Friday, February 28, 2014

Medallion Along Update1

First Border Added to my Medallion Along quilt.

I knew there was a reason I was hesitant to participate in the Medallion Along quilt project. I rarely complete BOM's in fact the only quilt UFO's I have are BOM's. Not that I didn't like the projects to begin with, but I hated waiting for the next set of instructions and that's exactly what's happening to me now. 
We got the instructions for adding the first round to our medallion at our last guide meeting. I came home and promptly added my first border and I love it.

I can't wait for the instructions for the next round...but I do have to wait all month long. I hope this doesn't become my next UFO. 

Stay Tuned.

BTW Sharla has been busy sewing too.

Her new coat and a baby quilt will be coming here soon.

Monday, February 17, 2014

New Project

Just a quick check in to show you the cute little pillow Sharla made, plus she made me my
16" Medallion Block which I need\ for the next Portland Modern Quilt Guild meeting. She used our new fabrics from Japans. So stay turned, should work into something good to come

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sew it's Saturday

I'm so excited! I finished except for the binding my Plaster of Paris Sampler Quilt I've been working on! I used examples and technics found in Judy Madsen's from Green Fairy Quilting book 'Quilting Wide open Spaces". Mine doesn't compare to the beautiful work she produces but I'm happy with my results. I'm also happy she published her beautiful book for me as a guideline to learn from.

So here it is, all the wobbles
and bobbles and all.

My daughter, Sharla has been busy too since returning
from her winter break spent at the beach house. She didn't take her sewing machine because she had lots of UFO hand projects she wanted finished. The first day home she made this cute little pillow from fabric she found in my stash.
Sharla, It's Sew Cute!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Just in time

Seems I finished my Flannel Star Lap Quilt just in time!

The binding is all done and my flannel star quilt is now keeping me nice and warm.

In my last post I showed you a quilt that I'm currently working on. I've almost finished long-arm quilting the body of the quilt and thanks to the new design software by Kim Diamond I have the empty blocks all figured out and ready to go. But today I want to start quilting the border design, if I'm lucky I might even get the borders finished today. My winter break ends this weekend and I have customer quilts waiting.
Before I go I want to tell you about the new design software program for long-arm quilter's that I mentioned. My GF Myree insisted I had to get. I bought it in October but just loaded it a few days ago.
It's called "Quilter's LightBox" by Kim Diamond.
I should have loaded this way back when, it's everything I've been looking for and more. I can't wait to play around with it more. I'll post more about it later, in the mean time go check it out for yourself.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year and Welcome to our New Blog "Seams We Sew".

With a New Year beginning it seems fitting to start a new blog too. In 2012 my daughter "Sharla" finally followed her mom and started to learn to sew. And sew is what she has done for the last year. Making wonderful garments, bags, gifts and everything in between, except no quilts for this gal as she plans to leave that up to mom. Mom "Terry" is the quilter and a long-arm quilter too. I make quilts that are meant to be used and snuggled and I do long-arm quilting as a business. CityView Quilting in Portland, OR. I had a blog but I didn't claim it awhile back, so now I can't find it. Another good reason to start a fresh new blog in this fresh New Year. I don't know about anybody else but I am glad to see 2013 go.
Our fresh new blog will be mostly a collaboration of " Sewist Sharla's creations and "Quilter Terry's personal collection of quilts in the making. Sharla makes so many really neat gifties for her friends and really deserves a place to show them off. I love to custom long arm quilt my own quilts and plan to share the good and bad here.

For Christmas Sharla made me this really nice carry bag for my new mini ipad.
The inside is well padded for protection and she added a zippered pocket to the front for the cord etc.

I've always admired Judi Madsen from
"Green Fairy Quilts" quilting. I go on her site every day just to get my eye candy fix for the day. Judi has a wonderful new book out called "Quilting Wide Open Spaces" which my BF Myree gifted to me for Christmas. I have read it cover to cover. It is a fantastic book for long-arm quilting, she spares no secrets, Thank you Judi for sharing. If you don't long arm quilt the quilt piecing patterns in the book are wonderful too.
Any who my goal for 2014 is to PPP everything Judi teaches in her book on my own quilts. In my stash of unquilted quilts,{I have many} I found the perfect quilt to start me on my journey of becoming a more interesting and better custom long-arm quilter.
Thank you for stopping by...Terry