One is a small wildlife panel. I'll complete this quilt with binding.
The other is a "Take 5" pattern made with batiks.
I just got in two beautiful quilts from Donna
. One is a chain quilt that needs simple block quilting to complete it. The design will be Spider Flower blocks with medium brown thread on top and sage on the back. Donna explains: "The quilt with the circles was the very first one I completed in class with Joanne. I had to quilt it on my home machine. Oh my that was so hard, my machine throat was so small for all that quilt."
Jan 28: Programmed into IQ. I can actually quilt this sideways & thus do less rows!
Jan 30: Done!Feb 01: Ironing out the creases in the fabric before loading a quilt has multiple advantages as I discovered today.
I spotted a small 1/4 in square tear in the backing I would not have seen otherwise. Have Donna's okay to add a small seam across the width of the backing to remove the tear.Feb 02: Finished!
The other one features fall fabrics. The design will be Acorns & Oak Leaves.
John Garland found a dragon pantograph that stirred his heart. I had sent him to look for an embroidery design but the longarm design got his attention first. I remembered a small quilt top I made as a shoppe sample way back in the beginning (2008) and used as a small table cover. Someone special (that would be Sandy) really liked this one so I bought the fabrics to finish it. She has now graciously conceded to John to perhaps use on his small kitchen table. I am thinking a large dragon in the center as a block. I will fill in the rest of the longarming with a smaller dragon panto. The fabrics are from the Joshiko II line.
03/25: Oops! When ironing in preparation for loading, I noticed the center square was no where near going to lie flat for quilting. Trick: Secure the fabric, spray with starch, steam, let dry. In the fourth picture below, I had already starched, steamed and dried. I then steamed again and used a hair dryer and finally an iron to get the the fifth picture.
03/29 Quilted. 04/06 Bound.
Jan 18: These quilts are in the when you can get to them category. That is always dangerous should i take it to heart. Actually, the weather as been such that if they were finished, I couldn't deliver them. I plan to get them done ASAP meaning this week. It is time!
Jan 21: First one done.
Jan 22: Second one done
Jan 24: Third one done