Wednesday, May 29, 2013

12 Hours to Idaho - 7 Hexies Later

Well, we went back to Idaho again.  We were just there a few weeks ago, but we wanted to meet my husband's nieces who traveled from Wyoming.  It was so beautiful and green, but I don't have many pictures to show you.  I managed to get this picture of a lovely pioneer home and barn, just because I was behind the wheel at this time, and I can stop any time I like!!

I couldn't get any closer than this. I hope to get a new lens sometime in the new future.  I'd like a zoom.

 This is the view from the pioneer cabin - on the other side of the road.
I wonder how long this home was lived in.  I wonder when they abandoned it, and moved down the road, or 10 miles from here, or across the state.  
 This particular homestead is in Weston Canyon, Idaho.  It is dotted with horse farms, and cattle ranches.

I think I am giving up on my needleturn applique project.  I don't think I have the patience for it.  I took some of the fabrics reserved for that project and started a hexie project.   I may incorporate both of them, along with the yo-yo's of the very same fabric - place them on a black background, and quilt around them, giving myself lots of plain black fabric to do some fun doodling.

After 24 hours of driving, this is what I accomplished.  Not great, but not that bad.  There were many hours where I sat doing nothing, just listening to an audio book.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Pantos Really Can Look Great - Diane's Quilt

When I got this cute 50"x50" quilt I really wanted to do some custom quilting, but Diane asked for an edge-to-edge.  I love how it turned out!  The panto is Wave on Wave and it was really fun to do.

This was a mystery quilt project that Angi taught.  I wish I would have done this one, it is a cute pattern.  Thanks Diane!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Traditional Quilting on Theresa's Quilt

Theresa made this extra-king-sized quilt for her brother and sister-in-law for their 50th wedding anniversary.  She has been making quilts for awhile, but this is the first quilt she made, and worked on it for over three years.  I was so honored to be asked to quilt this for her, and then super excited because she asked me to custom quilt it!

Because this is a traditional pattern, I felt I should stay with that and keep my quilting traditional, too.  I used So Fine! green in the bottom, Hobbs 80/20 batting, and either So Fine! or Glide in the top.

This quilt is so big, that I had a difficult time fitting the whole thing in my camera lens.  

 Thank goodness for my new machine, an Innova 22" with lightening stitch.

 Both of us love this white feathered area the best!  Isn't that great?
 I did some super curling featheres in the border along with piano keys.
I love how this turned out, and I am so thankful that I got to quilt it!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

First Quilt on My New Longarm!!

I am on cloud nine....   I cannot believe what a difference I am experiencing with my Innova 22" with lightening stitch.  It is just fantastic!!  I honestly have to pinch myself to believe this incredible machine is mine!!

The back.

Close up...

Another shot of the back.

Well, Laura benefited from the smooth moves, as hers was the first top I quilted on it!  I used a panto, Patriot, on it.  Laura supplied her batting, Warm and Natural, and I used Glide on top and So Fine! in the bobbin.

I really enjoyed myself on this one.  I think Laura will really like this.


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