Anita's quilts and quilting

A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.

Another quilt finished

It’s taken awhile but the next quilt is done.  It’s a sampler quilt. Sampler quilts are sometimes difficult for me because I have to think of a new design for … Continue reading

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March 31, 2010 · 2 Comments

Using mono thread

I was asked if I had any helpful hints for using monofiliment thread on a longarm quilting machine.  Mono for short. Here are my thoughts.  There are two colors of mono thread.  … Continue reading

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March 23, 2010 · 2 Comments

Next one finished

The next quilt is finished.  There’s not a lot of quilting design to show you.  Everything is stitched in the ditch with mono thread. The only place my stitching shows … Continue reading

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March 22, 2010 · 6 Comments

Is it Saturday already?

Gosh, where do the days go?  Heck, for that matter, where has the time gone?  It seems like only yesterday we celebrated Christmas. I got this quilt put back on … Continue reading

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March 20, 2010 · 2 Comments

Why is the backing too short?

Have you ever wondered why, despite careful measuring, the backing comes up short when you get to the end of the quilting?  Well here’s the reason.  Let me show you … Continue reading

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March 20, 2010

The last few days

Yes, I have done some quilting when I could.  This quilt is finished. I stitched in the ditch around all the fire engines and meandered the background with mono thread … Continue reading

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March 19, 2010 · 3 Comments

Creating a stencil

I thought you might be interested in how I made this stencil. This is only one of many ways I get a design from the paper to the quilt top. … Continue reading

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March 18, 2010

Some quilting done

I have the border design done. It took most of the quilting time because I used a stencil and chalk. I marked with the chalk then stitched then moved to … Continue reading

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March 16, 2010 · 2 Comments

Back on the machine again

I got the next quilt on the machine and stabilized. It’s all embroidered fire trucks from fire department history. I’m not sure how I’m going to quilt the center but … Continue reading

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March 11, 2010 · 4 Comments

Memory quilt work

Yesterday I worked some more on the clothing memory quilt. I believe I have all the basic blocks finished. Now I will start adding pieces to make it all fit … Continue reading

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March 9, 2010 · 2 Comments

On the design wall

This is on my design wall for a few days. Of course they are not in the final spot of the top. For now all I’m doing is getting the … Continue reading

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March 4, 2010 · 5 Comments

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