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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Gammill Classic + LongArm For Sale

My girlfriend Diana is selling her long arm
~so thought I'd help her get the word out!

Diana is a fabulous quilter who has really
own grown her machine! She has her eyes set
on another more advanced machine.


Here is an example of her machine quilting work...




As you can see quilting is her business!


FOR SALE:

Gammill Classic +
Long Arm Quilting Machine

Details:
Very well maintained, stitch regulated, clean
comes with 12' table, dozens of pant graphs (paper patterns), 
extra parts, service manual, and a full day of instructions 
from an experienced, award winning machine quilter.

Price: 
$7500.00
as is - cash and carry - a must see!

Contact:
Institchesquilts@aol.com
if interested

Saturday, June 22, 2013

The quilting design process...


After playing around with quilting designs,
this is what I've come up with.



Now onto basting (not my favorite phase)
 using the Sharon Schamber's method.


Tomorrow ... may the quilting begin!

A Morning with Alex Anderson

My friend Joan and I spent the morning with Alex Anderson!

This is the third time I have had the privilege
of hearing Alex speak.
SO Inspirational!

She asked everyone....
 do you quilt? 
or are you a quilter?

There is a difference!

A quilter enjoys the entire process,  start to finish!
(Ok I'm not a fan of basting my quilts, but I think I'm a Quilter!)

She talked about how quilters have a virtual tool belt,
and it's up to the quilter to fill the pockets with tools,
to expand their quilting knowledge, learn new methods, 
and recommended taking classes to open new doors.
(Even Alex take classes!)

Great Advice!

It was a fabulous way to spend a morning.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Aunt Millie's Garden appliqué ... DONE!

Another long term project ... done!
Can not believe it that I started this quilt
back in ....Ummm .... 2010? or was it 2009?

Anyway it's not when you start,
it's all about finishing,
and enjoying the process along the way.

This quilt did that for me,
Truly enjoyed every minute of this one.
Good thing, it did take forever!! (almost!)

dimensions 72 x 83
Really pleased with the combination of
Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler fabrics on
the red batik.

I did change the corners from the original pattern.
Just didn't like how the pattern had the top and bottom
boarders running off the sides and not connecting with
the side boarders. But of course left that fix to the last minute
so it was a tiny challenge to come up with something!
But I think this works!

Now for the EXCITING part ...

deciding on a quilting design.
Planning on quilting this on my
Janome Memory Craft 6600!

This will be the first quilt that I have quilted
on my new Janome!

I am looking forward to that process too!
Visioning feathers, swirls and flowers!