Long Arm Quilting


Giveaway Winner!

Posted on September 16th, by Amy in Baby Lock, give away, Long Arm Quilting, work in progress. 5 comments

Thanks to everyone that participated in the giveaway last week!  I love reading about your favorite colors – it sends me to my color card to check out all the different shades!

Linda is the winner – I have an email out to you Linda, please reply to claim your prize :)

I’ve been working on this quilt, over the last few days – I don’t seem to have enough hours in the day, but it has been fun to work on! It’s not black and white, just took the color out until I can post the finish – any ideas on the fabric line(s) included?

More soon -

Amy



Formation

Posted on August 13th, by Amy in Baby Lock, finished quilt, Long Arm Quilting. 15 comments

This quilt has been in the works since April, I think! It’s fairly simple, and was pieced quickly, but I wanted to build my confidence before I loaded it on the long-arm. Looking at it now, I’m glad I waited a bit!

I call it “Formation”, as I’m reminded of a flock of geese as I look at it, and the traditional name for the triangles is “flying geese” – fits right!?

This is the first of many projects for Baby Lock over the next few years – I will let you know when a pattern is available on their site.

I was initially inspired by Emily’s fabric – Technicolor is a fun and vibrant collection, and one of the prints is groupings of triangles. You can see it in my quilt if you look close. Then when quilting it, I took my … Read More »



Quilted Scrappy Solution

Posted on May 8th, by Amy in Long Arm Quilting, My kids, work in progress. 3 comments

When I originally pieced this quilt top, I called it my Scrappy Solution…four years later it’s quilted! This pattern actually made it’s way into Modern Basics, as Twisted Bars,  if you are interested in making your own.

 I had thought I would add a binding then show it off, but it won’t be happening this week.  Getting all the details into posts for Blogger’s Quilt Festival is taking up my sewing time.  Here’s a few details in the quilting -

I did loop-de-loops over the main area of the blocks, and in the corners where the square is formed I tried a few different things, before I decided to quilt the graduated loops.  I’m having fun quilting with the Crown Jewel! Of course, I did pin this top three times before I … Read More »


Weekend Happenings!

Posted on May 4th, by Amy in Baby Lock, Long Arm Quilting, work in progress. 3 comments

Hi friends – I’ve been having fun quilting, and wanted to share a few pictures with you, and a great sale happening online this weekend!

My days are choppy with Owen in Kindergarten, so I worked on this for two afternoons, while he had fun playing with Lego.  I had to look back through my archives to find when I pieced this top – I’ve had it hanging in the closet for a while…turns out it was four years ago! I plan to add a scrappy binding soon, and I will share more photos.

I cut and prepped pieces for a new tote for Market too!  PB&J is super soft and I had just enough to cut all the pieces – more soon.

I’ve been working on Dancing Stars blocks as I can … Read More »



Highlights

Life is full, and I am blessed! It just makes it hard to keep up with everything ;) So I thought I would share a couple of highlights from the last few days.

This is a peek at a Christmas quilt in progress – a first for me.  I’m excited to see it come together!

I have been adding to the space around the longarm too.  My collection of mini quilts from various swaps add inspiration, and a good dose of color!

The quilt draped on the longarm includes some new fabrics from my friend Emily – more on Technicolor soon!

—–

Are you ready for Blogger’s Quilt Festival?

Many have asked – with multiple linkys will multiple quilts be allowed?

Thinking about it more, … Read More »


My New Baby

Posted on April 9th, by Amy in Baby Lock, Long Arm Quilting. 28 comments

Technically, it’s bigger, and heavier than my kiddos, but a new sewing machine is just as exciting around here!

My friends at Baby Lock have provided the Crown Jewel, a 18″ long arm, in exchange for some projects and tutorials for all of you and their loyal readers!  It’s a win-win situation :)  (Yep! That’s a pallet in my driveway!)

Thankfully Joe was home yesterday afternoon when it was delivered – I know I could have put it together, but I trust it a lot more with his handiwork.  The table went up, we made lots of adjustments and rearranged a few things in the space around the table.

Isn’t she pretty?

The kids kept checking in on our progress, Ella and Sophia were excited to … Read More »






Recent Posts:

Find Your Lula

Hi Friends! I’m plugging away at some deadline sewing that I can’t share yet, but wanted to let you know about a few spots...

Quiltcast #45 – Catching up with Amy & April

Hi there! It’s been quiet around here! Not to worry – lots of good stuff in is in the works! For the Quiltcast this...

Quiltcast #44 – Adventures in Hand Appliqué

Today both April and I are catching up with each other; and you!

My new, just for me project, is hand appliqué. I never thought...