John, a former neighbor & close-by friend, has purchased two quilts and designed one for himself. He mentioned some time ago that he wanted a pink one made for his Mom for Christmas. Some rare folks, like quilt shoppe owners, have more quilts than they know what to do with so I have been the benefactor several times. When this beautiful flannel quilt top, pieced by my daughter, was given to me to finish & sale, I thought of John. So this is my next project. I need to piece the backing, quilt it using Deb's Swirls longarm pattern & wool batting, then bind it. This is one off my Soon page.
On Saturday, the two quilts I was expecting from Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shoppe arrived. Bright and colorful with beautiful piecing, they will be a joy to do. Both Ashley's Journey quilts were pieced by Donna Roberson.
I just finished longarming this beautiful quilt. It is packed and ready for shipping tomorrow. Click Clayton's Quilt to read the entire story. It is now up to Clay to send a photo when he finishes his squaring & binding. Thanks, Clay, for the opportunity to work with you on this! I so hope it is the surprise you want it to be!
Finally the deep purple thread has arrived! Stay tuned for longarming pictures soon. Quilts are very difficult to photograph since the slightest change in lighting effects the color. The is also the problem of size and angle. Please excuse the errors of my efforts as my camera can't seem to decide whether this is a purple or a redder quilt. I assure you, it is a rich purple!
By days end on Saturday, I completed 7 rows which is about a third. It is now Sunday and have completed a second third. Stopped to post images for Clay. Back to finish up now.
Clayton has finished the binding on his quilt. Here are his pictures!!!
I am anxiously waiting for a spool of Deep Purple thread to come. Did you know it takes only a day or two for a quilt to ship across country but 6-10 days for a spool of thread to be mailed regular mail?
What is a quilter to do? Start a new project, of course! This one has been on my SOON page awhile as I planned it and bought fabric months ago. I saw a quilt block on the eQuiltPatterns website that I fell in love with called Hunter's Star. About that time, a neighbor/friend wanted a blue quilt. I picked out a couple of matching blue batiks and decided to try them in a quilt of identical Hunter's Star blocks.
Well, that neighbor called this week & will come by soon so I got busy cutting! If he likes it, great! If not, I'll come up with something different. This is one I would love to keep, but then, truth be told I want to keep them all!! I always make quilts I like in case they stick around a long time! Keeps me smiling!
Jan 02, 2011. While the star pieces are cut out, this is more of a some day quilt than one in progress. Not made the first stitch YET even on scrap samples.
Jan 04: EQ7 images added
April 29: Began piecing
May 08: Finished piecing.
May 29: Quilting. Uh Oh! The circles ate up my stars when I used the extra warm Quilter's Dream Puff Batting. Ah! but it so light and warm. Just wonderful.
June 03: Binding finished!
Just received the promised blue shoe box & the contents is gorgeous! Look for yourself. Waiting on the top thread to get here but can get this beauty loaded in the meantime.
It looks like an exciting week at the cabin with plenty of quilting to do.
I heard a couple of days ago that two quilt tops are waiting for me to pick them up at Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shoppe. I am working on a third quilt top for the shop made from a Moda Fresh Cotton layer cake. On this one I will actually complete the whole quilt. May even get to load and longarm it today. When I deliver this one, I'll pick of the two waiting for me.
Oh good! Change of plans. We decided to swap shipping of two tops for one finished quilt. Those road trips are nice until it is dark or the afternoon sun is blinding for an hour of the trip. So I am tripped out for awhile. The way this Fresh Cottons is going, I will ship it Tuesday at the latest.
I also hear a blue Columbia shoe box is on the way from the SF Bay area with a quilt top inside!! By the time I finish Fresh Cottons, Clay's top and thread should be here!
Email from Jannie: What a surprise when I got home from the grocery store today.I received the quilt today. It looks GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! As you can gather, I love it -- the border, the quilting design, everything. Thank you so much, and the price -- great.
On September 9, I began conversing with a gentleman living in the Bay area. Clay initiated contact by sending the design he wanted to put on a quilt he is making and requesting for a price quote. Turns out this is not just any design, but the design he put on his wedding rings. The quilt is a surprise for his wife. So far I know the size (82x92), the colors (purples & greens), the design and his thread selections (one on hand & one just ordered). This is getting exciting!
Regarding the design, I did not realize the unique nature of it, just sent it off to Sandy. Back and forth, I still didn't get it. Finally, DUH! The design as Clayton showed it was going uphill with each repeat. Oh! No problem for IQ once I tuned into what Sandy was trying to convey to me. I just connected enough of Sandy's waves to make a row, called it a pattern and used that to make a pantograph. I just have to make sure the slope of the row across the width of the quilt does not cause it to be higher than 16", the max area I can stitch without rolling up the quilt. So we are all set on our end as Clay finishes the backing he will be shipping with the quilt top.
There will be much more posted here as the project progresses!
When my daughter and her husband got into quilting and bought their first longarm, I purchased nine T-shirts from Zazzle online & had them shipped to their home. The quilt top design and piecing are Joanne's work; the longarming is Kelley's. Together, they are Ye Old Forest Quilters.It was displayed at a show in September 2007 which is where some of these photos were taken.
I am posting on this 9th anniversary because "we will never forget."