Friday, February 27, 2015

Quilting In Progress...

And I love this one also....  Any type of Irish Chain has my heart and black background to be spis so elegant.  Not sure why I think that but I do.  :)
And up close...
The feathers are really going to make the blocks pop!
I just don't understand why I can't keep them all.  :)
Hope Dalene loves it!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Quilting In Progress....

This beauty is now on the frame.
It is a donation quilt from a customer.  She makes many quilts for our Beterans every year.  I am honored to be her quilter!

And this is what it looks like so far....

Now let's GO! quilting!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Quilting In Progress....

Today I have a beautiful double wedding ring quilt in the frame.

I will show more detail of the quilting later, right now I am just stabilizing and stitching around the melons.

These colors are so pretty and make me want to go to the islands, which by the way is where my sweet customer this belongs to is.  :). She sent me
This picture yesterday of her view.  Just beautiful!

Let's GO! Quilting!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

What are you using your AccuQuilt GO! for?

Recently I was ask to speak at our local guild, New Beginnings Quilt Guild, about AccuQuilt and how it works.  What a wonderful group of ladies this is and what a pleasure that they have welcomed me with open arms.
Since I started with AccuQuilt I have been on a mission to show everyone just what you can do with this system.
Here are a few of the quilts that were on display and ALL where cut using AccuQuilt.
Lots of beauties to represent such a great product!
This pattern was in McCalls magazine summer of 2012 I think.  I changed the flower to use the cutter.  The Dresden Plates were easy to cut with the cutter and went together like butter on a biscuit.  (Ok, my southern raising is coming out.)

This is a SunBonnet Sue Quilt.  The alternating block was made using the value die that comes with the cutter.  (As a multi use die, someone on FaceBook recently mentioned using SunBonnet Sue's hat a Christmas or wedding bells.)

This of course is my personal favorite since I put this pattern together, "Star Burst".  It can be made using the value die or you can purchase the 2-1/2" square and half square triangle dies to get more cuts at one time.

One of my new favorites that I designed is "Just Stringing Along".  I have recently started to love string quilts just because of the nature of taking "garbage" and turning it into something beautiful.  This was make using the multiple strip die (1", 1-1/2" and 2" strips on the same die) and the 6" square and half square triangles.  Yes, once I made a string square, I ran it back through the cutter to get my triangles.  Why would I not?

This sampler quilt is a great example of the mix n match die sets.  You can see so many classic blocks that can be made using the cutter and dies and this is just a small amount. (BTW, for some reason I always get in a hurry when hanging and my basket is always upside down.)

Something a little more modern, here is Bonnie Hunters 2013 Mystery Quilt, Celtic Solstice.  Yep, all cut out using the cutter and dies.

Investing in your hobby or business is something that we are always doing.  I think investing in the AccuQuilt GO! system is one of the best investments you can make.  You can start small and build your library of dies as you go and as your next project comes around.  It saves you so much time and all your pieces are the right shape and size.

If you are interested in purchasing your own system, please let me know.  I am happy to help you decide which dies are best for you.

Well, got to go get busy.  To many customer quilts to sit on this computer today.

Let's GO! Quilting!

Quilter's Name-tag....

Our local guild, New Beginnings Quilt Guild, issued a challenge at our January meeting to make a name tag before the next meet.  Well, I'm a little late since our meeting was Thursday but I have complete my name tag.  :)
Yes that is my signature block (logo) pieced together as a 3" block.  All I can say is thank you to foundation paper piecing.
I decided I didn't want a zipper on the back side but I did put a pocket.  
Basically all I did was make my block, make my name block and then add a very small border on the outside.  
Fun little project but now it's back to work.
Let's GO! Quilting!