Sunday, April 19, 2015

Needles on fire!!!

Holy smokes, my machine has been hmming all weekend.  I did go slow at first because I really didn't want to take this beauty off my frame.  I quilted this for Ann (she sewed the binding on my HUGE  Shining Star quilt).  I LOVE the dark blue with the greens and teals.  There was just something so comforting and soothing when I quilted this.  It's a pretty big quilt so it took me a little while.  This has Hobbs 80/20 batting, glide thread light blue thread on top and light grey magna glide in the bobbin.  Pantograph is Fan Fare by Patricia Ritter, still one of my favorites. I was glad it was nice enough to take pictures outside.  Does her quilt sparkle??  Great job Ann, I'm gonna miss this one.
Ann's Easy Street
Hobb's 80/20 Batting, Glide thread on top, light blue
Pantograph  - Fan Fare by Patricia Ritter

is that backing perfect?  just love everything about this one.
magna glide light grey on the back.
Then a friend of mine posted a story on facebook with some things she found in her yard  after the tornado last week.  This friend lives in Harvard which is over 55 miles from Rochelle.  And another friend in Twin Lakes WI, over 77 miles from Rochelle had debris in her yard.   From the same family, how crazy is that????  Well they decide to try to find these folks and let them know what they found and try to return it.  They found the family in Rochelle lost everything, breaks your heart.  So these two friends decided not only were they going to return what they found, but they were taking donations for this family.  Betty asked, if you lost everything what would you want.  I of course immediately thought, a quilt, I gotta have a blankie!!  Betty also was able to post a picture of the family and two of the girls had purple dresses on.  I knew immediately what quilt top to use.  Lucky for me we had 4 quilts waiting to be quilted for Hands 2 Help (see the side bar, still plenty of time to donate a quilt to one of three great charities).   One of those quilts got diverted.  It's done and ready to be delivered this week when Betty travels to Rochelle.  I've donated the quilt and a gift card.  Details on this quilt - Dew Drops pantograph, Glide thread on top - white, hobbs poly down battng, magna glide in the bobbin, light grey.  I almost like the back more than the front.  The size 54 ish x 64 ish.  Why don't I measure these when I'm done???
H2H 6 now going to Rochelle family
Poly down batting (Hobbs), glide thread on top white
Pantograph - Dew drops by Patricia Ritter
I think I like the back better than the front almost.  
Magna glide in the bobbin, light tan
Of course then I was feeling a bit guilty about not having a finish for H2H, so I got this one on and off the frame in no time.  Poor April needs a break!! Details on this quilt - Ebb and Flow pantograph (seriously quick and easy), glide thread on top, med grey and magna glide in the bobbin, dark grey.  I think it's 64 in square.  The pattern is Graffiti, simple and fun. 
Graffiti number 1 - H2H finish #2 wild and crazy color!
Poly Down (Hobbs) batting, glide thread on top, med grey 
Pantograph Ebb and Flow - Lorien Quilting 
Pattern Graffiti

Magna glide in the bobbin, dark grey - love the lines and curves on the backing
On the design wall, just a few more of this and a few more of that. I think something will need to come down before another block goes up, I really should get serious about finish one of these....
couple more stars, couple more shirting blocks, somethings gonna have to come off before anything else goes on!
Check out all the linky parties on the side bar, so many beauties out there you don't want to miss it!!  Hope everyone has a great week. 


  1. Easy Street is awesome! Wonderful H2H quilts. Great blocks on your design wall. You have been busy.

  2. Beautiful quilts, beautiful quilting, thanks for sharing!

  3. I always love seeing your quilting. And I can see why you like the back so much. It gives me a great idea for a backing I need to do. Thanks!

  4. Just love seeing your quilting - you even make a panto shine. I sent off some quilts to Quilts of Compassion to make their early May delivery to the tornado victims.

  5. You've done good. They all look great.

  6. were busy this weekend! Lots of good stuff you got done.

  7. Your needles were really 'hot' this weekend. Beautiful Sue! That story was awesome, so great you ladies can help these people out a little, kudos to you and warm fuzzy feelings too!

  8. great eye candy this morning. Wow on stuff blowing in on the tornado. Amazing.

  9. Funny thing, I was thinking about quilt for the tornado survivors just this morning. You did a great job on Easy Street. (I just love that colorway. I used it for my ES, too.)

  10. Great quilts. Your machine had a great workout. I need to build up my store of pantographs so pleased you named all of these.

  11. Wow! That`s a lot of lovely finishes... I can hardly decide which one to comment on! I`m loving the first one in the post. The colours are right up my alley and the quilting is amazing. Kudos on a very productive week!

  12. I was just talking with my nearly 5 year old about tornados. He's quite thankful that we live in California and don't have to worry about them. So kind of you to send a quilt to the family. Thank you for linking up to TGIFF with me this week.

  13. What a golden heart you have, Sue. That family is going to cherish that quilt. Easy Street is fabulous. You're such an master quilter. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone. It reminded me to come for a visit and I'm so glad I did.


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