quilt on it  so I loaded my Kansas row by row and started quilting it. After lots of adjusting here and there, I finally got it back up to par and working like it should. Whew!  So, although I didn’t plan on quilting mine today, it’s done!  

 
I figured since it was a Kansas quilt I should quilt sunflowers on it, since that’s our state flower.  I love the way the quilted sunflowers matched up with the row of appliqued sunflowers. 

  
    
 

I made a scrappy back for it too, so I used up more fabric from my stash! Yea! 
  

 

Even though things didn’t go as planned today, it worked out because I needed to have my quilt quilted before my guild meeting next week. I sure hope tomorrow’s plan works out! 😀  but if not…..I’ll make the best of it.

Theresa
  

Wednesday’s works

It’s a rainy day here in Kansas, but that’s ok because i am in my workroom getting as much done as i can! I’m almost finished with the quilt on this machine. I’m using one of my favorite pantagraph patterns on it.

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I finished this custom one and just took it off the other machine.

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I love when I can work feathers into them. 🙂

Meanwhile, over at the sewing machine, I sit down every once in a while and sew a few more strips for a strip quilt.

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I have a class coming up at my LQS and need to get the info to them, so they’ll have it when people sign up. I also have a workshop next week that I’m teaching, so I need to make sure I have everything in line for it. And then there is my BIG project that I’m working on, which I haven’t mentioned. But I try to work on it a bit each day too. Somedays there just isn’t enough hours! LOL!!
Hope you’re having a productive day!!

Theresa

How Great Thou Art Quilt

The first Saturday of each month, I go to my LQS for Saturday Sampler. Last month one of the ladies that was there, asked me if I would quilt a couple of quilts for her. I told her I could and she said she’d bring them with her today. Well, she brought the quilts in and had some pictures of how she wanted one of them quilted. The quilt pattern is one of Deanna Hodson’s designs. She took several pictures of Deanna’s quilt because she just loved the way it was quilted. She was showing me all these closeup pictures and I finally started snickering and told her that “I think I can quilt it just like Deanna’s since I was the one that quilted Deanna’s” we both started laughing then!
Here are a few shots of Deanna’s quilt.

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That’s it! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Theresa

Pantograph or edge to edge designs

I often wonder when choosing an all over design just what will look the best on the quilt. Today I had a quilt that had long white background strips with turquoise strips in between. The long strips of color are actually rectangles, in a variety of shades, as we’ll as the whites. I decided to go with a circle pattern in the quilting. I love the way it looks!

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I quilted it with pale aqua thread color.

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I can’t show much of the custom one I’m working on. Just a peek…..

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That’s it for now. Thank goodness tomorrows Friday! It’s been a long week!!!

Theresa

“Go challenge” quilt

 My friend Joelyn  Feverly decided to enter the AQS “GO challenge” contest. Here’s her quilt.

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She brought the top to me to quilt and I was like “oh wow…….what am I going to do with it?

As time went on and the deadline for entry drew near……… I finally came up with an idea. I tried several different things but with the hearts set as they were and not much space between them, I was very limited on putting designs around the hearts. I ended up going with feathers here and there.  Some hang down, some don’t………….

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With the heavy quilting in the center, I had to have something for the border, so I quilting lines, and lines and lines………

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After giving it back to Joelyn, she scalloped the borders and put a piping on it. Here’s the pic she sent me.

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I am proud to say that it WON the “Out of the box quilting” award in the contest!!!!!  I really did go out of the box trying to come up with the quilting designs for it!! I was afraid it would look like %$#%$^$ but it didn’t. It’s making it’s debut at the AQS Grand Rapids quilt show this weekend. It will then travel for the next year or so to several other AQS shows. So if you go to an AQS show where they have the “GO have fun challenge quilts”  check it out!

Ok that’s it for now……..

Theresa

Storm at sea quilts

I finished the 2nd Storm at sea quilt that I needed to quilt. We were all together at Houston when we bought the kits for these quilts. Pam and Doris bought the same size kit so I have them hanging side by side over the machine to show how each one was quilted. Doris told me how she wanted hers done but Pam said do whatever on hers. She got circles with seahorses in the center. Hope she likes it!

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Maybe if I had bought the bigger size kit, mine would be done too! But oh-NO, I bought the miniature. It’s been rolled up for months. I do at least have part of it sewn……

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I didn’t realize just how small it is until I laid it beside Pam’s!! Wow.

Speaking of Pam, I have another of her quilts done for her. It has lots of feathers.

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That’s it for now…..

Theresa

The quilting

I finished the quilting on the guild opportunity quilt, I haven’t taken time to show how it looks with the quilting. I did lots of feathers on it. I knew I wanted feathers in the purple points around the center block.

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After doing all the purple pointed areas, I put in a background fill of just random stuff. I did the outside border next because I knew I was going to run a continuous feather all the way around the quilt.

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That left only the side setting triangles left I quilted and I wasn’t sure what to put in those areas. Finally I decided that since I love quilting feathers……..yep, I put feathers in them! LOL!!

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Anyway, I hope you enjoyed seeing the pics. Ticket sales were great at our quilt show last weekend. The drawing is in November. I hope I win!! LOL!!!!!

That’s it for now………..

Theresa

The back of the quilt!

Sometimes the back of the quilt looks as good as the front!! LOL!! The back is sateen.

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Here’s the front. I showed the center a few days ago. My customer picked it up today and loved it! That always makes me happy!!

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I love filling those odd shapes with feathers. Can ya tell!?! LOL!!

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I finished quilting my lock in quilt today and I’ve got the binding sewn on, now just need to turn it over and stitch it down. Yea!!

That’s it for now!

Theresa

What’s on the machines 2/20/13

Wednesdays are my days that I try to show what’s on the machines. Today almost got away from me before I remembered! LOL!!

I finished this one this evening on Viqtoria. It’s Bonnie Hunters scrappy Bargello pattern made by my friend Vicky.

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This is the one on Millie. I have the center done and the pieced border is quilted. I’m going to add more feathers in the space around the center design. As you might know, I love feathers!! LOL!!

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Ok that’s it for now. Have a good one!

Theresa