Monday, November 25, 2013

Longarm Quilting

For the longest time, I have been dying to try my hand at quilting on a longarm!!  There is a local shop that has a Gammill, you take the class to learn how to use it and then you can rent time.  It is SOO different from what I have done in the past, lemme tell ya!!  I was so used to the control I had when I was the one making the designs happen with the fabric, but the longarm is so sensitive, moves so quickly that it's harder to control what you're doing at first. At first I wasn't liking it at all, but after about an hour, it was awesome.  I would still totally buy one with my lottery winnings or inheritance from a long-lost uncle who owns a gold mine!  And I would buy a standard, no frills model, just one that can get the job done and I can learn to be a quilting rockstar.

Not a lot to ask for!

It took me about an hour to load this baby, the guy who was supposed to be helping me kept leaving me for bits of time, a little annoying to say the least.

Here is my progress on the hub's quilt...I finished the top a year-ish ago and just never quilted it because to baste it meant taking it to the hub's work and using the bigger floor...just didn't really want to do that! I'm quilting a different design in each color, just for some variety. This a great quilt to learn how to use this machine since I am doing so many different designs.

Took me 2 1/2 hours of quilting to get it almost done, I have a row and a half left!  I had to wait to book another hour to finish on Dec 7th.  I will be so glad to have this finished and put it wrapped under the Christmas tree this year!!  Even though he already knows about it, picked out the colors and pattern, has seen it partially quilted, and knows everything about it...he has to wait until Christmas morning!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I really need to get back to blogging again!  Seems like WIP Wednesday is a great place to start back since I have so many unfinished projects right now.

This one is my favorite WIP, my modern maples quilt.  I just love this quilt!!  I have seen so many beautiful modern maples on Instagram and I have seen so many different variations of this pattern.  So, here's my version.  I used a LOT of low volume fabric for the background, love me some low volume fabric, and used some of my favorite prints for the maples.  I can't decide what to put on the back.  I had bought some huge cuts of fabrics a while ago at between $4-5/yard so I could have backings available....and now I can't decide!  These 3 are currently in the running.  Thoughts??

This green rosette maple leaf is my favorite block, or one of them anyway.  I think it's all the Paris-themed fabric I've been drawn to lately.

This needs to get finished soon, hopefully before Thanksgiving! Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

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