February 22, 2018

Mrs.Singer Antique Longarm Quilting Machine on Throw Back Thursday

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Congrats to Joni, who won the Island Batik and Aurifil bundle in a recent giveaway.  I have another giveaway running right now, so go find it!

It's Throw Back Thursday!  Here's Mrs. Singer, a 31-15 mounted on a longarm quilting frame.  I purchased her in 2010.  She is between 87 and 117 years old!  This machine and the quilting frame on which she sits are currently for sale after having purchased a HandiQuilter Fusion with ProStitcher, Gratitude, last year.

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February 16, 2018

Hunter's Star Table Runner for Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along | Finished or Not Friday Linky Party!

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Welcome to Finished or Not Friday where you can share your finished {or not} projects!

My Finish is two table runners as part of The Fat Quarter Shop's Hunters Star Quilt Along, featured on their blog today.  Be sure to head on over there to see what others have made with the latest pattern in FQS's Classic and Vintage series.

The quilting shows really well because there are two layers of batting inside - one is heat resistant, and the other is regular cotton.  It's the thickest, stiffest quilt I have ever made, and I love that I will be able to use it without putting ugly hotpads on it to protect the table.

I tell my family - the first one to spill on it dies, and then after that, it no longer matters if it's spilled on!

Did you catch that?  This is for ME.  I rarely quilt for myself, so it's a real treat when I do keep one.  One of my goals this year as I quilt as an Island Batik Ambassador and as I quilt along with The Fat Quarter Shop is that I will make more quilts for myself.

I made it double-sided with a Holly Holderman print as the backing.  This is a single piece of fabric and is not pieced squares.

But wait, there's more!  The pattern had such large triangles left that I made a second table runner out of the leftover pieces.  {{Pats self on back for not tossing them into the Scrap Giveaway Box!}}  This one is made with two layers of batting.

I quilted the two table runners at the same time.  You can see them on my quilting machine in this Instagram picture.  If you like fun in-progress pictures, follow me on Instagram.  You'll get a much more detailed look into my sewing life on a daily basis on Instagram.  More of my quirky side comes out in the hashtags I use on Instagram. I had to iron the checked table cloth for this photoshoot, and that picture said #whohastimetoirontablecloths and #mustbeimportant.  :)

Quilt Stats:

Size:  24" x 58.5"
Fabric:  Hello Darling and Kona Aqua
Batting:  One layer of heat resistant batting and one layer of Quilter's Dream Supreme Loft Cotton.
Quilting:  Orange peel in white thread on Gratitude.

Quilt Stats:

Pattern:  HSTs.
Size:  19.5" x 29"
Fabric:  Hello Darling and Kona Aqua
Batting:  Two layers of Warm and Natural 
Quilting:  Orange peel in white thread on Gratitude


I promised you over a month ago that I would be giving away a box of scraps and would not announce the Giveaway in the post title.  You found the Giveaway by reading this far!!  Yeah!  I am giving away a Large Flat Rate Priority Mail box full of scraps.  I request that the winner pay shipping of $19.  Open to US addresses only.  Giveaway ends February 28th. Enter via the Rafflecopter here.
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Last Week's Feature!

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It's your turn to share your finish {or not}!  What's welcome at this party?  
  • Any in-progress or finished project made with fabric, yarn, or thread.
  • Projects from this week only.
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