The Second Quilt Quilted

Good Friday to you !

The last few posts I have included news about my helping a friend to figure out her quilt frame and get some quilting done. I have been calling it a longarm but that’s probably a misnomer. The machine on her frame is more like a domestic machine. While it has a wide throat space it probably doesn’t fit into the ‘long arm’ category. It could easily be removed and be used to sew normally with.

Over a year ago I traveled to the ‘big city’ and took a pantograph class at the local APQS rental studio. It was a very good experience and I was able to quilt two quilts that day. The first one I showed here. It was done during class time. Here is the second quilt I did that day having pre-arranged rental time directly following the class.



and the back:


This second quilt was done with very little coaching as the machines are easy to use and well maintained. It’s not perfect but I think it’s ok for a beginner. I’d love to go back and quilt a few more of my own quilts. It’s very satisfying to do it all yourself. The pattern for the quilt was from a beginner’s quilt-along courtesy of Rachel at Stitched in Color.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a terrific holiday weekend !

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. allisonreidnem
    Apr 03, 2015 @ 17:30:00

    The quilting looks great Colleen. A modern block quilt like this one really lends itself to an all-over pattern. Are you using the quilt or is it a gift for someone? You have a good Easter weekend too 🙂



    • Colleen
      Apr 04, 2015 @ 12:55:30

      Hi Allison, No, I’m not using the quilt so I guess I’m saving it for a gift or stocking up for a craft show. Most of my sewing has been simply for the enjoyment of it. Of course, it takes me forever so it’s nice to have a few gifts on hand.

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      • allisonreidnem
        Apr 05, 2015 @ 08:35:21

        Do you do many craft shows each year? I’ve been a bit disheartened over the past year especially as so many now ask for public liability insurance which costs around £80 a year. that would probably wipe out any profit after paying for tables and giving raffle prizes!


    • Colleen
      Apr 06, 2015 @ 07:20:54

      Wow, that’s around 150.00 cdn I don’t do many crafts shows a year. I have been doing them for decades with my pottery and in the last 2 years have added my quilts. My husband made me some really nice lattice board back boards. The back boards go behind my tables on the left and right sides of my booth and then my pottery goes on shelves at the back of my booth and the side tables. It all fits in quite well…. but the quilts don’t sell. People ooh and awe over them and cheekily take pictures so they can make it themselves. I have sold 1 quilt each year ! As far as I know, the venue has to have insurance and I suppose that is passed on to the attendees through booth fees ect



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