Sunday, August 26, 2012

14' Gammill Frame!!!

My husband bought me a 14' Gammill frame today from Dover, OH! All I need is to find a great deal on a used Longarm now! Excited to get it set up, even more excited when I can find a machine for it! We couldn't pass the deal up, though, only $400!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Piecing and Borders are DONE!!!

I'm almost sad that this "growing quilt is finally done! I made numerous modifications and style changes, but really like the way the top finished up. Best of all, so does the recipient! Reece seems quite pleased and can't wait to get the finished product.

An area of "surprise" was the final dimensions. As you will guess, it just kept growing as I added more border designs. Because of the size change, my backing fabric no longer fit. But, never fear, that worked out perfectly as I did a decorative pieced back! I was soooo pleased with the results! It looks really beautiful.

I picked out two gorgeous variegated quilting threads this weekend to do the quilting with. I will try to completely finish the quilt within the next two weeks. I plan to do a diamond quilted border, stitch in the ditch and hand quilting in the center panel.

The pics below are of the quilt top spread out on a king size bed!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Finishing the Embroidery

Well, sitting in a hotel room finishing the detail work. This weekend I should finish up the quilting and get this bound. My son is getting antsy, he wants it now!
I plan to do a variety of quilting by machine around the center panel. In the arms, I am going to do a 1/4" stitch-in-the-ditch. I am going to do a diamond pattern in the bottom, with stitch in the ditch along the decorative pieces of the kimono.
I also plan to do a diamond pattern along the borders.
In the center panel, the quilting will highlight key features.
Stay tuned this weekend for more updates!