Category Archives: machine quilting

Tumbler progress and a little process catch up

I forgot to show you what an unexpectedly tough time I had choosing a border and then a binding for the first bento box.  There were so many colors in it, I thought the choice would be easy but it … Continue reading

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Disaster averted–thanks Grandma

Sometimes my quilting math is not the greatest.  As I was nearing the end of the Buzzsaw, I realized I did not have enough background fabric.  I’ve had the fabric a long time so I didn’t even bother searching for … Continue reading

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More finishes

The leader-ender inspired by the recycled sashing from my aunt’s dogwood quilt has already been turned in at my guild as a community service quilt but I forgot to post the finish.  I rather liked it.  Here are front and … Continue reading

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Quasi-bargello quilt

I’ll back up and share a little process for my first 2012 project.  The idea was conceived because I had three yards of fabric I didn’t think would ever find their way into on of my quilts.  So I sacrificed … Continue reading

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Progress on Pat’s quilt

My simple, straight-line machine quilting is finished–front and back photos below–and I’m working on the binding.  This quilt should be finished soon if I can get past that dreaded binding join.

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Pat’s lap quilt

Back in the summer, my blogging friend Ali did several giveaways.  She sent me a lovely pile of Amy Butler 10-inch squares, 2.5-inch strips and a very generous amount of yardage.  I was thinking about adding some of my Kona … Continue reading

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2011 charity quilt #4 completed

Finally a finish for this project which will be turned in at my guild meeting tomorrow.  I wanted to try something different from my SID machine quilting and found a great idea/tutorial at Tallgrass Prairie Studio.  She suggests using painter’s … Continue reading

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