Friday, December 14, 2018

All That Glitters :: A Finish

I've got another finish thanks to a local longarm quilter.

This one is called All That Glitters. I finished the top back in the summer of 2016. Below is a close-up of the quilting design she used.

It turned out so nice! The finished size is about 63" by 76". Click here to see what it looked like before quilting and for the pattern information.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Summer Bouquet :: A Finish

I finally got this one finished! The top was completed in September 2017. Click here to read that post and see the unquilted top.

Here it is all finished.

If you clicked to read my previous post you may notice that I didn't use a "scrappy binding made from the fat quarters used in piecing the top." Full disclosure: I can't find the pieces I cut for the binding! I knew exactly where they were before I moved the shop, but now, I have no idea. Oh well! I have an entire store full of fabric so I just picked something else so I could get this finished.

I quilted it myself on my domestic machine (BERNINA 380) using Westalee Templates. I used the Spinning Wheels 36 to quilt the center of each block, the Sashalee Stitch in the Ditch template to stitch in the ditch, and the 12" Arc for the quilting in the sashing. The quilting in the sashing created partial circles which I didn't realize would happen until I was halfway through quilting that part. Happy accident!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Goose on the Loose :: A Finish

Do you remember the Goose on the Loose quilt along I hosted here back in 2016? Click here to go to the page for the quilt along. The block patterns are still available.

I finally got my quilt finished!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

New Pillowcases

I decided not to go to Fall Quilt Market this year. Moving the shop really took it out of me! Instead of traveling to Market I took a few days off last week/weekend to get some things done at home (pattern writing, business planning and a little "me" sewing time).

I took the opportunity to make myself some new pillowcases.

These fabrics are new in my shop and I couldn't resist buying some for myself. They look great on my bed!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Fly Away (version 1) :: A Finish

Last week I shared my finished version 2 of this pattern. Version 1 is now finished too!

And here is a shot that shows the backing fabric I chose for this one.

With these two finishes that clears out one of the two tubs of unfinished tops I had before I opened my shop in 2016. Unfortunately I now have more unfinished tops than before I opened up the shop because of the many shop samples, but I didn't make all of them so I'm not counting them as part of my personal UFO stash. ;)

Friday, October 26, 2018

Fly Away (version 2) :: A Finish

I'm getting some UFOs finished. I took two quilts to a local quilter recently. The top for this one was finished in December of 2013! Click here to read that post. The original post contains the pattern information.

Here is a detail shot of the gorgeous quilting.

For the back I picked a pretty pink wide back.

I have no plan for this quilt. It was made as a class sample for my old LQS that I used to work for. This one is called version 2 because it is the second quilt from this pattern that I made. The first one is the other quilt I took to the quilter. I got the binding attached to the front of it yesterday and hope to get it finished soon.

I know it has been quite a while since I have posted here. Honestly, I haven't had anything to share with you. Either I can't share it (Sue Spargo 2018 BOM) or I haven't been sewing. I moved my shop to a new location at the beginning of October. That has been my main focus for months. Hopefully now I can get back to doing some sewing. I've got a few things finished or almost finished that I will be able to share here.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Pinwheels & Sixteen Patches :: A Finish

I'm in a "finish it up" mood. I don't have enough time to get everything quilted myself so I'm using my local long arm quilters to help me out. 

Here is a detail shot that shows the quilting better.

This one turned out much larger than I originally planned. Once I got the center together I decided it really needed a border. It finished at 80" by 96". I put it on our queen size guest bed and it fits very nicely.

Originally this was going to be a charity quilt, but now it is too big for any of the charities I donate to. Which works out well since we still have some of this fabric in my shop. Now I plan for it to be a store sample for a little while then I will put a price on it and sell it.

Now to pull out the next completed top, pick a backing fabric, and send it off to be quilted!