On A Quilting Roll!

Greetings – of course it is hot and yes it was horrible walking this morning, but I did it!   Today I made decisions, decisions, decisions!  First, I have so many beautiful patterns to make that I decided that I would pass on the “freebies” that I had talked about doing in one of my previous posts!  Second  was to get myself going and quilt my first Reproduction Quilt that I made (I believe) in 2014.  It was a BOM from Barbara Brackman!  It is quilted! I plan on putting the binding on by machine.  I may use the light beige or the dark brown crackle fabric for the border.  Either way it will be done by machine!  I have over 10 quilts to machine quilt and 6 that need to be hand quilted!  I would like to make a dent in the group that can be machine quilted before I can no longer do this with my back!  I have 5 that will be sent out for custom work later in the year.  There are a total of 24 quilts that need to be quilted!!!!!

I have a 2005 Handi Quilter that is NOT computerized!  I do free motion quilting and there are 3 different variations that I do with a meandering stitch.  I was going to use some rulers that I had purchased prior to 2014 and try to do some special type quilting, but I realize now that those days are past and that I am not interested in spending the time learning how to ‘mini-custom quilt-my quilts’!  I need to sell the rulers and the books on continuous quilting!!  This afternoon I quilted this quilt with my favorite meandering stitch and it feels so good to have completed it!  I realized that I would be putting myself under stress to worry about using rulers and how to quilt each block!  I just am not interested in spending that much time on a utility quilt and I do not need anymore stress!

This is my HQ16.  It is working better than ever now since Clay worked on the ‘ribbon connections’ (see them in the picture – looks like computer ribbons) for the stitch regulator.  They were not making good contacts and after Clay worked on them it is working like a dream!!  This quilt was very easy to quilt without one issue popping up! Here is a close up of my HQ16.

Tomorrow I will be quilting Apricot Lilly!  She will be an easy one to do – preparing the batting and backing and loading them will take longer than the quilting it!  But it will be done tomorrow, remember, I am on a roll!

This evening I will continue on my Sashiko as it is a nice break from embroidery or applique (well OK, I have not been appliqueing for awhile) but it is very relaxing!

So tonight I am HAPPY and back into my quilting!  Oh yes – the 3rd decision – we are going to take a trip to the Casino in August and stop in and visit our friends in Salesville, Texas.  We are so looking forward to a short getaway!  I guess our day out yesterday to the Hill Country did both of us good!

Have a great evening and keep on stitching!

Nanette 

Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday Sew Can SheEm’s Scrap BagBOM’s AwayFiber Tuesday;    Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHOWSew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdayShow and Tell Monday with BambiSlow Stitching Sunday Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock Party Kevin

31 thoughts on “On A Quilting Roll!

  1. Told you your mojo would come back, it just took a day away from home and you’re working again girl. Sampler looks very nice, can’t wait to see what you do with Apricot Lily. Happy Stitching!

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  2. I think those are great decisions….. I have sort of had enough with gardening with the Bermuda grass in the garden…. never going to win…..

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  3. I know from experience that getting some UFO’s done is very gratifying! There’s nothing wrong with simple quilting in my book—seems like a lot of quilts are over quilted at times and detract from the top. I have that same HQ16 and have a few issues with the stitch regulator also—guess I better take a look at those ribbons!

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    • You are so right! I prefer to select a pattern/design, select my fabrics, make the top, and then quilt it – then I can say I made the quilt! I do not like all the heavy quilting and if I send out the 5 for show quilts it will probably be the last time.

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  4. I love your star sampler quilt. It is a very beautiful quilt. I have over 50 quilt tops that need to be quilted…lol. I don’t think they will get done in my lifetime. Hugs

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    • Thank you Cathy, you make me feel so much better!!! LOL. This was one of the first free BOMs that I did. I have a beautiful blue and white one from Pat Sloan around the same time frame.

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  5. Hi Nanette ~ Dancing in the street with you on all the finishes ~ love the reproduction quilt ~ happy to read you got a way, de-stressed and took your joy back ~ Sharon

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  6. This quilt was probably one of the first scrappy and first repro quilts I had made. It was fun and I was pleased with the setting. I always have a reason for my settings! I did not want the blocks to run together with all the different colors. Wish I could be a scrappy quilter, but mine will always be controlled scrappy!

    I think looking forward to a trip in August is one of the motivators. I always like to have something different to look forward to. Still miss those Arizona trips.

    Hugs

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  7. Hi Nanette! I’m so proud of you for walking in the heat and humidity. Good for you – you rock. I love seeing your longarm and how cool is it that Clay could fix the connection issues?!! He truly is a gem. Now you have no reason to not be quilting . . . except there are quilts to be pieced and stitching to do and casinos to visit. 😉 ~smile~ Roseanne

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  8. Thank you Roseanne! I tell you with the weight loss, I am doing very well for my age doing a 20 minute mile (actually do the 1.5 miles in 30 minutes). It is hot and I get hot, but never run out of air! Amazing how much better we feel when we keep our weight down! It is hard to do, but I still want to lose that pesky last 10 pounds. Probably will lose on the trip as I am so limited on food, I just do not eat much! Hugs and thank you for the pat on the back!

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  9. As we get older, we have more time for making quilts but our bodies seem to give out in the aging process. I don’t think I could stand long enough to use a quilting machine.

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    • Thank you Kathy! I am going to load Enduring Lace, but it will not be done in a day – as my back did not like my marathon quilting projects! At least I have 2 completed with the binding going on BB BOM Reproduction quilt today!

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      • Good for you! If you get the next one loaded, T least it will be ready and waiting. I am always amazed at how much more I accomplish if my “stations” are ready for the next step, especially these days. If the bobbin is full and the pieces are cut, I am much more inclined to sew a seam or two, or if the appliqué pieces are ready to place and the needles threaded I’ll sew one or two on. If not, I’m too tired to start!

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  10. Wow! That’s a lot of quilts to finish up! And isn’t it great when a small little repair to the machine makes such a big difference? Happy quilting to you!
    FYI I’d be interested in your rulers – send me a private message quiltfabrication at gmail dot com

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