Tag Archives: Electric Quilt

Hello Luv Finished

Hello Luv all pin-basted and ready to quilt:

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

For this quilt, I chose to print a couple of quilting designs from Electric Quilt. I like to cut out enough blocks of tracing paper to equal the blocks on the quilt.

With the design on top, I have the layers of paper stapled or pinned together.

I free motion quilt with a large, old needle and no thread in the sewing machine.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan
Hello Luv Pat Sloan

After I peel apart the papers, I pin them to the quilt top, thread up the machine and free motion quilt the design.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

I use tracing paper and it peels off easily.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

I admit that I wanted to get this project done, so I didn’t think through the rest of the quilting.

I am not happy with how I finished the border. Finished is better than perfect, but I could’ve done better; I was in a hurry to be done.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

Even so, I have a nice seasonal table topper for Valentine’s Day.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

And really good news!

Betty Boop is home from the hospital! She helped me finish this project, and there are a couple of applique projects waiting just for her. It is wonderful to have a sewing machine back that can do zig-zag and decorative stitches!

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

Quilt On!

Quilting Floral Reflections 3

Some of you know that the day job has been particularly demanding this month…I have had no days off since I had one on December 3rd.

Therefore, I am not focused on Christmas.  

What little energy that I have had after work, has been spent machine quilting Floral Reflections.  I am determined to finish this quilt by the end of the year!

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

I was stumped as to how to quilt the border when I came upon this stencil design in my Electric Quilt 8 program.  I think it is a design that I imported to EQ some time ago.

Floral Reflections

It worked out great!

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections

The quilting is finished.  I am on to the binding.

Floral Reflections

I just might make my self imposed deadline!

Floral Reflections

Quilt On!

Floral Reflections Intro

Floral Reflections

Floral Reflections Update

Floral Reflections Update 2

Floral Reflections Update 3

Pin Basted

Floral Reflections Update 4

Floral Reflections Update 5

Floral Reflections Update 6

Quilting Floral Reflections

Quilting Floral Reflections 2

Birdhouse UFO

In 2017, I decided to make this UFO a goal…I was going to finish it!

Birdhouse Wall Hanging

Here is what I said:

One Monthly Goal – 2017 

Ahem.  It is a bird house.  Started and abandoned quickly.  One of those “quilt guild inspired because everyone is making one” projects.  My excitement didn’t last long.  This oldie needs to be done!

Well.  We can all see how far I got with that goal.  Still uninspired.

This little project has been hanging around since 1995.  I found the quilt guild newsletter with the birdhouse pattern in it.  Just the birdhouse and a little birdie pattern that I dislike; nothing else.

So I have made a simple mockup with my Electric Quilt program.

Birdhouse Wall Hanging

I have come up with this plan:

Birdhouse Wall Hanging

I think I like it enough to carry on!

Quilt On!

Judy’s Virtual Quilt Challenge 5

Back in March, Judy, the Virtual Quilter, posted Virtual Quilt Challenge #5.

We were to select a block from the EQ Library and play with it.  We are learning to create applique designs!

Judy gave more examples here and here.

I wish I had more time, because this is a really fun challenge!  As I play, more ideas keep coming, but this will have to do for now.

I chose to work with the block that is in the upper left square.

Judy's Challenge 5

I am saving this file so that I can come back and play!

To see my play results from the other challenges, click on the following links:

Challenge 1
Challenge 2
Challenge 3
Challenge 4

 

Judy’s Challenge 4

Judy, of Virtual Quilter, posted her 4th challenge in learning to use Electric Quilt.

We were to select block designs from the previous challenges and learn to create and save libraries in EQ.  This was a good reminder for me, since I have many, many blocks from all of my EQ playtime that I have yet to organize into the library.  I have got to make time to do this!  For this lesson however, I chose a very few variations that I had from Judy’s challenges.

Judy's Challenge 4

Challenge 1
Challenge 2
Challenge 3

 

The second part of Challenge 4 was to use the blocks to design a quilt.

I stalled out, since I couldn’t see how these blocks could work together.

Today, I made myself sit down and play with them.  How could I know if I could make them work together if I don’t try?

Turns out that I could use more time to play.  This was fun!

The above are a nice starting point…similar…the block placement is merely reversed.  I like the depth created.

Judy's Challenge 4

I experimented with simply alternating blocks to visually see how they would look set side by side.

Judy's Challenge 4

Judy's Challenge 4

Judy's Challenge 4

I am really liking these floating ‘bow ties’!  Maybe that is because my leader/enders are bow tie blocks.

Judy's Challenge 4

Judy's Challenge 4

Then I tried experimenting with featuring a block and using another block for the background.

Judy's Challenge 4

Judy's Challenge 4

I will be saving this file!  It is worth coming back to and playing some more.  There are definite possibilities here!  Especially when one begins to play with color, value, adding and deleting lines to create more blocks!

Thanks for pushing me, Judy!