Thursday, December 15, 2016

Secret projects!

I've been working on 2 secret projects and it's so hard to keep quiet! While the reveal won't be until 2017, I can show a little sneak peak.

Also, I want to give a shout out to one of the sponsers for this project, Fil-tec, for their wonderful Glide thread! Beautiful sheen and colors and it ran very smoothly through my machine.  Thanks Fil-Tec!


Thursday, December 8, 2016


Good Morning!
I'm feeling so refreshed after a week long visit to sunny florida! Beach days, great seafood and wonderful wine sure does relax this girl!

I finished quilting this customer quilt before my vacation and just didnt have the time to get a posting up.... So...let's get started!

The pattern is: Pearls by Zen Chic and the customer wanted geometric quilting and boy did she get geometrics! I think it turned out Awesome!

~65 x 65, quilters dream bat, Superior Threads So Fine #50

                                                          Haha! How'd that get here?  :)

Ok! for real now....
Look closely and you'll see 3 diamonds quilted among the pearls, keeping the center from being too boring.  Hoping the customer puts this into a few shows this upcoming year because it's a super cool quilt!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great week

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Quilting Baby Elephant

I had a customer send me their adorable baby elephant quilt for longarm quilting and it turned out so pretty! It is hand pieced and hand appliequed! Made me a little nervous putting it on the longarm tracks, but it quilted up nicely.  I used Hobbs 80/20 and Hobbs Wool batting, So Fine White 50# wt

Here's the front and back

and while still on the tracks....

                                          Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rubies in the Garden (aka Paper Whites)

Update! This glorious little quilt took 1st Place in Duet Small Quilt category NQA 46th Annual Show 2015 and Best in Show, Best in Machine Applique and Best Longarm Quilting at the Amherst Quilt Show 2016!  Congrats!

I've recently finished quilting this lovely quilt, Paper Whites.  An appliqued red and white quilt, ~55x55".  Threads used, So Fine (#402 and 403) and King Tut Amish Red by Superior Threads.  Batting: 1 layer Hobbs 80/20.  The applique was outline stitched, which was slow going because any deviation from the red flowers was immediately seen in the cream background! Curling feathers in the border.  Circular medallion in the center with feathers, crosshatching and microstipping and dense swirling fill.  Stitch count 240,787.  I've often read of other longarmers becoming attached to the quilts they are working on and I'm beginning to understand that attachment.  I would love to display this quilt in my home...but I also understand the wait and anticipation the quilt maker is feeling, so I'll be sending this out in the mail in the next few days.  Enjoy the pictures.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Zoe Zebra

Here's a cute and easy baby quilt pattern- Zoe Zebra By Deb Grogan  Featured in Quiltmaker March/April 2016

It came together in just 2 afternoons and it's adorable! Made from cottons, minky backing, Hobbs 80/20 batting, quilted with Superior threads.  Made for a dear friend expecting her first baby girl (and 4th child!)



thanks for stopping by and have a good day!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

FireFighter TShirt Quilt

Here's another TShirt Quilt I've been working on for the past week or so.  There were So Many! tshirts I almost couldn't fit them all in! but I did! :)  Measures 70x90"  flames pantograph quilting.  Black Hobbs 80/20 batting.  Superior thread.

This will be used on the fireman's bunk at the station, hope he likes it.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Day! 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Boy Scout Tshirt Quilt

I made and quilted this Boy Scout tshirt quilt for a client last week. (and by "Made" I mean designed and stitched together!).  She was very excited to see the end product after handing me a pile of tshirts and I'm glad she liked it.  I constructed the "order of the arrow" and the green "fleur-de-lis" blocks by appliquing the design motifs onto cotton background fabric.  Pantograph; Stacked snails, by Patricia Ritter.

thanks for stopping by! have a great day!