Thursday, July 16, 2009

I've been busy

Well, I got my IQ last week. I love it and am trying out several patterns. I had some trouble with some things but I cried out to my friend Debbi and she helped me over the rough parts to start.

I also had a hard time figuring out how to the finish a row of panto, roll the quilt and start the next row. The IQ-Yahoo group helped me with that. On the bright side, when I couldn't get the quilt lined up where it was supposed to go, it took me 2 clicks to go into manual mode so I could "fill" in the gaps in the pattern.

So here's a couple of my efforts. This is a kingsize rail fence in blues. This photo is the flannel back so you can see the quilting. The digitized pattern is called Virginia Flower. I should have scaled it to be bigger since I used double batts. The customer wanted fluffy.


This one was a rush on a shop sample. I used Linda Taylor's digitized Twirly Feather. I love this one because it is big and open, not too dense. I did the Twirly Feather in the field, nothing in the inner border and Sassy (digitized) from Keryn Emmersen in the outer border. I did not have the pattern sized correctly (another mistake) so if you look, you will see how IQ travels (in a straight line) down the side to the next part of the pattern. LQS owner said it was OK with her. Next time I use a panto inside a border, I will have to "Preview" the entire row to see where it ends.

This was a special-order digitized pattern called Menorah and Stars of David from Georgette Dell"Orco at Quilter's Niche.

Another Virginia Flower scaled to 14 inches.

And this is a paper-piece fractured hearts that I did freehand hearts and ribbons on.

The IQ comes with some nice patterns but it is always fun to freehand and to play with new patterns.

My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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  • The Help (Kindle)
  • The Appeal by John Grisham
  • Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (again) by Harper Lee
  • Bleachers by John Grisham

This is called Fruit Cocktail

This is called Fruit Cocktail
It is all batiks