September 10, 2014

ELIQ 014 member raffle quilt

Every year, the Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild raffles off a quilt for the members right before the quilt show.  The members get one chance to win the quilt for each raffle ticket they sell.  This year, not only did I quilt the member raffle quilt, I also WON it!  Yeehi!!

 
The 4" squares are quilted with a digital design with the Pro-Stitcher, the 2" squares are quilted with a continuous curve design with a longarm ruler, the border is quilted with the channel lock function on the Pro-Stitcher, and the black background is freehand quilted with swirls and pebbles.





August 24, 2014

Ursula's Alaskan retreat quilt

Ursula went on an Alaskan cruise with some quilting friends a few years ago.  This was the retreat quilt.  The whale pantograph fit right in with this quilt, too!  For some reason, I don't have a picture of the whole quilt for this one : (

Several blocks
 
close up
 
backing


Sandy's chevron quilt

Sandy made this quilt for her bed.  The bright colors, the fabrics that look like fish scales, water bubbles, waves, and the fact that we  live on Long Island, make it perfect.  She chose this whale pantograph to round out the water theme.

full quilt
 
close up
 
the whale 
 
the backing


August 14, 2014

Improvise!

What do you do when you need a thread stand in a hurry, and one isn't readily available? 
Improvise!
 
 

June 28, 2014

Sheryl's Red and White Embroidered Quilt

Sheryl made this beautiful embroidered quilt!  I love embroidery, but thus far have resisted the urge to purchase a machine.  My longarm thread stash is large enough without adding embroidery thread!

These blocks are so adorable and setting them in red and white was the perfect choice.  Sheryl left the quilting designs up to me and I think she's happy with the result.  This is the first time I used Glide thread and I am sure I'll be using it again. 
 










 
I wish I had taken pictures of the back when I first took it off the frame instead of after it was folded to place in a bag to return to Sheryl.  She plans on entering it in next year's local quilt show, so I'll be able to get better pictures then.
 










 

Arlene's sampler

Arlene likes her quilts to have very loose quilting.  This is a sampler she made at Pieceful Quilting.  I quilted it with a ribbon meander.

full quilt
 
a couple close ups


backing
 


May 4, 2014

Liz's "My First Judy Niemeyer"

Liz's "My First Judy Niemeyer" took first place in the Duet Medium category at Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild 2013 show.