Long Arm Quilting


Current State of my Quilting Studio

Posted on January 26th, by Amy in Baby Lock, Long Arm Quilting, random, work in progress. 15 comments

I shared my quilting studio space via Instagram yesterday, and thought I better keep it real, and put it up here too! It looks pretty messy still, but it’s all picked up and I can walk around a bit – huge improvement!

My Melody is dropped into the little table on the left, Crown Jewel is slightly covered with projects I’m currently piecing, the aluminum table at the right is on casters and moves where I need it easily. Fabric, my patterns, and notions are on the book shelf, there’s a matching shelf out of frame, to the left full of books, and magazines. It’s definitely not perfect, but I do look forward to spending time here, and know where everything is. Which is key!

There’s more decluttering to be done (always), but for now I’m back to my projects.

What are you up to … Read More »



Three Things (You want to check these out!)

 

#1A recently finished quilt is now gracing the cover of American Patchwork and Quilting! This issue is due to start showing up on newsstands today, but I know some of you have gotten it in your mailbox already.

The fabrics are Modern Neutrals (of course!) and I paired two traditional blocks for a unique “Layered Look”. I also quilted this myself, with pebbles in the light areas, and a few large petals in the flowering snowball blocks.

Here’s a flat shot of the quilt – Layered Look :

Just in case you want to make the quilt for yourself with my fabrics here’s a list with fabric names and sku’s

2 5/8 yards Gems white 3507-24
1 1/4 yards Beacon grey 3502-13
1 1/4 yards Linked Space grey 3503-15
1/8 yard Fissure steele 3505-17
1 3/8 yards Satellite grey 3504-16
1 5/8 yards … Read More »



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!

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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 »






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