Anita's quilts and quilting

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

Charity quilt

I had some time for a ME project so I loaded this cheater panel on the machine yesterday.  It was given to me in a bunch of fabric a couple of years ago.  It’s now ready to become a charity quilt for next Christmas.
A simple feather around the outside.

 

Meandering stars in the background.

 

Color threads on the back.

 

This is the next quilt to go on the machine.  It will just barely fit and has several issues.  The most visual issue is the friendly borders.  You can see in the bottom of the photo that one side is larger than the other.  This is from not measuring and cutting the borders before putting them on.  I do so many quilts like this that it’s no longer a problem.  It’s just something I must work with carefully to make the quilt come out square.  When this one is finished I’m going to put it on my helpful hints blog as a step by step tutorial.  I already have one or two posts about friendly borders but one more won’t hurt.

 

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2 comments on “Charity quilt

  1. Laurie
    January 27, 2011

    Hey, Why not create a book while you are taking the class. Take notes then illustrate it with samples of the steps, then you can look at it later.

  2. Quiltin' LibraryLady
    January 27, 2011

    Sometimes it is just so darned hard to realize our dreams. And none of us are getting any younger. Maybe it's time to put your dream FIRST. Before the quilting for others, before your mother's problems. Take your class & totally immerse yourself in your dream. The more you can work at it before you let other things intrude the more likely you are to remember what you learned. My opinion anyway, for what it's worth.

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