Sunday, December 4, 2016

Ta Done....

So a little while back a friend of mine, who is also a longarmer, contacted me about quilting a couple quilts for her...  I was all like "What?"  Come to find out she has sold her machine and retired. She decided to use the money from her machine to get her quilt tops quilted. She had been longarm quilting for others for a bout the same length of time that I have, about 17 years, and still has a stack of unquilted tops she never got to.  (Sounds familiar!)

 Anyway... here is the first one I finished for her.  Feathers in the border and my version of McTavishing Swirls background fill.  The batting is Warm Blend (poly/cotton) and the thread is So Fine.

 I love the border...

 I also have come to realize that McTavishing Swirls are not light custom... LOL

But I love the texture...

Friday, November 25, 2016


Have you seen the fancy decorated pies on Pinterest? Well... I thought I'd try my hand at creating one of these fancy pants pumpkin pies. I searched everywhere for the perfect pie crust/cookie cutters.  Found what I wanted and odered them.  Two days later... my order was cancelled!  Due to being on backorder....

So!  I free handed cutting leaves!  This is what I came up with.  Not as fancy as I wanted... but it still tasted wonderful!

Sunday, November 6, 2016


My last post was showing how I fill in and embelllish a compuerized design...   This one started out with a loopy meander that someone test driving a machine at the A1 Quilting Machines Inc booth.

Friday, November 4, 2016


One of my favorite things to do is start with a digital design done with one color thread... them doodle in and around the design with another color!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy Halloween

Wilted or Poison Ivy... you choose.  Hahaha!  And my Boo-berry pie!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Ta Done... Fans or Drunkards Path

 Fans or Drunkards Path...  you choose.

I finished this last night...   after months of standing and staring I decide to just put it on and go for.  Sometimes my best ideas come from the seat of my pants :He He:  Anyway, I really had no idea what I was going to do when I started.  I am really, really pleased with how this turned out!

My customer used fabrics from Australia...  I told her that I hoped she didn't want boom-a-rangs!  Personal joke...  sorry!  She was like..."No. Nothing like that.  Just have fun."  hahaha   Don't you love it when they say that! The only thing she requested was gold metallic thread :Hypnotized:

The batting is W&N that I preshrunk, which gives it a little loft and makes it super soft! Superior gold metallic on top and bottom line in the bobbin.  I used a 9" circle from Gadget Girls for all the curved quilting.  The rest is McTavishing, over lapping swirls and back and forth lines...

I love when I can create secondary designs between the blocks...

 And I absolutely love the back...

Sunday, October 23, 2016