Showing posts from November, 2017

Fire and Ice Feathered Star

This beauty was pieced by my good friend Lou Ann and I custom quilted this for the current year fund raiser for Golden Needles Quilt Guild.   I choose to try  digital quilting designs by Peak to Prairie Quilting.  It turned out pretty spectacular!  Tickets are now on sale.

One view as I was building and stitching out the designs.  I basically stitch one element at a time.

Having a 26" throat space which shrinks down to about 22" quiltable area, to quilt these designs in a continuous stitching path, you must turn the quilt.   Hand guided, you can roll back and forth but it is such a pain!   You have to unclamp from each side, roll, clamp each side again and stitch - then repeat! 

Center details in red thread.

Enchanting Stars

This was the first DeJonge design that I have custom longarm quilted.   Pieced by Maureen Wood.   I must confess, I have a bundle of her gradated fabrics and a beautiful pattern but I just have not found the time to start.  I am also so accustomed  to Judy Niemeyer patterns where templates are given for every fabric that I hesitate to start this one.   Several friends were able to attend a DeJonge class near Dallas last month but I had too much on my schedule already when I learned about it.   On my bucket list!

A few pictures of Maureen's beautiful Enchanting Stars:

Somehow, I forgot to take a full photo after trimming up the quilt.  I used a variegated thread from Superior, Fantastico #5003 Magic Carpet for most of this quilt and single layer of Hobbs Midnight Black batting.  I used Black Glide on the black areas.   I often use a gray so the thread shows more but this quilt needed the rich dark black.  I often had to refer back to the  full photo because I wasn't sure which …

Fade to Purple

I saw this quilt @ a booth at QuiltCon - Savannah this year and knew I had to make it.   I not only made it but also made the quilt that was hanging next to it at her booth too!   It's a long story on finding fabrics but along the way I discovered Riley Blake Confetti Cotton solids.  They had the 5 purples I needed.

Here she is, my Fade to Purple.   Pattern by Victoria Findlay Wolfe.  All the quilt top fabrics are Confetti Cotton Solids, threads are Glide and MicroQuilter, maybe 1 Magnifico.  Bobbin threads are Glide 60 wt which I LOVE.   Batting is QD 70/30.  I love the finish!

My quilt hanging at Houston Quilt Market - Riley Blake booth!  What a thrill.  Look at the props they brought in to coordinate with it.  Wish I had this wall at home.

 My design progress at home.
A finish in October at a retreat with Houston Modern Quilt Guild members.  Woohoo!  The show is 10 days away.  Can I get it quilted?   I do have a longarm business and other market clients that have not brought th…