This was the first quilt we attempt on Thursday night. I wanted to do a flowery pattern, but Mike wanted to see the machine work and get a quilt done without staying up all night. I was started this quilt at 10pm. So we picked a stipple - and made it big.
This quilt is a Crazy Old Ladies pattern and the fabric is Blush I think by Moda. I made the quilt the December I had Sam so almost 3 years ago!
I even got some binding added while another one quilt was being worked on.
This quilt was a presewn fabric from the line Christmas Presence by April Cornell. It might have been her first line for Moda and is still in my top 2 favorite Christmas lines. There is a beautiful black in the line - which I have no idea why it wasn't included in the squares. But I have loved this quilt for a long time. Always wanted a good pattern on it, which is why I have never quilted it myself.
I used a holly berry pattern that came standard on the statler. I LOVE how it turned out. This was my 2nd quilt and I ran into a couple of situations that were great learning experiences for me. I also finished this quilt up at 3am! I felt like this machine was my brand new first born baby that I had to sit and watch the whole time it quilted. I'm happy to report I can now walk out of the room without have a panic attack. This quilt will be the next one I bind - I love it and can't wait to have it out for the season.
This next quilt pattern is a 5 and dime one I think - Its a fun quick pattern to throw together. The fabric line is Peace On Earth by 3 Sisters. I LOVED the border print and wanted to use it on something that would really stand out. When I see this quilt - I just want a runner with just that border piece. I love it!
The quilting pattern is a swirl - and it was simple.
The thread blends a little too well in the pictures, but this map fabric was one of my favorite pieces in the line.
This quilt we threw on at about 9pm Saturday night and I was in bed by 11pm. The quilt went together perfectly! I was finally getting the hang of it. I used a disappearing 9 patch pattern with a layer cake of Winter by Minnick and Simpson. This is a great pattern for a quick quilt.
I used an edge to edge design called Jingle Bells and I love how it turned out. This was a fun whimsical feel to it and felt it was perfect for the fabric. I was really feeling good about quilting as I went to bed on Saturday - and dreamt of quilting....
Sunday morning I put this quilt on. It is brick pattern off the ModaBakeShop. Using Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree - a favorite line. I love this quilt. Thought it was such a fun summer picnic quilt.
It is also a VERY LARGE ROSE - as in 22 inches! When the first rose was quilted I laughed and thought about starting over using another pattern. I love this pattern, but have decided I wish I had done a pattern with a little more quilting in it. This will be a puffier quilt.
All in all - it was a successful weekend! I love this machine. Happy to report that I have gotten 2 more done since taking the pictures, and have another being quilted as I type. Who would have ever thought I could post a blog and quilt a quilt at the same time? I feel like I'm still dreaming. When I walk down there and see the machine I pinch myself a little.
Today I had a client delivery 2 quilts! I can't wait to put them on the machine and go for it. During the month of December I will be running a special that ALL Edge to Edge QUILT PATTERNS will be $.01 an inch. I will also offer a week or less turn around. So if you have any last minute Christmas quilts to get done, gifts for others, think of me. I will get them done quickly, done well, and done affordably! Send me an email to email@example.com if you are interested. I am in the process of launching a website and getting pattern information out there, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to help folks this month. I know it is hard to find a quilter in December!
I have several quilt patterns to choose from and will continue to show you the samples and post shots of the choices within the next week. I would love to quilt for you!
Check back tomorrow as my favorite quilt so far will make an appearance. Currently its hanging over my staircase and I smile every time I walk up the stairs and see it. Got it done late Sunday night and haven't had time to take pictures yet. I never thought I'd be able to get the quilts in my closet completed and be worried about sewing so I have something to quilt! This is so much fun!
Linking up to WIP this week. I've got a quilt in the works - 30 blocks, and have 23 done. I'll get those up for next week.