Another Charity Quilt

Here’s my second attempt at machine quilting with my longarm machine. I’m almost finished with it as the part at the bottom is the border. I did some experimenting and had some trouble with thread breakage. I didn’t have any trouble with catching the fabric on the rollers this time 🙂

Second Charity Quilt

First Machine Quilted Quilt!!!!

Charity Quilt Quilted

Here’s my first quilt quilted on my quilting machine. It’s a charity quilt for my guild, Circle in the Square Quilters. My mom was here this past week and gave me a refresher course on how to load the machine as well as a few other important tips………it was all the “push” I needed to get going!!

Charity Quilt Quilted

Here’s the charity quilt off the machine followed by a detail shot of my first quilting attempt. I’m fairly happy with the results and learned several lessons. Lesson 1) Do not quilt too closely to the rolled parts of the quilt as the needle can and will catch the fabric on the roll and Lesson 2) The red button will stop the machine and should be used when the needle catches any fabric on the rollers  🙁

Detail of Quilting

Toby Lischko Workshop

Workshop Block

Here’s the progress I made at the workshop. I know it’s not even half a completed block but I’m always slow in classes and I’m pleased with how well I did sewing the two curved seams. Now I’ll focus on cutting the New York Beauty arc template more precisely and I’ll be happy :). It was a great class and I will continue working on this quilt….I want to become comfortable with curves so I’m looking at this as my practice project.

Antique Block

Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville shares photos of old quilts and I love looking at them so I’m sharing this unusual block done with half square triangles (might be simple using large hst and cutting them similar to Delectable Mountains methods).