Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Show n Tell

I promised that I would show some of my quilts soon. I've been trying to do a little on my blog, but blogger has just sat and spinned for me the past few days. I think it has more to do with our location than blogger though, as our internet does that quite often.

Here are a couple of quilts that old to me, but new to you. The first one I made when we were stationed in Germany the first time. I used a fabric line by Robyn Pandolph and the pattern was in an old issue of Australian Patchwork & Quilting. Sorry, I can't remember the names as it's been a few years. While at Ramstein, we had a lady to join our guild who was a long arm quilter. So I had her to quilt this one for me. I've since sent it to my Mom and Dad to have.

This next one is a Thimbleberrie pattern. It was a fun quilt to make. While we were stationed in California, I joined a guild there. I met a wonderful lady, Diane, who had started the guild and she and I became friends. She had a long arm and told me to bring a quilt up to play on the machine. She helped me to quilt this one and it was fun playing on that long arm. She kept telling me to relax my arm. *LOL* I kept raising it up higher and higher, so she would remind me. Think I should have had a glass of wine before starting to loosen up. *S*

Here is a close up of the quilting.

I will share more another day. Enjoy!


Cathi said...

I tried long-arming one time but wasn't very good at it. I'm sure more wine would have helped! I think you did a great job.

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing some of the quilts you have made. I especially like the second quilt! I will be watching to see more of your quilts.
I have never tried a long arm machine before. I would probably stiffen up my arms, too.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Ohmygosh! your quilt on the top there, it is soooo beautiful! I just love it! I've got some reproduction fabrics I want to make something like this with. Thanks for the inspiration!
Happy sewing :o)

Quilt Hollow said...

I remember the first quilt! Loved it then, love it now!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very nice quilts. Aren't you lucky to have had two friends with long arms.

Karen said...

Lucky you! I have yet to try to use a longarm machine! It is on my wish list to experience what it is like to sew on one.

Bunny said...

Beautiful quilts.. I have a B line frame and a short are or reg machine I find it so limiting, but fun to do.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Beautiful quilts! I bought a fat quarter bundle of that Robyn Pandolph fabric, and I probably have a total of five square inches left! It was one of my all-time favorite lines.