Saturday, December 26, 2015

Quilting In Progress...

It was so nice to have a few days off to enjoy my family and the holiday.  I actually went hunting with my husband and not only did I get my first deer, I got a doe and a buck.  Super excited!
Now, the holiday is over and it's back to business.  Today's quilting in progress is from Beverly in Louisville, KY.

We all know we each have different talents.  Not only is Beverly an amazing quilter, she makes beautiful jewelry.
Recognize that quilt block.  Yep, it is my signature block in a custom made necklace and bracelet.  She also made me a beautiful paperweight and keychain.
You can find her at her Etsy store at BaublesByBeverlyKay.  Go check her out.
Guess I had better get back to quilting.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Quilting In Progress...

Oh the things we have to do as a business owner...
Look at the adorable little football....
BUT it's on a Florida Gators quilt. 
I keep waiting for my machine to stitch ROLL TIDE on it but thankfully for the customer it hasn't. 
Let's GO! quilt!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Quilting In Progress...

I have a problem, I have been trying so many new designs lately and they are all becoming my new favorites. 

This customer as doe geometrical or straight lines.
Love, love, love it!
Noticed she coordinated the backing and front by using some left over top fabric and creating a strip for the back.
Let's GO! quilting!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Quilting In Progress...

Today's has been a very busy afternoon. I have this beautiful Ohio Star quilt on the frame....

And this beautiful Dresden Plate tie quilt on my domestic machine...
I have stressed myself of this tie quilt since February.  Yep almost 10 months of worry. :). I think it is turning out beautiful and pray the customer does as well.

Ok, let's GO! quilting!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Quilting In Progress....

I have been so busy quilting that I haven't taken the time to post.  I guess for a business, finish a customer quilt is better time spent than posting pictures. :). Thanks for understanding. 
This little beauty is on the frame and almost finished.
The customer requested clouds and then I noticed the "Aim for the Stars" so I settle on this design...
A perfect compliment.  ;)
Ok, let's GO! quilting.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Quilting In Progress.... And some recent finishes!

Sometimes you have a design that you are just not sure about.  Then you give it a try and it becomes your new favorite.
This sweet customer quilt is made completely from scraps from her stash.
The quilting design is like a rolling pinwheel and add some great movement to her quilt.
I can wait to try it on one of mine and I have just the one in mind (if I ever get it finished).

Speaking of finishes, I have to baby quilt panels complete for a customer.
She was in a time crunch so we put them both on and quilted like one big quilt. :)
And I finished a tshirt quilt for a customer.
She is a senior executive director for thirty-one and most of these are different conference shirts.
I love some of the sayings, "Everytime I go to work, I end up at a party."  How fun does that sound.
Anyway, been really busy around here.  In addition to all this, I am working on my first tie quilt for a customer and it is being pieces as we speak.  Can't wait to see it all come together.
Let's GO! quilting.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Quilting in progress.... The good, the bad and the beautiful!

Well I have had a personal project on the frame while I worked on some piecing for two customers.  I was able to do some custom work that most of us are not willing to pay for.  (Honestly, don't know that I would pay the $600+ for the quilting this one would have cost).
Anyway, quilt is about 110" so it is to wide for my setup since I added QBot.  That just means that not only will the quilt have to be turned, it will have to be shifted left and right as well.
This is the back side.  Oh my goodness, look at that texture.  :)
Now the front....
I would say those pictures fall in the "good category".

Now for the bad.... As sooner that quilts for the public, one of my biggest challenges is wonky borders.  I have to say so far, I have not had anything that I couldn't work through and usually my own borders are pretty good.  UNTIL THIS ONE.  This quilt was assembled at different hotels using the desk as my table.  I DID NOT measure my borders prior to sewing and the quilt top was hanging off the table in the floor causing drag when adding the borders.  All of this is a recipe for a wonky border.  And....
Can you say hello because this border is so waving it has to be waving at you.
Now how to we quilt that out?
Terrible.  :) so now I get to decide, do I leave it and let this be our new "whatever" quilt OR do I do what I should have done to star right with and fix the borders. (Which at this point would me I have to reverse quilt them before removing them).

I think I will just take it off the frame and leave it for a little bit and see just how much it bothers me.
Lesson learnt and I would have never attempted these borders had this been a customer quilt but it is good to tackle these challenges so I can better serve my customers.
Let's GO! quilting

Monday, August 31, 2015

Quilting in progress....

Today's beautiful quilt is Farm Girl Vintage pattern by Lori Holt.  The top was pieced by a sweet customer who is making this quilt as part of her guilds quilting challenge. 
You can see all the great scrappy use of fabric.
The pattern allows you to make 6" or 12" blocks.  You can even mix and match the two sizes.
Finished with some spiral quilting.  Oh goodness.  I can't wait to get my own finished now.

Let's GO! quilting.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Quilting In Progress...

Look at this beauty.... 
This beautiful customer quilt is from Bonie Hunters 2014 Mystery Quilt, Grand Illusion.  The customer put her on spin with the small sashing and the beautiful borders.
Total size is a whopping 106" x 106".  Just beautiful and can't wait to see it on her bed.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Quilting In Progress...

So happy to be quilting again... Look at this beautiful quilt in the frame.
This is being quilted by hand with some great pebbles.
Planning on different size pebbles in different areas. :)
Let's GO! Quilting!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage on my wall...

The Evening Star Quilt Guild has announced our project for 2015-2016.  It comes by Lori Holt from Bee In My Bonnets new pattern book Farm Girl Vintage.

The guild project hasn't started yet but I decided to make a couple of blocks for the wall at the lake castle.
I know I need some better hanging skills. They are crooked. :). 
Here are the pieces while on the long arm.
This really is a great pattern book with tons of patterns and projects included.  Well with the expense.
Let's GO! quilting!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Quilting In Progress.... Or actually just finished!

I love this new design called Circles of Life and how fitting for a new baby!
See the little quilt!  That is a night night for the sweet baby!
One of the blessings of this quilt is a special quilt was made for his daddy by my great grandmother.  Talk about the circle of life!  :)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Quilting In Progress....

Another great t-shirt quilt for a customer.
This is her second one.  We made one just from her senior shirts!
Love the quilting on this one also!  Hope she does!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Quilting In Progress

Didn't get the posted earlier but I am finished with this sweet quilt for a customer and taking it off the frame.
Not sure if you can see but the feathers are butterflies also.

Also have been piecing a t-shirt quilt for another customer.  
Just have to add a few borders for sizing and then this will be ready for quilting.

Let's GO! quilting!

Friday, June 19, 2015

What an honor....

I didn't realize when I sponsored the QuiltFest that I would get to pick MY favorite quilt.
I walk through the quilt show room and it wasn't easy to choose.  But I truly believe every quilt has a story and that is what quilting is all about. It isn't just sewing fabric together.
So, MY winner is.....
This quilt made me tear up.  That is a winner in MY eyes!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Quilting In Progress...

In a mad rush to finish the new sample quilts for the booth this weekend, I have another variation of the AccuQuilt Flowerinf Snowball on the frame.
I am completely amazed the difference fabric choice makes in the way a quilt looks.  You can search my blog for the scrappy version made recently.  Doesn't even look like the same quilt.  When I have them on display this weekend, I will picture them side by side.
Here is an up close of the quilting design.  I love this.
Let's GO! quilting!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Quilting is a gift

We all have our special gifts that I believe come from God. There's no doubt in my mind that one of my gifts is quilting. This is the quilt I had on the frame the other day.
While at work, a lady was telling me about her daughter who is in her early 20s and suffering from chronic pain.  The accident that caused this condition happen while this young lady was serving God herself. When I return home that evening I went to my quilt room and started working on this quilt just like any other day. I could not stop thinking about this young lady and her condition. I started praying for her healing and for her comfort. The more I quilted, the more I prayed and the more I realized this quilt was meant for this young lady.

God gives us all different gifts.  All are very important.

I will continue to pray for this young lady. My wish is that very one could figure out their gift from God and find a way to glorify others from that.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Quilting In Progress...

Oh wowzers!  Look or what I've got....
A customer brought me this beautiful double wedding ring and we all know they are my weakness. 
Now let's see how Thelma is helping...
Look at the detail in this melon!  I love it but wait until you see the center block.
Yep!  I think me and Thelma are getting along just fine!

Can't wait to return this beauty to its owner.

Let's GO! quilting!