Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gone Quilting

I've been MIA I know - But I haven't been laying around doing nothing - I have been quilting.  The machine was delivered on Thursday and I got straight to work.  Quilted 5 over the weekend.  When was the last time I quilted 5 in a weekend?  NEVER!!!

 I thought I would share a few of the finished products.  What I love most about this machine is I'm getting quilts done that have been hanging in my closet for years!

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.

Quilting it was another learning experience.  I used a block pattern and repeated it.  Altered the rows and had to connect patterns.

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 abby.latimer@msn.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.  


Mandy said...

Wow, you have had some great quilting practice with that in a week! The quilts all look terrific! Well done!

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Wow. I wish I had that many quilt tops to quilt. I wasn't as prepared as you. What kind of long arm do you have? Is it computerized?

Lori Kennedy @ TheInboxJaunt.com said...

I love the holly and the berries--just weeks away from Christmas!

Mrs.Pickles said...

lovely work!

Cindy said...

Very well done. Great quilting.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great work!!! I love your quilting.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Wow great work. Love the quilting what type of machine did you get?

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your quilting looks amazing... and so many beautiful tops! Great job.