Monday, February 4, 2013

My marathon day of quilting

Continuing on with my promise to not start any new projects until my UFo's are done means I have lots of quilting to do. Slowly but surely I am making progress.  The older they are the newer they seem so it is a nice balance. 
 Last Thursday I went to Deb's @ Loopy D's to use her long arm machine for the day & evening.  My plan was to get two queen quilts quilted.   I arrived at 8:30am and got started right away. 

First up was the quilt that is suppose to go on my bed.  Started in 2009 with Crazy Mom Quilts 9 patch quilt along.    

 In order to get use to the machine and to get this done I chose an all over pantograph design. 

groovy board
beautiful swirls
all finished by 1:00ish

I had to stop quilting from 4:00-6:00 to go watch DD# 2 play basketball, serve dinner and get her to dance.
Orca Bay loaded up
love the backing fabric
almost finished too!

free motion stippling on the inside. 

inside area all done  
I am going to tackle quilting the borders on my own machine.  All those flying geese need to be quilted down.  I unloaded this around 8:30pm.  I was beat by then and couldn't even see straight. 
"I fought the machine and the machine won!" 

What have you tackled lately?

Happy Stitching 


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  1. beautiful quilts!!!!! Nice finishes!!

  2. Your quilting looks great!! Congrats on getting so much done!!

  3. Wow - lovely quilting! How nice to have your friend near-by. I'm getting a couple of quilts ready for my mid-arm.

  4. Lee, they turned out beautiful!! I love the backing fabric on Orca Bay - what line is it?
    Great work, looks like you mastered the machine!

  5. Love the swirly design. You'll feel quite satisfied when you get these beauties done!

  6. How nice that you know how to use a long arm! Your quilts are beautiful and I really like the swirl pattern.

  7. So nice that you have access to a big quilt machine! Wow for you knowing how to use it! It all looks so complicated but you make it look so easy! Do you have to pay to use it? I'm curious to know if it is a community machine?

  8. Wow, that's amazing! Is that long arm in your home? So lucky if it is! Beautiful quilts.

  9. Wow you certainly accomplished a lot and your quilts are beautiful !

  10. Lovely work. You are a marathon quilter

  11. I'm still working on my curves. Yours look great! :)

  12. You fought the machine and you won! Your Orca Bay is the nicest I have seen.


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