More Quilt Love From My Long-Armer

I had today off for Veterans Day. So after hearing from my long arm quilter a few days ago that three of my quilts were ready to pick up, I made arrangements to stop by this morning.

The first quilt I picked up was the blue lap quilt I made for my friend Barb who gifted me her mom’s featherweight. Barb met me after I left my long armer and before Bender’s neurologist appointment to get her new quilt. She loves it! She was so excited that I made it on her mom’s machine!

Here’s Barb with her quilt in her garden… she’s an amazing gardener. She wanted a lap quilt to sit under when she drinks her morning coffee.

Here’s the front and back of the quilt.

She loved the bird fabric on the back.

And I love this photo with her trusty dog right there with her!

Here’s a close up of the quilting. It’s a floral design. I actually let my long armer choose the design for this one. I just told her I wanted something floral and loose.

The next quilt I picked up is my scrappy KFC trip quilt… and I’m so gobsmacked with this!!!

I can’t stop looking at that photo! All that color… it gives me a physical reaction! And I just love the quilting design. I was a little iffy about it and even waffled a bit. But it’s just so perfect!!! The quilting design is called Fusion. It might be an Urban Elements design.

Here’s a picture that shows more of the quilt.

Here’s a snippet of the backing that shows the quilting really well.

And here’s a lot of eye candy.

The last quilt I picked up is the NY beauty that will eventually hang on the wall of my sewing room. I will need to bind this one and figure out how I’m going to hang it.

Here’s a close up that shows you the quilting really well on the blocks.

And four blocks together…

And some more eye candy.

My brother and his wife arrived this afternoon. I made a really yummy dinner of roasted chicken with potatoes, carrots and onions cooked in the same pan. My sister in law brought some gorgeous salad greens from her garden and made a delicious vinaigrette. It was a yummy and comforting dinner.

Tomorrow we’re off for a bit of an adventure. My friend who owns Ernie and Bogart, who were my visitors a few weeks ago, will be staying at my place for a couple days and taking care of my boys.

71 Replies to “More Quilt Love From My Long-Armer”

  1. Hi Anne, I don’t know if this picture will come across but it’s an idea for your wall hanging. It has little pockets on the corners of the back so you can add a dowel or rod without needing a sleeve.

    I make a triangle from a diagonally folded square. I pin the facings to the right side of the quilt and then the triangle over the top of the facings. Then I stitch them all on together and turn to the back. I leave the facings about and inch or two long so they will tuck under the triangle.

    Let me know if this doesn’t make sense. I like this method because it’s fast and easy!

    Marjorie

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    1. I can’t receive photos in blog post comments, but I’ve made the type of hanging pockets you talk about. I’m not sure it will work with this one because I think it may be too wide and it will sag in the middle. I think I’ll need something more substantial.

      Anne

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  2. Good morning from the Uk, Ann. The quilts look utterly gorgeous, what a glorious riot of colour! And the quilting is just perfect. Love them.
    Have a wonderful adventure with your family. I’m off to the Principality Stadium in Wales to see my beloved rugby team hopefully beat the Argentinians in the rugby internationals!
    Love Lindy

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  3. Oh wow, Anne, those quilts are FABULOUS! It must feel so satisfying to see all your hard work giving such wonderful results.
    And your dear friend looks so pleased with the quilt you made for her.
    Enjoy your trip. I’m sure the boys will miss you, but they have their doggy friends to play with.

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  4. Those are beautiful! I had no idea how important the design of the long arm was.

    They truly brought out the designs.

    As always, well done.

    Enjoy your adventure!

    Nancy

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  5. Wowzer! Your quilter, really stepped up to the plate, and knocked these knockouts out of the park.
    Love the NY Beauty in all of its everything!

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  6. The New York Beauty is incredible! If you were selling that, I’d buy it in a heartbeat!! Just sayin’.

    I’ve only made a few quilts in my life, but I’m confused. It appears you bound Barb’s quilt and the scrappy KFC before taking to the longarmer. But you state the NY Beauty is not yet bound. I thought quilts had to be unbound to be longarmed. What an I missing?

    Have a great adventure with your family. 😊

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    1. Haha~ I won’t be selling that NY beauty… to much work to let it go and too many memories!

      The long armed did the bindings on Barb’s quilt and on the trip quilt. I didn’t have her. Ind the wall hanging because I’m not sure how I’m going to hang it.Might have to sew something into the binging. Plus it’s small soI don’t mind doing that binding.

      Anne

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  7. Anne, honestly, you have really outdone yourself this time! The quilts are so beautiful that I have spent waaaay too much time staring at them over and over! Your choice of fabrics and color is amazing. The quilting designs…fabulous! I will spend a good part of my day staring at my uncut Kaffe fabrics today just wondering what to do with them! ; )

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  8. Oh my. Spectacular quilts. Love them all. To hang attach a nice piece of beige fabric across the back and slide a curtain rod through it.. that should work. Glad your on an adventure. Thanks for taking us on an Adventure each time you finish a Quilt. Color if Life giving. Enjoy❣️

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  9. Barb looks so happy and her sweet dog looks like sweet Bender!! Your KFC is now alive with the Fusion quilting 😻! So awesome 👏! You have to keep this one! The NY beauty, I wouldn’t part with that either, the colors together and the on cue sun/flames quilting- perfection 😻! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  10. Your quilts are all amazingly beautiful!
    Barb looks very happy with hers.
    The quilting on your New York Beauty is wonderful-what a stunning quilt for your quilting studio!
    Have a grand adventure!

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  11. WOW! Each quilt is beautiful! You are amazing with color choices and the quilting designs are perfect for each quilt. Wonderful work!

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  12. Fabulous! Loved everything about them! Which pattern did you use for the Trip Around the World quilt? I want to make one but I haven’t found a pattern that works with me lol! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful makes!

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  13. Hello…I have same question as Jan C. — binding was done when? What did I miss? All 3 are beautiful. I have enough blocks done for a blue ‘bricks’ – what is its name – but didn’t feel that I could buy more which was fine since this is a great stash-buster. I have sooo many blues and that side of the color wheel so my strip sets are light/dark matchups. Doing those are like popcorn. Cannot tella lie – I started sets for a different color way before getting all the blues done. I also have a question about pressing when joining the long strips – can’t be pressed to the dark on both sides. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. The bindings are done when the quilting is done. I didn’t have her bind the NY beauty because I’m going to bind that one. I have to figure out how I”m going to hang it first!

      Your question about pressing when sewing the long strips. Do you mean when you’re sewing the two strips together to make a finished block? If so, it’s doesn’t matter which way you press that because the block is the same which ever side you put up. So if ifit’s pressed the wrong way, you just turn the block over.

      If you’re talking about the 2.5 inch strips, I press all my seams to the dark fabric. As you stick the multiple rows together, they should alternate dark/light.

      Anne

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  14. Wow Anne, those quilts are gorgeous! KFC fabrics and how you put them together is inspiring. The quilting really set them apart. Beautifully done.
    Enjoy your adventures

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  15. The quilts are fantastic. Does your long arm quilter does the binding as well? I see that it wasn’t done on one quilt. Does he/she accept quilts from out of state? Asking for a friend….

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    1. She does do the bindings. I had her not do the binding on the NY beauty because I still need to figure out how I’m going to hang it and it might involve sewing something into the binding. So I thought it was better to wait. Plus, it’s small so I wouldn’t mind that small amount of hand sewing.

      My friend from out of state brings her quilts up here to have the quilted. My long armed said she could ship her quilts.

      I’ll ask her if she will accept shipped quilts.

      Anne

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    1. It is paper pieced. A friend of mine who is an accomplished paper pieced had me up to her place a few summers ago to teach me paper piecing. This was the project I took with me. She gave me a really good foundation in paper piecing!
      Anne

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    1. This was my first substantial paper piecing project. A very generous friend (the one who just had surgery a couple weeks ago) had me up to her place to teach me how to do paper piecing. This is the project I took up there. She helped me build a good foundation for paper piecing!
      Anne

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      1. Anne, I can’t find it anywhere. I find pictures and links that say it is a free pattern but when I go there, I get that page 404 page not found thing. Can you possibly share a link or a PDF file? Pam

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      2. I’m so sorry but I don’t have the pattern any more. I used to have the pdf on an old computer but that computer broke and I lost the pdf.

        the blog that had that broken link has this email for contact. you might want to see if they can help find the pattern.

        wendy2@wendysheppard.net

        Anne

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    1. Thanks! I really left that totally in her hands! I’m pretty happy with it! I’m sure if I had tried to do it myself I would have made a right mess of it and I would have hated every minute.

      It’s nice to have a long armed that you trust!

      Anne

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