Thursday, June 12, 2008

progress!

Well, for the time being the camera is producing pictures you can recognize. :::fingers crossed::: I will stay optimistic!

This is what I have been occupied with since we returned from our 'forced march' on NYC and Washington DC (which I really enjoyed by the way!).





All over flower





free motion baptist fan (this was FUN!)


this has a different pattern in each corner...top : puzzle piece, right: 'dwirling' a la "The Pajama Quilter", bottom: three leaf 'blossom', and left: flower meander from Pajama Quilter also


my first attempt at a feathered heart. I'm not ready for a quilt show by any means, but I am LOVING quilting on this machine! I am much more suited to a speed controller than the stitch regulator. I never had a problem with the stitch regulator, BUT this fits ME.


Today I will load some cheater panel baby quilts. I was thinking I would stipple one, double bubble the 2nd (that is a round loop-de-loop with an echo) and dwirl the last. The cheaters will end up being sideways on the frame- that is how they are printed, so if I dwirl, it would be sideways from how I think it would look better. Maybe I will try something else and save the dwirling for another practice piece.

I have reached a milestone! over 15,000 visitors! If you leave me a comment this week, I'm going to have a give away. Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

Norma said...

Looks like you are doing great on the quiling! So glad you got things up and running, including the camera!

By the way, have you melted yet? You know it is summer in the valley when you go out the door at nine in the morning and the heat is just there.........hard to describe to others but you know what I mean! How long until late Oct?

Patti said...

Congratulations on reaching that milestone! We all write our blogs for ourselves, but having lots of visitors - especially those that leave comments - is just icing on our cake! Looks like you are progressing really well with learning to quilt! One suggestion on the feathered heart - if you have the feathers going down on each side instead of up it's a bit easier to do. At least that's how it has worked for me. But then what do I know - I'm still not good enough at something like that to feel comfortable doing it on a customer quilt.

Anonymous said...

I love the quilting! I am a newby and trying to get the hang of machine quilting- so far just getting the top loading has been a big deal for me! But I keep trying-I really like your all over flower- it looks like something I might try- I am tired of practicing meandering! I don't have the courage to try the baptist fan yet!
Linda Kay
lindahenzler@sbcglobal.net

Joyce said...

I have been practising machine quilting but still need a lot more time. I am very impressed with what you have done. Happy milestone. That's a lot of visitors!

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on getting the hang of the quilting. I love the effect of the baptist fans.

Jeanne said...

Your quilting is looking very good to me! Keep up the great work. Congrats to you, also.

sbonetsue said...

Wow what a milestone! You should be proud and gloating. Please keep sharing with us. I am envious of your machine quilting, I just can't get the hang of it.

Alycia said...

It looks like you are a natural with that machine!

Sheila in Ohio said...

Congratulations on your milestone! And congratulations on the new machine. You seem to be a natural at the quilting... good luck with it.

jillquilts said...

You are doing a great job! I only hope that I can do as well when I get my frame! I know that mastering the loading is going to be my priority for a while and just testing the thread to see what I like the best. Great job!

Amalee Issa said...

Beth, you make each part of the creation look just so lovely. I love the finished article, but most of all I love seeing how things get put together, how each stage enables the next to take place. I'm drawn to black work for this very reason. Lovely post.

Amalee

Connie said...

Congrats on your milestone and way to go on the quilting practice!! You look like you are really getting the hang of it!

Lindah said...

You are doing great on your quilting! Keep up the good work!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Looks like you're on your way girlfriend! You've attained several milestones successfully!

Ready for the heat this weekend, O-Boy! 110? Backstroke time!

Hedgehog said...

The quilting looks great! Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing all your practice pieces!

Tanya said...

Ooh! I am sooo envious of your quilting! It is just wonderful! I don't know how I'm ever going to raise my quilting skills since I get so frustrated by my bloops and turns. But you inspire me to try again!

Shari in AZ said...

Congratulations! I'm so computer unsavvy that I have no idea how to blog, so your milestone is aBIG one.

You and I are both working on the same PJQ video. Your's looks much better than mine. I have one on the frame now that I started using the circle maker on my machine....it is sooooooo slow, but it looks nice.

Chocolate Cat said...

You are doing a fantastic job with the machine quilting! I am really impressed. Thanks for sharing with us, I really enjoy reading your blog.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I am very impressed with that quilting, you are putting me to shame!
Loved the cactus pictures, Agave's are a favourite, but there is something very fairy taleish about blooming and dying!!! How is that fair? Tracey

Shelina said...

Congratulations on so many visitors! I love all these designs. I've got to try some of these on a quilt someday.

Pat said...

great job on the free motion quilting and congratulations on your milestone :)

Mary said...

Good job! It looks like you're getting the feel of the machine. Two things that help me - I like to draw a design over and over before trying it on the machine and I try to perfect or embed one or two designs at a time. I'll pick 2 or even 3 quilts that the new design will suit and then quilt them back to back - by the time I'm done I've usually trained myself to quilt it pretty well.

Have fun!