Monday, May 29, 2017

Has really been almost a year since my last post???

Oh boy, it has been a long time. Sure hope I remember how to do this!  So, what's been going on since June of 2016?  Sold the house, got a new one.  I started a new job.  Now we're all settled in the new job, settled in the new house and I *finally* got to break in the new sewing room.  Part of me loved the space at the old house so much that it was really hard to get started, but that's all behind me now.  Spending time in the new space was like catching up with a good friend that you have seen in a while.  Ok, here's what I got done.....see I've been doing stuff :)

New Sewing room,

New little toy for the long arm, I really don't like Pantographs and this makes the edge to edge to much more bearable!  Oh the precision of this little guy....

And here's what that new toy can do - look at those swirling hexies, I never could have done that hand guided.  The pantograph is Honeycomb by Patricia Ritter, batting is Hobbs 80/20, thread is glide

Patricia Ritter Honeycomb, Hobbs 80/20 Batting, Glide thread


This is Megan's first quilt, we made this about 2 years ago, boy and I'm finally getting it quilted.  At least it got done before she started high school.  Pantograph is Daisy Doodle by Patricia Ritter, batting is hobbs polydown and thread is glide.  The circles, oh so nice.
Patricia Ritter Daisy Doodle, Hobbs Polydown Batting, Glide Thread


The back, sure hope that hot pink flannel doesn't run.  


This is a quilt that our group made last year for charity quilts, just now starting to get them quilted.  The fabrics shot cottons, love how they look up close.  Pantograph is spinning rays by Jessica Schick, another one I never could have done hand guided.  Batting is Hobbs Polydown, thread is Superior So Fine.

Jessica Schick Spinning Rays, Hobbs Poly Down batting, Superior So Fine thread


Love the back

Of course I would much rather be doing the hand guided free motion quilting which is exactly what I did on Veronika's t-shirt quilt for her daughter.

Bottom Line thread top and bottom, free motion quilting and a little bit of ruler work, Hobbs 80/20 batting



So good to be quilting again!!  Just something about creating something that melts all the stress away.  Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day.


16 comments:

  1. I've missed you, Sue!! Your quilts are beautiful, and I love your new studio space. Your QBot toy is fascinating. I just got an APQS Millenium a few weeks ago and would have loved to add IntelliQuilter for those gorgeous, intricate E2E patterns. But for the time being I'm just learning how to operate the machine free motion. It's great to hear from you again and see what you're up to. Don't be a stranger! :-)

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  2. Welcome back! I love the spinning rays design. The effect is stunning! Thanks for sharing your work from your new studio.

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  3. Welcome back! How could you quilt so well after such a long break away. Anyway, your new sewing room just gives me shivers!!!

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  4. I'll add to the chorus: Welcome back, Sue! The t-shirt quilt is fabulous. I take it you're still in McHenry? Now I've got to come to visit to see your new studio in person.

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  5. I was thinking about you the other day and hoping all was well. It's wonderful to see a post from you again. Your quilting is as gorgeous as ever. I love, love, love the hexigon quilting design. Wow!

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  6. I like that honeycomb pattern and wow look at that sewing room - is that a basement room all to yourself? I have you on my feedly reader and left you there in case you came back nice to see you blogging again

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  7. Nice to see you back in bloggy world! Lovely studio...........I can dream!

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  8. I wondered what happened to you and hoped it wasn't anything catastrophic. So glad to have you back and that studio is just incredible.

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  9. Missed you! So glad to see you are back! Your quilting is beautiful as always. Looking forward to more posts from you!

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  10. Wow that is some sewing spot. Love, love the quilting. Hooray for new sewing toys.

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  11. Yea for making it back to quilting and blogging. I always appreciate that you list what pantograph you use. Having the Q Bot opens up a whole world of designs to buy!

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  12. I think I found you first on Instagram, so it's neat to see your blog too. The Qbot looks really fun, those patterns are really striking! Hope you are having fun in your sewing room this week!

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  13. That hexagon pattern is divine!!! And then the next spinning one? Unbelievable! Glad you have reunited with your sewing. Your room is quite lovely and so well organized. I'm a tiny bit jelly. =)

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  14. Glad you're back! I really missed your posts and also love that you give extra info, such as the name of the pantograph, threads, etc. Wow, those pantos are wonderful. Love your sewing studio, too.

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  15. So glad you're back Sue! I remember lots of Instagram back and forth's years ago, and so nice to catch up again - love seeing your work!

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  16. I was thinking about you the other day and hoping all was well.
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