Sunday, November 30, 2014

ALL CUSTOM!


So if you're like me you love the look of custom quilting and the more I quilt the more custom I want. This post is going to be picture heavy because I have had this quilt on my frame for 6 weeks. In between working every other weekend, the holiday, and most recently having pink eye this quilt has challenged me on more than one occasion. I let the quilt sit for a while because I wasn't sure what I wanted to quilt on it. It's for a customer and she wanted something custom and left it up to me to decide. The borders were my biggest hiccup. They were huge! Ten inches wide which for many quilters would be a delight but for me they were a bit overwhelming initially. After much hemming and hawing I had divine inspiration and now a finished quilt.  Enjoy! Rachel. 












Wednesday, October 15, 2014

THE CHALLENGE!

So I have been in a quilting funk lately. I have been thinking about selling my machine and just getting out of quilting altogether. The problem is that I look at one of my blank quilts lying around and think about all the great quilting that I dream of doing on the quilt. Plus I really want to enter some quilts into some quilt shows. Well with all that said, I had a recent 3 day weekend to catch up on some quilting. My mom's birthday is this month and my great sewing partner in crime, Karen had pieced this wonderful t-shirt quilt for me to give to my mom. The problem was that alot of the shirts had stuff all over them that the hopping foot would get caught on and that meant no pantograph quilting. I decided instead to issue myself a challenge! There are 12 blocks in the quilt plus the sashing and borders, and I wanted something different in each block and it all had to be free motion quilted, by me! I know, right. For those of you that know me you know that anything not done with my computerized system is considered hand work and well I am not very hand oriented, because I want everything to be so perfect. So I threw caution to the wind, and decided to go for it! So here are my blocks in the quilt, all done on my long arm, free motion. If you are in the beginning stages of learning to quilt and think that you can't, trust me with a little consistent practice you can. 2 great books that I refer to all the time for inspiration also help. Natalia Bonner's, Beginner's Guide to Free Motion Quilting and Angela Walters, Free Motion Quilting. So without further ado...Enjoy! Rachel

















Sunday, October 12, 2014

BAD BAD BLOGGER

I have been a bad blogger to say the least, but I have been busy with some customer quilts. Here are some recent quilts that I have been working on. Enjoy. Rachel


















Saturday, July 12, 2014

EBAY LISTING- JANOME MB4 + DIGITIZER, SMITH STREET EMBROIDERY DESIGNS FOR SALE

Well this post is a direct sales ad, along with some pictures of a finished quilt! I mean I couldn't make this all business now could I?

First off, I have been taking a look around my house and I have started to notice that I live in a world of excess! I have so much stuff I have taken over 3/4 rooms in my house for my crafting and long arming. Some may be envious of that but I have decided that it is just too much!

So first off, I am selling my 4 needle embroidery machine. I tried finding the original post when I first got the machine, but I couldn't find it, so here is the link for the eBay listing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221492663139?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Along with the machine you will also be getting the MB Pro Digitizing software along with about 25 Cd's full of embroidery patterns. If it is something that you are interested in, take a look at the listing and feel free to place a bid.

Other items that I have for sale that are not on ebay, I am going to offer here first to see if anyone wants to jump on these before I list them on ebay.

Smith Street Embroidery Designs- the cost will be $9.99 per pattern, plus shipping, which if you want several, I can fit in one priority mail package ($5.95 I think? I will check with the post office before shipping). If you have an embroidery machine, than you know just how pricey these designs are and at $9.99 this is a steal of a deal. These are brand new, never opened. These will be offered on a first come first serve basis. send e-mail to rachel-call@neo.rr.com



Here's what I have:

Tulip Time- 2 available


Wild!Flowers- 1 available

























Dots & Daisies- 2 available



More Wild!flowers- 1 available

 

More Pincushions-3 available



Roses In Bloom- 1 available

 

 Pin Cushions- 4 available


Pin Cushion Round Inserts-5 available $2.00 each



Pin Cushion Square Inserts-4 available

Grama Debbie's Towel Recipe Designs- 6 available $5.00 please check out her website at www.gramadebbiesdesigns.com to see pictures of the towels. These have 10 savory recipes that you can stitch out.

If you have any questions please let me know! I will be listing other items here, so make sure you keep checking back or bookmark this page. I have to move this stuff out of my house! My husband and I might be moving and I don't want to pack it!

Enjoy! Rachel

PS Here is a picture of a quilt I finished for my friend.