Monday, July 25, 2016

Customer's Log Cabin Quilt on the Frame

Cruising right along with completing customer quilts... Here's a log cabin quilt for a customer.  Beautiful scraps!

I am quilting it with Circle Lords Jesters giant board.

Here's what it looks like in the border so far:

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Customer's Embroidery Quilt -- Quilting Complete

These blocks were made by one of my customers several years ago.  She would take a block with her to work and work on it during her lunch, or a doctor's appointment, or running the kids...  She is going through her WIPS now and making them finishes!  Hooray for her!  Way to get 'em completed.

I quilted it with Circle Lord Cosmos.  I love this flowing flowery pattern for quilts like this.  It is one of my most time-consuming templates, but pretty non the less.  The customer actually requested an edge-to-edge design to go over the embroidery.
The back was a wide piece of green fabric.  I could have waited for the sun to move on, but I was just so excited to have this quilt done and ready for the customer.  With a nine-year-old around, sometimes white quilts laying around scare me.

Me? Slow Stitching Sunday?

Slow Sunday Stitching

I'm finally doing it!  I am slow stitching.  This is definitely something new to me.  I've wanted to do this for a while, but it just didn't work out.  But here I am!  I'm linking up to Kathy's Quilts.  I've been to Kathy's Quilts (blog) many, many times.  Not only do I like her work, but sometimes I forget if my blog is titled Kathy's Quilts or Kathy's Quilting Blog.  It come up on Google all the time!

I have a little "to go" bag that I now take with me to appointments, speech therapy, long car trips...  You know... waiting places.  I got it at a garage sale for 50 cents.  I'm guessing it was a "free gift with subscription" item from American Patchwork and Quilting.  Here it is hanging next to my keys:

 C & T Publishing keeps sending me these super tempting e-mails.  They have been having $5 blowout sales on books.  I bought a few. Visit the site each Friday for their $5 Blowout Deals.   
 One of them was Welcome Home ~~ Surround Yourself with Country Warmth, by Cheryl Wall.  Cheryl got my attention with the adorable house blocks made from shirtings.  I've been dying to get into my plaid/shirtings scrap bin.  It's over full.
Here's the block I made for Cheryl's pattern, Welcome Home Sampler Quilt.  It's the first one in the book.  It's a step-by-step instruction.  I'll need to read a little ahead to streamline the cutting process.  See, all machine sewn so far...
But look!  I've added applique hearts.  There will be a big sunflower in that big blank space someday.

One hour of waiting for my service at the garage and this is my first needle turn project EVER!  Can't wait to schedule my other garage appointment to fix the air bag on my truck (that got recalled!)  LOL

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Scrap Saturday -- Pink

This week I made a few more hourglass blocks.  Cool how Bonnie Hunter announced that the leader/ender challenge for this year is hourglass blocks!  Whoop, whoop!

...and one blue one.

Here's a pink quilt that I am getting ready to longarm for a customer.  I wish it would speak to me on how it wants quilted like the last two did.  I think it's saying to stitch around the applique with the new tool I ordered this week and then do a bunch of stipple in the background and the borders.  I'm not sure what to do in the borders yet.  I'm sure I'll figure it out.

All the blocks are the same design -- and beautiful!  Any suggestions to quilt it would be greatly appreciated.  I could also do an edge-to-edge design on it. 

I'm linking up with Angela at SoScrappy for the RSC16.

July FNSI Results

I completed my Shoot for the Stars challenge block for my local quilt guild during FNSI.  It's a success!  Goal met; block done. 

For my block I used the Ohio Star inside a Sawtooth Star.  This was the block for November for the RSC15.  You can find a tutorial on how to make it on Angela's Blog, SoScrappy, here.

 I linked up with Wendy at Sugarlane Designs here.

Friday, July 22, 2016

12 Days of Christmas Friday Finish

Whoop! Whoop!  I have another Friday finish!  Here's a customer's 12 Day of Christmas quilt.  My customer lives in Georgia.  This is a quilt that her mother started.  Due to health issues she could not finish it.  She gave it to me last summer.  But now it is done for her family to enjoy!

I quilted it with the ever so popular Circle Lord Swirls to give it a Christmas candy kinda feel.

The back was a simple Christmas print.  This quilt measures a 84.5" wide by 80.5" high.

Linking up with Myra at My Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday.  Come join the fun!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

An Embroidered Quilt on the Frame

Since my son is at Camp Invention this week, I had time to load and work on longarming this gorgeous quilt for a customer.  It really is gorgeous! 

When I got this quilt out of the box this week it actually "spoke" to me.  That rarely happens, so when a quilt talks, I listened.  It said, "Quilt me with Circle Lord Cosmos."  And I am.

It makes me want to get out my grandma's two unfinished quilts from the 70's and quilt them.  I was just waiting for the perfect way to quilt them. 

Linking up at A Quilting Reader's Garden for WIPS be gone.  This quilt will be off the frame and ready for customer pick-up before you know it!