Sunday, August 24, 2014

Scrappy Goodness all quilted

ahhhhhh, it felt so good to take this one off the frame.  I'll post the link for the pattern again when I finish the binding.  This one has over 100 different fabrics, all green, blue, reds and browns.  Hobbs Polydown batting, Premo Soft thread on top, magna glide bobbins were used.  This was my first time using the Magna Glide bobbins and I have to say I LOVE THEM!!  I used over 24 bobbins of thread on this 90 x 108 quilt.  It took me 3 weeks to get this one quilted.  Ok I'm ready for some easy quick pantographs now!

UPDATE:  Feathered finish Friday.  The binding is done.  The quilt is washed dried and ready to ship!!  I love how the thread just sinks in after it's washed.  This was a bit big for my dyer so we have a couple of crinkles in there, but I'll let it hang over the stair well over night and all should be good!!  Ahhhhh, now finished really feels good :)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

DWM - 8/3 - August already??

Where has the time gone?  School  is starting here in just over 2 weeks, goodness.   This week I have a finish, a baby tumbler quilt.  I love this fabric bundle, I have colors for a girl as well. These were on sale at the fat quarter shop, techno color by Emily Herrick, one of their flash sales and I grab two bundles.  I'm make 4 tumbler quilt, two for the shop and two for 100 quilts for kids (see the button on the side bar) and enough for another HST quilt too.  I'm gonna miss this fabric when it's gone.  This has a poly batting, extra one that I found in the closet, kinda feels like it might be a left piece of dream puff, or maybe poly down.  Permo Soft thread on top bottom line in the bobbin.  Panto is celtic maze.  Fast and easy.  

Techno Color Tumber - Boy

Techo Color Tumber - pantograph is Celtic Maze
Techno Color Tumber - Back 
And a couple more of my disappearing hour glass. these are definitely not fast, but great for using up that flannel that I have.  It's gonna be a pretty cozy quilt when it's done.
Disappearing Hour Glass 
I started quilting Lorisquarepants.  I must have quilted close to 8 hours and I"m just barely over 20% done.  There's no way I can finish by this weekend.  Summer has just been too much fun.    I feel like I'm getting further and further behind, maybe I need a snow day :)  Maybe I'll try harder to catch up.  I thought I would show a little about how I do marking. Even though I have a long and a ruler, I still like to mark.  First I make the registration marks.  I almost always use the disappearing purple marking pen.  If I have to mark before or need it stay on longer I'll use the blue marker that disappears with water.  Always test your fabric first.  In this case I have marks 1.5 inches from the top of the point and in the centers of the square diamond sides.
registration marks
Then I'll line up the ruler on the registration marks and mark the first line

First Line
 Then I'll mark the second line using the 1/4 in mark on the ruler.
lining up the 1/4 in mark for the second line
The second line
Keep going all the way around.

All lines completed
Quilting completed.
The quilting isn't perfect, but when you see it as a whole quilt, you won't notice that at all.  It's not going to win any ribbons, but I think the recipient will be pleased.  Well if I ever get it done ;)
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