Friday, February 06, 2009

Quilts





I got a quilting frame and quilting machine for Christmas and I'm absolutely in love with it.  It makes quilting the tops of quilt allot more enjoyable than trying to do it on a regular sewing machine.  I wish I could afford the $10K setup with a real long arm and automated quilting but I can't and this setup works just fine.  I can always make it automated but for now I think I will pass.  I really love to make quilt tops but even with this setup, quilting the tops is still my least favorite.  I'm trying to finish some of the quilt tops that I have done and not make more till I finish one.  So far I've finished 3 quilt tops that I had done before I got my frame and 1 quilt top that I just made.  I also have one new quilt top on the frame ready to be quilted.  I plan on turning on the music and having a couple margaritas  while quilting tonight so I can add another one to my stack of finished quilts, that way I can make some quilt tops:)  The first quilt pictured is done with Sandi Henderson prints from her Ginger Blossom and Farmers Market line.  I used Hip to Be Square pattern by Busy Bee  Designs.  The second quilt was one of the first quilts I made using a baby quilt book by Alex Anderson.  I used some old Amy Butler prints to make this one.  The third quilt was made using scraps from Sandi Henderson's Ginger Blossom and Farmers Market print, I didn't use a pattern just did a crazy quilt.  The last one was made with Patty Young's Andalucia fabric using Miss Molly from Abbey Lane Quilts.

2 comments:

Mama Krit said...

Oh goodness, this is beautiful!!! My favorite is the flower quilt. I definitely want to make one like that. Did you have a pattern for it, or make it up as you went? Gorgeous.

Lacy said...

Those are all so beautiful. I am so jealous. I have been wanting to make a quilt for some time but don't even know where to start. Great job!