Friday, October 22, 2010

Churn Dash

I love this quilt from Hamels. There is something about the traditional quilting blocks that makes them timeless.

Quilted with Daisy Chain.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I'll be honest; the 4 years that I owned LongArm Supplies, I did not spend a lot of time quilting. And it's been a long time since I've done a custom quilt.

Margaret brought in this Baltimore Album for me to do in July and the time was near to get it back to her.

I stippled around each block adding a few extra details(curved cross-hatching in one of the hearts was my favorite)

I added a punch of color to the two empty blocks with a lava thread and a block insert. I continued with the lava thread and a intertwined heart border in the borders.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

Monday, October 18, 2010

You never know

What the cats will get into in the studio. Chai found a new place to sit.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

For Me

Last Saturday Dave and I headed to Northern BC for our annual moosehunting trip. This year our son-in-law couldn't come so we brought our oldest grandson along for help. We had planned on being gone for around 10days. Imagine our surprise when we were successful on day one and home after only 3 days.

So I've spent the week working on some things for me. I couldn't tell you when I first started this wall hanging. I did start quilting it in the summer but than put it away and never got around to finishing it until the other day.

I had fun creating texture with this one. I think my favorite part is the two sunflowers in the upper corners.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Looking for a deal? *SOLD*

Rhonda is selling her 2002 Liberty APQS machine. Why? I gave her my old Millinium. Here's the details.

This machine was serviced by Mark from APQS in November of 2008. Comes with 3 extended tables(one solid plastic, one metal and one clear plastic); installed zippers & several quilt sets; Cross hatch rulers by Toppers; extra hopping foot. Heirloom clamps & original clamps. 10 foot new table with clear top and a bobbin winder. M&M Wheels available at cost.
Comes from a non-smoking, cat friendly studio.

Machine Specs:
Throat size of 20"x 8"
On-demand Automatic Stitch Regulator will reduce your practice time significantly and get you off to a good start with perfect stitches every time.
Handcrafted from aircraft grade aluminum
Weight 37 lbs (16.8 kgs)
Voltage 120V (50/60 Hz)
Super-quiet enclosed DC motor
Precision timing by Synchronous Belt Drive
Standard APQS hopping foot
Two-stage automatic needle positioner
Single-stitch function
Built-in laser light

We have the original boxes for shipping(shipping not included in cost of machine) The machine is set-up and able to be test-driven/viewed.

Price: $8000ca firm.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lesson's Learned

Two weekends ago, four of us gathered for a few days of learning and sharing. Rhonda, myself, Carole and Andrea. Two other friends, Sharon and Donna were generous enough to supply us with some charity quilts so we could practice what we were learning.

Carole and I quickly got started on one of the quilts.

At the end of the weekend; we had 6 quilts done.

Chai even tried to get in on the fun.

Next up, playing with my Hartley Fence. I've had this for years and never taken the time to play with it.
We had some good laughs. Like our circle?

There we go!

Which led to this,

I'll show you what this is for in a few days.

Now onto one of Donna's quilts. We ended up doing a meander with freehanded daisies, leaves and a swirl border.

So fun.

Can't wait to do it again.