Friday, June 21, 2013

It's like Christmas around here

The packages just keep arriving.  Actually, they should all be here by now.  One contained a pantograph I had ordered from another quilter who was cleaning out her studio.  That will be fun to stitch out.

 The second contained Carol's wonderful self-designed pattern quilt that I get to do custom feathers on.  I have to get her permission to post a picture, but you will really love it, I'm sure.

And the last package contained the thing I've been waiting for, the Circle Lord adapter so I can use my Circle Lord to make beautiful quilted spirograph designs on my APQS Lenni longarm.  I already have the quilt in mind for that little adventure.  Pictures and a video of how it's done will be posted.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lightning Strikes!

What are Lenni and I up to today?  Well, we're waiting for the afternoon thunderstorms the weatherman just promised, but hopefully those won't be severe.  We are also working on another pretty customer quilt. This one looks like lightning bolts.  Here are a couple pictures of our progress so far.  I'll be sure to post the finished quilt under customer quilts.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

First customer quilt off of Lenni

Today Lenni and I finished our first customer quilt together.  Now I've quilted hundreds of customer quilts, but never on this new machine. It was bliss.  There were no tension issues, the stitches looked great, and everything just sort of went together.  The quilt was made by Nadine from Dyersburg. It is a variation of an Irish chain. She used lovely shades of teal and brown.  The backing fabric is teal with brown polka dots. How cute is that.  She provided the batting, Polyfil high loft polyester.  I chose Superior Highlights #309 thread. It matched the backing fabric perfectly.  I quilted the entire top with terry twists, and did a piano key border treatment.  The finished quilt measures 90 x 90.  I couldn't fit the whole thing into a picture, but here are a few.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Studio renovation complete

I mentioned a few weeks ago, on my website, that I would not be quilting for a couple weeks because we were remodeling the room that houses the quilting studio. Well, those renovations are complete.  It's so exciting because now I can get back to quilting on my APQS Lenni longarm machine.  I have customer quilts in house and lined up to be shipped. It's very exciting to be back to longarm quilting after having to take a year off.
After ripping up the carpet and starting on the floor.
The finished room. Isn't it beautiful?