Friday, July 29, 2016

16-Patch On and Off Friday Finish

This little 16-Patch quilt was my OMG for July.  It FLEW on and off the quilt frame.  I decided to throw caution like the wind and speed longarm it like my friend, Julianne, of Quilting with Calicos.  Julianne will text me to let me know she longarmed SIX quilts in one day... Holy cow!

Anywho... This little quilt was on and off the frame in 58 minutes.  I used no rulers, no templates, no nothing... but speed stippling.  It turned out great.

It is done!  Interesting how the colors of the greens, blues, and browns match those in our Ohio yard right now.  We've had very little rain this year, hence the brown grass.  I like the way the blocks are placed at random.  Not all are in the light/dark setting when it comes to where the block landed.

This finish was one of my Q3 Finish-A-Long goals that I posted about here on 7/8/16.
Goal 4 of 18 complete.

It's time to link up for OMG (One Monthly Goal) at Red Letter Quilts.
I'm linking up with Sarah Craig at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop!
I'm linking up with Michelle at Michelle's Romantic Tangle for Let's Make Baby Quilts.
I'm linking up with Myra at Busy Hand Quilts for Finished or Not Friday.
Confessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Summer Solstice HST Complete

All my HST for Summer Solstice at Happy Quilting are complete.  Here they are!

Linking up with Melissa at Happy Quilting here.


Midnight Sky -- Guild Effort Quilt

This quilt was on of the to-do items on my Q3 goal list.  It was a joint effort quilt for my local quilt guild.  I longarm quilted it with Circle Lord swirls.  The binding is now on and it is being taken and shown so that raffle tickets can be sold.  This is the 2017 Spring Tea raffle quilt where BONNIE HUNTER will be next spring!  Yes, at OUR GUILD!!!  Here in Ohio!!!  Woop woop! 

Workshop spots are sold out, but contact me at Shahann at yahoo dot com if you are interested in a $25 ticket to come to the Spring Tea in Louisville, Ohio, on March 11, 2017.  Bonnie will be doing a lecture and trunk show that day.  Come join us.

See a post on Osnaburg Quilt and Fiber Art Guild website here.  The website is updated from time to time.

This finish was one of my Q3 Finish-A-Long goals that I posted about here on 7/8/16.
Goal 3 of 18 complete.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WIP Wednesday 6.27.16

Getting a lot done here!  This is what happened this week:

The Jester quilting on a customer's log cabin quilt is complete -- and returned to the customer!

The Cosmos quilting on a customer's embroidery quilt is complete -- and returned to the customer!

I now have a to-go bag ready for hand work.  I used to take quilt magazines and books and dream of MORE projects.  Now I'm just going to work on one.  (Well, at least in between months I receive my magazines...)  I finished the two hearts and now am working on a big sunflower that will take over that big neutral space.  I'm trying different applique methods.

I made a few hourglass blocks for RSC16.  BONUS-- Hourglass blocks are this year's Bonnie Hunter leader/ender project!

I've ordered an applique tool and have a plan to longarm this customer's quilt.  I'm going to go around the applique, do a leafy vine in the sashing, stipple in the background, and probably stipple the borders.

I made a star block for my local quilt guild challenge:

I finished this 12 Days of Christmas quilt for a customer.  This customer is in Georgia.  She will be visiting next week to pick them up!  Happy dance!  This quilt was quilted with Circle Lord Swirls.

Linking up with Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication.

Also linking up with SewFreshQuilts for Let's Bee Social.

Sew Fresh Quilts

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Customer's Log Cabin Complete

This customer's quilt is all done!  I just longarm it.  She does everything else.  But to me, it's done.  It turned out beautifully!  I quilted it with Circle Lord Jesters Giant Template Board.

The back was a 108" fabric.  It just sucked in those stitches so nicely!  Ahhhh.


Here's a close-up of the quilting if you didn't see my post yesterday:
I'm linking up at Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Customer's Log Cabin Quilt on the Frame

Cruising right along with completing customer quilts... Here's a log cabin quilt for a customer.  Beautiful scraps!

I am quilting it with Circle Lords Jesters giant board.

Here's what it looks like in the border so far:

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Customer's Embroidery Quilt -- Quilting Complete

These blocks were made by one of my customers several years ago.  She would take a block with her to work and work on it during her lunch, or a doctor's appointment, or running the kids...  She is going through her WIPS now and making them finishes!  Hooray for her!  Way to get 'em completed.

I quilted it with Circle Lord Cosmos.  I love this flowing flowery pattern for quilts like this.  It is one of my most time-consuming templates, but pretty non the less.  The customer actually requested an edge-to-edge design to go over the embroidery.
The back was a wide piece of green fabric.  I could have waited for the sun to move on, but I was just so excited to have this quilt done and ready for the customer.  With a nine-year-old around, sometimes white quilts laying around scare me.