Friday, September 28, 2012

A true quilt Made With Love

I have a very special quilt top on my frame today. It is a customer (friends) quilt top that she started making for her sister. She found out recently that her sister has cancer and is in stage four. They are not giving her long. We have been working really hard to get this finished so that she can present it to her sister.
Needless to say, a lot of love and tears are sew in this quilt.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Rockie Mistake... Nah, just got in a hurry!

I can't believe this... I either loaded my backing wrong or measured wrong. Either way, it is TOO SHORT! I guess I will have to unload and reload tomorrow.
Oh well! Will do better next time.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Updated Project List

It has been almost a years since I purchased my Voyager/Hinterberg system.  I was looking through my project list last night and couldn't believe that I had completed (successfully) over 20 quilts.  So far my journey has been very, hmmmm.... comforting and fulfilling to me.  Now to work on moving out of my comfort zone and tackle more freemotion and even more pantographs.  I think the learning and training is never ending and I look forward to learning more and more.

Hope you are enjoying your journey as much as I am.

My Quilting To Do List:
Work in progress list for 2012

  1. Love Letter Block of the Month (six blocks complete, material for six more received)
  2. Help Tre with his quilt - Fabric bought, cutting and block sewing started
  3. Jacob's Ladder quilt for our bed (Top complete ready to quilt)
  4. Crazy Scrap quilt (made by just sewing random scraps together)
  5. Granny Blacks quilt - top done and ready to quilt
  6. Block Scrap Quilt - top done and ready to quilt - need to order backing fabric  (60.5 x 78)
  7. Tulip Bed Runner - QW Feb12
  8. Make two charity quilts in 2012 (Quilting tops from Quilts Beyond Borders) - currently have three tops to quilt.  Two is finished.
  9. At least 2 quilts made should be my own design
  10. Learn about different threads (watched TNT as a start)
  11. Learn about different batting
  12. Baby quilt and burp cloths for Olivia
  13. Gracie's new quilt - QW Apr 11-pg32
  14. Craftsy BOM (fabric and direction for four months)
  15. Quilt of Valor for Tim - LOQ Mar/Apr 2012, pg 66
  16. Double Wedding Ring for the lake castle (fabric purchased, cutting and piecing started)
  17. T-Shirt Quilt for Brittany
  18. Alabama Quilt for Fran
  19. Hannah's Hawaii quilt
  20. T-Shirt Quilt for Ryan - (top finished, need to order backing fabric)
  21. Bob & Bonnie's Quilt - (top finished, need to order backing fabric) - (62 x 66.5)
  22. FCOG Charity Quilt - (top finished, need to order backing fabric) - (48 x 67)
  23. Customer Tshirt quilt for Cheryl
Get proficient on the long arm machine - SewCalGal FMQ challenge should help with this.

Completed items for 2012
Baby quilt for Jackson (Jill and Robbie) - DONE!!!!
Baby quilt for Paige- DONE!!!!
Customer Quilts T-shirt for Teresa - quilting only - DONE!!!!
Frankie's Air Force quilt - DONE!!!!
Baby quilt and burp cloths for Hunter - DONE!!!!
Wall hanging for my office - DONE!!!!
Customer quilt for Charlotte Morris - Denim quilt top made by customer - DONE!!!!
Customer Quilts for Sherry (2 - t-shirt quilt) - DONE!!!!
Baby quilt for Justin (girl) - DONE!!!!
Alabama donation quilt (top made by Audrey and Kitty) - DONE!!!!
Customer quilt for Charlotte Morris (on frame, quilting started) - DONE!!!!
Customer baby quilt for Heather (quilting only) - DONE!!!!
Customer baby quilt for Kitty - LullaBelle (quilting only) - DONE!!!!
Customer baby quilt for Janelle (quilting only) - DONE!!!
Baby quilt for Michelle and Calvin - DONE!!!!
Customer baby quilt for Kitty - Ducks (quilting only) - DONE!!!
Make new Velcro leaders for quilting frame (fabric purchased) - DONE!!!
Cheyenne's t-shirt quilt for graduation - DONE!!!
Laura's quilt for graduation - DONE!!!
Coltons Baby Quilt - Katie Cameron - DONE!!!
Customer quilt - Bama, Janelle - quilting only - DONE!!!
Yardsale quilt for Hannah - DONE!!!
Yo-Yo Quilt for Patty - backing only - DONE!!!
10-Minute Block Quilt - DONE!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

First quilting class was AWESOME!

We meet tonight for our first quilting class. I am so excited. These ladies did an awesome job!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Teaching 10-Minute Block Class

I am so excited. Suzanne McNeill is the first that I had heard of the ten minute block and I am teaching the how to's at my church group and my work group this week. This will be the first time that I have taught a class and glad that I have something simple to work with.
I made a small quilt so I would have a finished one to show. Also quilted a sample of the pantograph that I used during quilting. This is only the second time that I have quilted a pantograph so it isn't perfect but I'm pleased.
Wish me luck!