Showing posts from March, 2014

Another Yellow Quilt

Fancy Threads Color Quilt Project is due the end of April. I have completed my yellow rose quilt for the project, but went ahead and made another yellow quilt to bookend the color project in yellow. The quilting still needs to be done as well as some embellishments to the flowers after it is quilted. This is a pattern I had designed previously, but made some changes to it to fit the Color Project. I designed the above quilt for an Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) auction a few years ago. It sold at Houston for $94. For the Color Quilt Project, the quilt needed to be much larger - 15x30, so I recreated the pattern in my Art 'n Stitch program and enlarged it to size. Instead of using falling leaves, I used light yellow flowers to give some balance to the quilt. I also changed the leaves in the tree to a layered affect since I was using all solid hand-dyed fabrics. I thought that would help add some texture and depth.

Machine Upgrades

I've had my Gammill Classic longarm machine for 12 years. It started out as a non-stitch regulated machine. I upgraded to stitch regulated in 2009. My table is a 14 foot long table with pivitol access, but I wasn't able to sit down and quilt comfortable. Since my back has been giving me problems when I stand for long periods of time, I had to either upgrade, trade in, or sell. I decided to upgrade. My husband Paul and daughter Hannah and I worked yesterday evening getting the upgrade done. It was fairly easy thanks to my mechanical-minded hubby and daughter. Left to my own devices I would have messed it up. I'll be loading a quilt on it in a few days to try it out.