Monday, December 26, 2011

Raffle Tickets

Raffle Tickets for Isla's Quilt are officially on sale......there is even a chance to get a free ticket. Hop on over to Bren's blog to find out how.

Thank you for stopping bye and happy quilting.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Raffle Quilt

As promised here is the link to purchase tickets for the quilt to benefit Isla
I hope we'll be able to raise a lot of money to help this family.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Quilts to Share

A few months ago I got a new machine......A Prodigy. I love this machine, did I say I LOVE, LOVE my new machine. I've been quilting up a storm since I got her.She has a 14ft. table so I can now quilt any size quilt that I want. The stitch regulation is perfect and she handles wonderfully.
My husband says that she looks like a spider. What do you think? I think she's beautiful!!

The first quilt to get on the new machine was made by my customer, Alice, for her son and daughter-in-law. I did a pantograph on it called Surfs Up. She loved it. I love the texture that the panto gave to this quilt.

 Here's the back.....

 Next one is Ruth's Quilt. She is a self taught piecer and she's done a very good job. The panto that she chose for this one is Variegated Shells.  She hasn't seen it yet so I hope she'll like it.

Now that my friend Bren has posted about it, I can share the one that I'm the most happy about. This quilt will be raffled to help with the medical bills for a darling little girl who has Cystic Fibrosis. I was so happy to be able to be a part of this worthy cause. This quilt is custom quilted. It took me three weeks to finish it. A lot of ruler work and feathers but I had fun doing it. I'm just so grateful that it turned out well.

   I matched the bobbin thread to the top so that the back looks  sort of like a whole cloth quilt.

When Bren gets the information out about how to purchase tickets I'll share the link on my blog so stay tuned.

Thanks so much for visiting and please come back again,

Friday, September 23, 2011

Root Beer and Cotton Candy

I got to quilt another Root Beer and Cotton Candy quilt.


Here's a close up of some of the blocks. This picture is more true to the color of the quilt.

I did freehand feathers in the border, ribbons and diamonds in some of the pinwheels and diagonal lines in the others. In the square in the square blocks, I did Terry Twists and I did continues curves in all the small squares surrounding  the blocks.I love doing the design in the sashing. I think it adds softness to the overall feel of the quilting.
Thanks for looking and please come back!                                              


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Where has a year gone?

 Hard to believe but it's gone.  I spent most of it going to school.....It's official. I have an Associates Degree! Since jobs are still not plentiful in the Rockford area I'm working at a quilt shop. Not what I went to school for but it's a great job and I'm having fun.  Next week I get to go and work at the 2011 Quilt Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. It's a large show put on by Nancy Zieman of  Nancy's Notions. Should be lost of fun.

                       I did manage to get a customer's quilt finished                                                      

I used a Pantograph for the center of the quilt and did freemotion quilting in the border. I was pleased with the way it turned out and the customer liked it too.

I'm still working on the Wool Applique but I'll save that for another post.

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