Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Few Quilts Finished

My nieces, Paula and Pat, made these cute tulip quilts:

The above is Paula's quilt.
Below is Pat's:

Two crib quilts for Barb:

And Debbie's pillow:

Pretty neat quilts!!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Practice Piece to Spruce up my LA room

I had made this dresden plate wall hanging months ago and it was just waiting to be quilted.  I took Kim Brunner's class on Craftsy and decided to practice her dahlia technique.  Here is the finished product hanging in my longarm room:
Close up of dahlia quilting:

And a few more pictures (of course, I added a couple of ghost roosters since I have roosters everywhere)

Sorry the last one is blurry.
Another in the "finished" file!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Quilting Gadgets/New Project

My husband tells everyone that I have every gadget that pertains to quilting (and he might be, well, nearly right). I had bought a line of fabric several months ago and wanted to do a carpenter's star with it.  I have been playing with my EQ to design it.  But I am a longarm quilter and really wanted some space to show off my quilting so I deleted the star in the middle so I would have some open space.  And then --- I bought the Accu Go Cutter and the Rose of Sharon die.  So I progressed from the open space to an applique Rose of Sharon block.  These are the EQ designs I came up with (minus the applique):

I have EQ Boutique Rose of Sharon, so I printed off 10 blocks:
Then I used my Go Cutter to cut 9,999 half square triangles -- well, it did seem like 9,999, but there wasn't quite that many.  After these were sewn, I had this pile:

After pressing:

And one sample block:

To make the appliques, I used the Go Cutter again but instead of fabric, I used this product by Ricky Tims:

And a glue stick.  And startch.  And a small paint brush.  And the appliques were ready to be placed on the block.  I used my light box for placement:

So, yes, I do love gadgets!!!  I have got to say the Go! Cutter made the half-squares so easy!!!  There was really only 120 of them.  This is my 2013 projects -- I should say ONE of my 2013 projects.. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Two Quilts Finished

This is my BOM for the guild completely finished!!
I used Ricky Tim's method of sewing the binding on with the piping.  The binding is wider than I like so make some adjustments the next time, but I really like his method.  He has a great DVD GRAND FINALE which shows his method.  I also used Sue Pelland's method to make the piping.  Check her out at
Our guild did a Christmas tree skirt usingOmnigrid's 9 degree circle ruler.  I didn't want a Christmas tree skirt, so this is my table topper:
This was fun to do using charm packs.