Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Custom Quilting....

Yesterday I posted a picture of my quilt on Natalia's longarm frame. Well she finished my quilt yesterday! Natalia did stitch in the ditch on all blocks. I LOVE IT! 

I cannot wait to receive quilt and get binding sewn on. Oh this quilt will not be waiting for another 5 years to get it his binding on. 8)

Here are pictures of quilt. 

 Love love the detail work on the back!

 Love love the circles on sash!

Back to working on my March UFO. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Civil War Love Letter Quilt - Custom Quilting in the works...

Back in February, I finished my Civil War Love Letter Quilt. Since I am so new to longarm, I searched for a longarm quilter and found Natalia Bonner of PieceNQuilt . She does some phenomenal work and after contacting her, she agreed to quilt my CWLL quilt. She is usually 6-8 weeks out. I tried looking for a someone here in WA. and no one did not want to touch my quilt! After the second reject, I decided to ask why? The explanation I got was "it is too much work on the knees  & hands". I didn't want an all over design...I wanted some custom work done.

Quilt is not totally done yet. She posted a picture of quilt still on her frame and from what I see, I am loving it! I will post more pictures as soon as she sends me pictures. 8)

LOVE the circles! Don't you?

In the meantime, I just received my 1/4yd fabric for my Civil War Chronicle quilt. I will be working on completing that today! So stay tune. 8)

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, April 8, 2013

UFO 1 - Update...

Still waiting for my fabrics to arrive. I needed more fabric for borders for my CW Chronicles.  In the meantime, I finished with MIL quilt top and will be loading it on my longarm today.  I think I am going to do an all over design. I will post pictures as soon as I am done. I would like to get this done before Mother's Day. 

In the meantime, I decided to work on my March UFO. My UFO is from 2011 Western Washington Shop-hop.  The first block is from Carriage Country Quilts shop in Des Moines. Love Love LOVE that store. Anyhow, the pattern is so cute. A lot of hand embroidery. I will post as soon as I get the embroidery done. 8)

Have a wonderful Monday!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Weekend Progress...

Well I have been working on my mother-in law's quilt. Here is what I designed. I am having a problem deciding what backing to use. So I left that up to my her to decide. I made the outer border wide 8". I still have to attach the outer border to quilt. But I wanted to take a picture of it to see if the outer border will work. My mother-in law crossed stitched the frog blocks. I just added the pinwheels and churn dash.

I made the outer border really wide 8". I am pleased with the results. Now to get it all put together and hopefully on Monday, I will be able to load it on my longarm and start quilting!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! 8)

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

UFO 1 - Border Blocks Completed....YAY!

I finally finished sewing all 68 6" blocks for borders. It took some time sewing as I am still healing my ribs. I don't feel much pain anymore so I am assuming ribs are healing nicely. I do have a Dr's. Appt. today. Anyhow, now that these border blocks are done, I can put quilt together this weekend. I have to sew my nieces burgundy scrubs today and tomorrow so she can wear it on Saturday.

Here are the 68 blocks. They need pressing so I will do that as soon as I am done sewing scrubs.

 Hope you are all doing great and finding sometime to sew!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March UFO-1 - Way to Go...

Anita! Congratulations on completing your March UFO. 

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 Anita - Serenade Quilt
Love your fabrics! 8)

I started back on my March UFO - Civil War Chronicles. So far no pain when sewing. YAY! 8)

Happy Sewing!

Monday, April 1, 2013

April UFO...

Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. DH Easter dinner was great! We had Filet Mignon with a wine sauce, mash potatoes, yam casserole and rolls. My niece brought green salad and a fiber side dish that is made out of beans. For dessert, banana cream pie and white chocolate raspberry cake. I wish I took pictures. I am healing nicely with very little pain.

Anyway, as you know I did not complete my March UFO 1. 8(  I will complete it hopefully soon. In the meantime, April is here so here is the next UFO we will be working on.

Good luck with your April! Please send me a private email with a picture of your completed quilt. 

Happy April