Yesterday I upgraded my machine to a Husqvarna Viking ( a reconditioned machine). I felt I was comfortable with it, so I thought I would try to get my quilt basted (using basting spray) together and try to quilt the thing. However……. This machine had some stitching options and so I thought it would look nice to use the ivy looking stitching on the boarder of the quilt and I made a complete mess of it. I was not use to the machine and kind of jumbled it up in a few spots, had the tension too
Did 2 charity quilts last week--one was a quick panto--worked great. Tried that for the 2nd one--what a disaster! It was just not a square quilt and the panto took off on the diagonal. So stopped and proceeded to "unsew" about 10" x lenght of quilt, which took almost 2 days! Then started over with SID and some ruler work, plus feathers in the borders. Not my proudest work but it's done!
Now it's time to work on some of my own Christmas stuff--a preprinted panel
Originally Posted by Macybaby
I've got my puzzle box stuff sorted out finally. I started out wanting one for the 27 and one for the 15 - and then found an older style with the latch, so I have that one too. Most of the others I ended up with as they came loose with a selection of other style attachments. You'll find all sorts of items mixed together . . .
So here are the extra pieces. These are all the newer ones that have the part number stamped on them.
Originally Posted by yorkie luv
I just bought a Janome embroidery machine MC350E. I'm really enjoying it. I would love to be able to digitize my yorkie photos into embroidery designs for a quilt. Is it difficult to do this and how pricey is the software.
Originally Posted by lynnie
couldn't think of a great man's gift, then it hit me!
I took denim and 2 layers of insulabrite put that between 2 layers of denim,( right side down 2 insulabrite right side up). stitched 1/2" in and then an x cut into the 1/2" seam allowance. I also took the heavy side seam cut it 6" and put a loop in the corner. ran it thru the wash twice,
all men need a pot holder that's masculine, this was it, I made them 10 x 10 a masculine size. And they're great for the
Originally Posted by cherrio
well how nice. the church will be so pleased! is it for display or a raffle to make money for the church? really nice work either way!
I just enjoy making them and give them to my church because the pastor and my church family seems to really love my work. Our church is only a few years old and the walls looked so bare to me. 2 years ago, I made a "Fruit of The Spirit" quilt and that started it all. LOL They keep asking for more! Next I made a "Lords Prayer", and I'm
Originally Posted by amelia0607
I just had to come back and look at this one again! It touches me very deeply.
Thank you so much for your kind words.
Originally Posted by BeckySt
I longarm quilted all these for a local client the first one is a table runner out of the book Ho Ho Ho Let it Snow, the second is a tree skirt and the last one is a wallhanging and the pattern is called Tall Trim the Tree, it has paper pieced and embroidery ornaments attached to buttons, don't have a picture of tree with both sets on it but might be able to get one tomorrow when I deliver another quilt, the ornaments really make the quilt. I had a lot of fun quilting things, everything is freehand.
Does anyone else make quilts specifically to donate? Last year I sent 30 quilts (twin bed size) and 15 pillows to a children's cancer support group and when I did my taxes (credit for donations) I was only able to deduct a few dollars for each quilt. Each quilt had at least $50 worth of materials without counting thread and time actually quilting and binding (and not counting the $130 postage to mail all the packages).
This year I made 17 to give to my local children's hospital.
I have been looking everywhere for the now out of style country blue cotton material to make a quilt for my sister-in-law who only wants everything in country blue--any suggestions