Monday, May 20, 2019

Denim quilt

This was quilted with the Double Spiral pattern.  The seams were pressed open to reduce bulk- this is a very good idea with denim.  

Dogs in Sweaters again

Made another dog block....

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Pigs quilt

Quilted with the Honeycomb pattern with an invisible thread.

Bramble pattern

Quilted with the Bramble pattern.

Circuit Path

Quilted with the Circuit Path pattern.

Dogs in Sweaters

I love this pattern by Elizabeth Hartman!  The pattern has directions for making a small quilt, a pillow, or a large quilt.

There's quite a bit of cutting some small pieces, but the dog block goes together pretty fast.  I put this together in an afternoon.  So cute!  The pattern also gives directions to add glasses to some of the dogs. 

 I wanted to try out the block to see how hard it would be, so I made one block & turned it into a baby quilt.  I think I'll add some applique letters for a baby name on the upper left side at some point. 

I quilted this with a dog-bone pattern.

Monday, April 8, 2019

color strips quilt

Quilted with the Double Bubble design.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Purple/teal quilt

Quilted with the Circle Play pattern in teal thread that matches the sashing color.

 solid gray backing:

Deep Blue Sea quilt

This baby quilt is a pattern from called Deep Blue Sea.  The pattern example is quilted with wavy "water" lines, so I was asked to quilt it similar to that. 

Shirting quilt

Quilted with the Square Spiral pattern (with rounded points).  Some of the tags have been left on the shirts- a fun detail that adds interest to the quilt. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hopscotch quilt

This quilt is kit is available at the Roelof's store in Sioux Center.  The pattern is called Hopscotch, from the book "Modern Quilts" by Emily Dennis. 

I quilted this one with the Square Spiral pattern.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

How does it work?

When I meet someone new, and they ask, "what do you do?"  I tell them, I finish quilts on a long-arm machine.  Often, at this point, I can see the question mark over their head.  I can imagine they are picture the quilting frame they remember from their Grandma's house, with me sitting by the quilt and a needle in my hand.  So, I made a video of the machine running to show how it works.

The backing, batting, and quilt top are all loaded separately.  The tablet mounted on the front is a computer that is connected to 2 small motors that move the machine to stitch the 3 layers together in the chosen design.  The frame is 12 feet wide.

I can also disconnect the computer and guide the machine by hand with the handles you see on the front.  I mostly do computer-guided designs, however, to avoid the strain on my neck/shoulders.

Batik quilt

Quilted with the August Rain pattern.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Pinwheel quilt

Quilted with the Criss-Cross pattern.

Batik quilt

Quilted with the Garden Path pattern.

Black/white/red quilt

Quilted with the Dynasty pattern.

Red white and blue quilt

Quilted with the Anchors pattern.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Blue & white quilt

Quilted with the Flourish pattern.

Americana quilt

This quilt kit is available at the Roelof's store in Sioux Center.  It's called Stars & Stripes from Coach House Designs.  Here is the pattern cover:

I quilted this one with the Star Sparkle pattern.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

T-shirt quilt

Quilted with the Meander Squared pattern.