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February 3, 2017
by Linda
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A Stitching Video

This is for my friends who haven’t seen my longarm set up!  A picture, in this case a video, explains it much better than I can!

Click here to view my longarm demo YouTube Video!  The quilt is 99″ wide, I’m using Superior Threads So Fine #50 and the batting is Quilters Dream Poly Select.  My machine is a 2012 APQS Freedom with a Bliss Drive on at 12 foot table!  My posture is not great when I’m stitching so you can see why we longarmers complain about back pain!

The stitching looks like this.The thread is a blue grey and I love the look on the bright colors.

Thanks!

Linda 🙂

 

 

December 31, 2016
by Linda
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Goodbye 2016! Happy 2017!

As I look back at my posts for this year, it appears that I haven’t been very active!  Well, it’s quite the opposite!  I’ve been too busy to post what I’ve been up to!  One of the reasons would be this little sweetheart and I’m not complaining!  Photo credit goes to our amazing daughter, Stephanie Marie Photography!And wedding! Photo credit Lauren Konrad PhotographyAnd Family!We now have four generations living within a few miles of each other!  We are busy and blessed!

I did manage to stitch 51 customer quilts, 11 charity quilts and 10 personal quilts on my longarm this year.

Here’s a photo dump of some of my finished projects – quilting, sewing, knitting and crocheting!   Some of my favorites this year are the phone/tablet holders.  I’ve lost track of how many I made!  I made a few new and revised dish mats but no pics for those!  Sometimes I forget to take pictures!  Cloth books for babies were another favorite!  I couldn’t stop making them!  And then there is crocheting.  I’ve made several infinity scarves with Scarfie yarn which makes an ombre pattern when done!  I can’t stop buying the yarn!!Be Positive Wall Hanging for JaimeBe Positive Mini Quilt for Schneiter BabyBe Positive Mini quilt for Czech Schneiter baby Phone holder More Phone holders Ken's drumming phone holder Cloth books and dolly quilt for Skylar

Dolly and dolly quilt for Audrey Cloth book for Audrey

Animal quilt for Audrey

Drawstring totes for the big kids

Microwave bowls More microwave bowls

Audrey travel pillow for sleeping Another Audrey travel pillow

Crochet twist headband

Hot pad table runnerThe Hot Pad Table Runner is a best selling pattern designed by my friend!  You can download the pattern at  Fabric2Go.com   You can also purchase some pretty awesome fabric!

Now, on to next year! If you’re curious about any of the projects I made this year, comment on my Facebook page and I’ll send you a link to the free pattern, if available.  Many of them are on my Pinterest page, too.   And if you need another place to connect, find me on Instagram!

That’s all for now, see you next year!

Linda 🙂

December 27, 2016
by Linda
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Cross Stitch Quilt

Earlier this year I was honored to work on a group project quilt.  Paul likes to cross stitch and his sister in law, Mary, likes to quilt.  They teamed up to make this quilt.This quilt is fun to see the before and after quilting.  I redefined the blocks with the quilting, obscuring the actual block size.  I love the effect!Except for some straight line ruler work in the cross stitch blocks, all the stitching is freehand!

So, maybe this will motivate me to make a quilt with these vintage cross stitch blocks!  I’m undecided on the way to finish them.

The printed quilting lines make a cool pattern when set together, but it seems like it needs some sashing.  I have 19 of these blocks, yes an odd number!  If you have any ideas, please comment on my Facebook page!

Thanks!  Here’s to a healthy and happy 2017!

Linda 🙂

December 5, 2016
by Linda
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Graffiti Quilting!

is-and-os-quiltEarlier this year, Teresa brought me this fun quilt with lots of open spaces and she gave me permission to do whatever I wanted.  I immediately wanted to fill it with graffiti quilting! The term has been popularized by Karlee Porter, here’s her crash course!  front-detailHere’s my style of freestyle, graffiti, free motion quilting!  I love it!front-detail-4I was actually hoping that Teresa would hate it and I could keep it!front-detail-3It is a time consuming way to quilt but lots of fun!back-detailI have another quilt in my queue for graffiti quilting, we’ll see how that goes!!

Thanks for looking!  Any comments can be made on my Facebook page.

Linda 🙂

November 30, 2016
by Linda
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Happy Wedding, Stephanie and Christopher!!

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Last month we celebrated the marriage of our daughter, Stephanie to Christopher!  It was a magical night and couldn’t have been more perfect for two very special people.  I’m a quilter but Stephanie is a photographer!  Check out her amazing work here!

The quilt I chose for Stephanie and Christopher is a quilt I made a few years ago.  It’s the quilt she asked to inherit but I didn’t want to wait that long to give it to her!  It’s also one of my bucket list quilt and one of my favorites.  It’s a bucket list quit because of the tumbler shape and the uneven binding. And it’s a one of a kind because I’ll never do that again!Tumbler edges

This quilt has a fun story, too.  I fell in love with the Amy Butler fabric and one of her reversible apron patterns, so I bought what I needed to make it.  Really?  I soon realized it would be a very expensive apron, (that probably wouldn’t get finished)!!  That’s when I switched gears and my “Apron Quilt” was designed and made.Apron turned tumbler quilt

Even though I gave away one of my most favorite quilts, it’s still in the family and I’ll be able to visit it!  It’s almost like giving away one of your children!

Have you ever switched gears and made something totally different then you planned?  If you care to comment, leave it on my Facebook page!

I have been busy with customer quilts and hope to post a bunch of pictures at the end of the year!

Thanks!

Linda 🙂

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