I have had this quilt laying on bed in basement for probably two months now. It was started a few months back. I bought this for my granddaughter to learn to quilt. We worked on it maybe a couple of times. First we sandwiched the blocks together with the square of batting. Next I started embridering designs on it and when she came she would sew around them. Well, she started in school and got so busy with the band that she didn't have time to work on it. I thought I should finish it for her before she grew up. Now it is together and I will cut around the blocks as I take breaks. At least it is together. Now I will be anxious to wash it so I am sure I will be cutting every chance I get.
Friday, November 28, 2008
I quilted a baby quilt tonight and put the binding on it. This one has closer stippling than normal. Took twice the thread for this one and twice the time. I don't think I could do a large one with this small stippling very fast. I have a large quilt to do and I will be caught up unless someone brings another one. I can get to piecing some I got started or quilting some I have ready.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I feel I have accomplished a little in a weeks time. I have quilted 5 large quilts and 3 crib size and put binding on all of them but one. It has been the best quilting week since I got my machine in January of this year. Yesterday I quilted two crib size quilts, put binding on them and also put binding on the large quilt I finished the day before. I hate to say it has taken me a year to learn this machine. I am looking forward to more weeks like this one. I'm not saying it was done fast because it took long hours to accomplish each quilt.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This is a Sampler quilt for Pam Ward. I finished quilting tonight around 11:30pm. This is a beautiful quilt. It looks like a fun quilt to put together and I would like to make one. I don't know the name of a lot of these quilts cause they are for someone else. Will put the binding on it tomorrow. It is already cut, folded and pressed. I most always cut the binding for these quilts as soon as I get them. That way I will have it ready to put on as soon as the quilt comes off the frame.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Today I thought I would quilt a smaller quilt although I got two large ones in line. I quilted this Crib quilt for Phyllis. It is for her granddaughter. She said she had told her daughter she had made her a quilt and the kid has continually asking about it. I think she said she was about 4 years old. I thought since it don't take as long I would put it in and quilt it and have time left for something else. Well I had time to get one of the larger ones in the frame to start on in the morning.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Got another one quilted and binding on it. This is a hand appliqued Rose. This one is for Barbara Cassidy. The stitching is great on it. If you notice, it doesn't have a border on the ends of the quilt. This is the first one that I have seen like this.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Another one down and 5 to go. I quilted this for Stephanie, our FCS Extension Agent. She made this for her neice that played basketball in high school and now at college. This is the softest quilt I have quilted. She ordered the backing from Nancy's Notions. It is 100% Egyptian Cotton.
I just finished quilting the cross stich quilt for Aviatine Williams. And putting on the binding by machine. I just can't imagine how long it took to do all these 30 blocks. This quilt has more stitches than any quilt I have quilted. I just wonder how many shanks of embroidery floss it took. Wow!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wow! I just noticed I had quilted one that I hadn't posted yet. I am falling behind. I also have a webpage that I post to as I finish each quilt. Also have some listed that I have to quilt. All these are listed at the bottom of the page. I've been doing to much lately to keep up. Worked last week at extension office cause two of the girls were off sick all week. I didn't quilt any. I did hem 2 pairs of paints on Friday, one for husband and one for daughter. My machines got a vacation. Yesterday, I went to quilt guild meeting at 10:00am and Homemakers Thanksgiving Dinner at 6:30pm. Today I will be quilting. Here is a Christmas Quilt I quilted 11/9 for Barbara Cassidy.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday I had a Dr. appointment in Huntington and Martha went with me. She took the quilt in Dr. office and sewed binding till I was ready to go. After that we went to WV Quilts and this is the material I bought.
And on Monday I stopped by to get a top to quilt for Phyllis. I quilted it yesterday evening after quilting Myrt's Wall hanging. I already had Myrt's on the frame from the night before and had a couple of lines sewn on it.
Today I put Barbara's Christmas Quilt in the frame and quilted it. I have the binding ready to sew on it. I am going to have lots of binding to sew by hand. I figure I will have something to keep me busy in between quilting, while I am taking a break. I hope I can get a better picture of some of these. Some are not very good.
Monday, November 3, 2008
I quilted this quilt the fastest I ever did one. Today, Martha brought this quilt to Guild Meeting. I brought it home in afternoon and quilted it this evening and sewed the binding on it. I took the photo before putting the binding on it. She is going to work on the binding as she goes with me to Huntington tomorrow. She needs it for a wedding gift on Saturday.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
This is a lap throw that I quilted for Lillian. It was only 44 X 80". Her son's grilfriend had this throw and I think they said it was either her grandmother's or great-grandmother's. Her boyfriend wanted it quilted for her for Christmas and he sneaked it out of the house without her knowing about it to have it quilted. She didn't want any borders or anything added to it. I sure hope she is pleased with it. I don't know if I will hear whether she is pleased or not. It has all kinds of different material in it. It has blue jean, t-shirt knit, sweater knit, cordory and others. I sure took a chance quilting this one. I first started and sewed about 6 inches and had thread breakage. I immediately thought this would be trouble. I didn't like the color of thread so I picked it out and started again. Throughout the quilt I didn't have 3 or 4 breakages which wasn't bad at all. Now I can say I have quilted most different fabrics on this machine.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I got the binding done on Pat's Sampler. Gretta is keeping me busy quilting. I thought I was caught up with having the last one on the frame and finishing the binding on lap throw. Well, this afternoon one she brought me 4 large ones from the ladies at her quilt guild. They all want them quilted and binding on each. I always hand bind them unless they use sheets for the backing.