Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Time for some easier quilting!

I have been doing a lot of custom quilts lately, and I love it, but was thrilled when I got a quilt that wanted my basic swirl. I love this allover pattern. Mind you, it's all free hand so it isn't perfect.

This quilt was pieced by a Man! I love it, he did an awesome job.
It's so great when men get into piecing. It is too fun.

So here is my flower swirl. I love this one too, I am sure I have shown this one before, but the colors in the quilt are so fun.

Same quilt, but closeup and the colors don't look the same, but I wanted you to see how great the stitches are that my A-1 long-arm produces. I am a little prejudice because I think it's the best long-arm out there. I am so lucky to have one of my own.

Here's a little tip for you long-arm quilters, I can't claim this tip as my own, but I will share it with you because it is a cheap way to make quilting so much easier.
Take a dowel and put it under your clamp straps along the quilting poles and when you quilt along the edge of your quilts, you won't hit the clamp!

Thank you Jen from "QuiltTopStop" for that amazing tip.



11 comments:

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

I love coming by and seeing your quilting. Beautiful work.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

zees5 said...

Did you say easier???

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Barb said...

Yes, you are lucky to have your own longarm...one day....until then, I will just dream. Love your swirls...

Anne said...

I found your blog by a coincidence - and I loved reading and looking at your pictures - great stuff!!

Bluebell said...

This does'nt look easy to me but, it looks beautiful. Machine quilting is so much easier with a long arm but still you must have to concentrate hard to get such an even pattern. well done you.

Shogun said...

I love the swirls!

Wendy said...

I love the swirl and the flower swirl! =-)

What brand is your long-arm? Do you have a link for it anywhere? (I didn't see one...)

Beth said...

thanks for sharing that tip! I just loaded my 2nd customer quilt and I'm open to ALL the tips I can get! I'm already ready to upgrade my machine! HA!

Mariesa M. said...

I love the flower swirl so much! I have a quilt that I am finishing the backing on today and that flower swirl would be PERFECT! It's for the Old Red Barn Co. contest. I'll call you after 10, so hopefully I don't wake up any kids.

Tozz said...

I wished I lived close to you and I would visit you to watch you do these lovely quilts. I love your quilting you do :) You are such an inspiration!

Chris said...

My goodness you are BUSY!!! Your work is beautiful, I would love to watch you one day! The "bikini" quilt was amazing!!! I really do enjoy stopping by your site and seeing what all you have been up to! Thanks for sharing with all of us. :) Hey BTW, we found your strippin' time pattern in our local quilt shop and we bought it. My daughter wants to make a quilt for her cousin from that pattern for Christmas. We were thrilled that our shop had your pattern!!!