Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pina Coladas on the Beach - Creston Alumni Association Raffle Quilt

This is the 2011 Creston Alumni Association Raffle Quilt, one of very few of my own that I manage to quilt each year.  I wasn't going to do a border, just edge to edge blocks - then I saw the flip-flops and the I HAD to add a border!  Sometimes the quilt has a mind of it's own and you just have to let it be what it wants to be...

The drawing will be held in September at the Reunion.  I'll add ticket information as soon as I get it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Paula's Irish Chain

This is the second Irish Chain I've been able to quilt from a class at a local quilt shop.   Thanks, Paula - This is so much fun!

Friday, April 8, 2011

You've been keeping me VERY busy!!

Here are just a few of the quilts I've done in the last couple of months.  Many have been edge to edge on busy quilt, and nothing shows up - which is by design!!  But here are few where the quilting was able to add to the 'story'.

First up is Becky's quilt.  She's actually a shirt-tail relative and I was THRILLED that she allowed me to work on this special quilt. 

This was an edge to edge for Suzanne.  Finding designs for guys is not easy!!  Her son, the recipient of  this quilt, was a basketball player.  What could be better than 'Bounce' by Anne Bright on this Turning Twenty!

Our local library holds a quilt raffle each year to raise money.  The Wheat Country Quilters pieced the quilt.  None of the fabrics, other than the background,  were repeated.  Amazing how such different fabrics can play so nicely together! Most of the designs are Anne Bright, the Friendship Star quilting was designed by Leslie Sevigney

Jane made this Irish Chain as part of a class at a local quilt shop.  It is the first of several I will be quilting.  While both of us were thrilled how this turned out, we were both extremely disappointed that the back was pieced.  I was quilting along, thinking "Man, this really looks gooood!! as the back would show on the roller as I advanced.  Then, the back piecing showed up...I had forgotten that she pieced the back.  This would have been a two sided quilt!  We've both learned a lesson from this!  The two outer border and block quilting designs were Anne Bright, the small inner border was a modification I made to fit that skinny border.  This digitizing stuff is FUN!!

Now that the camera is out of the shop, and we're getting some sunny weather, I hope to be able to post more pictures.  Happy Spring!!!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I give up... :)

Did I say hundreds of designs???  I may have underestimated that....  I'll leave up the ones that I've downloaded so far, but they are just a drop in the bucket.

I have come to the conclusion that there is no way to give you a view of everything available, especially since I can also manipulate designs to make all new ones.  Crazy stuff!!!

So, when you have a quilt where you want to pick out designs, send me a picture of your quilt and I'll pull a few ideas and send them back.  

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It's a whole new year!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Payroll Taxes are done and I'm back to quilting!

BIG news - I've added a computer system to the longarm.  What does this mean for you???  I now have HUNDREDS of designs to choose from, and can resize, flip, stretch, and morf to fit your quilts!  I'm also able to add a new mid-range service:  Edge to Edge (E2E) with a separate border.  Just a little fancier than an E2E, but less than going full Custom. 

There are three links to the right - they will take you to files that contain the pictures of the designs.  Please be patient with me - I'm going to try to update the files a little at a time in the evenings.  I do want to spend my days quilting - go figure!  Until I get all the designs loaded, contact me and we'll figure out what to do with YOUR quilt.   Shelley