Wednesday, May 2, 2012

WIP Wednesday!

This has been a SUPER-FANTASTIC week!!!!! Seriously!

First off, E's King Size

Wow. I think this has been in progress for about 6 months now. I don't think I've ever taken that long on a quilt... but you know what - that's okay!! Because this may just be some of my best work!

So - the king size has been quilted! ON A LONG ARM!!! BY ME!!!! Yes, this past Saturday I learned how to use a long arm quilting machine! But I'll be posting more on that tomorrow! :)

As it stands now, the quilt has been quilted and the binding sewn on, so all that is left is hand stitching the binding down, and then this will be done!! WOW!! I am super excited!!

Wedding Dress Projects

I am currently working on the Cowboy/Western themed Wedding Skirt. Right now, only one word can describe it...


It is coming together nicely so far. I would like to have this skirt finished by this weekend, so wish me luck!! Ruffles are fun, but time consuming (also - THREAD consuming! lol!).

That is actually all for now! Tune in tomorrow for a post about my Long-Arm quilting experience!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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Melinda said...

I can't wait to hear about the long arm. Your quilt is gorgeous! Can't wait to see a full shot...I'm so jealous of the quilting! I think I'd have to go ahead and buy a ruffler for my machine for that many ruffles!

Pat said...

OOOO, can't wait to hear about your long arm experience. I've thought about renting time on one. Very cool!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I would love to learn how to use a long-arm. Looks like you did a beautiful job. And wow--ruffles! That looks like a beautiful skirt.

Katie B. said...

The little sneaky peek of your long-arming looks fantastic! Good luck sewing on that binding...I imagine that will take a long time on a king-size quilt!

Melissa Corry said...

It was so much fun, looking forward to tomorrow's reveal. And the skirt id looking fantastic!!!

Terri said...

I am wishing you luck!!!
(no need to reply - I know you are busy!)

Molly said...

do you have a ruffler for your sewing machine? If not- with that many ruffles it would be well worth the investment- they are awesome. I love your longarm quilting too- very jealous, I have been longing to try a longarm... :)

Allegory said...

Ooohhh. Long arm! I'm scared of the longarm machines.
Love the ruffles, btw.

Marsha Cooper said...

I would love the chance to even see how a long arm works :)

OPQuilt said...

I read through and caught up on your blog. You've been really busy: finished the king-sized quilt, deep into ruffles/wedding dress, made a quilt for your sister-in-law, as well as took a vacation in San Diego. Wow! I dropped off for a while, too, and am now reading my favorite bloggers (yes, you are one). We'll be in your neck of the woods in a couple of weeks. We're headed to Zion Nat'l Park the week before Memorial Day for a family reunion. I'm looking forward to it!

The story about your SIL was very sweet and I'm so glad she found her sweetheart. And yes--I would have done the same thing--make a quilt!

Anyway, good for you, and good luck on the dress!

Elizabeth E.

Kelli said...

1. Love your header, those shoes are awesome!
2. I would love to learn on a long arm machine. Good for you!
3. Ruffles are incredibly time- (and thread-) consuming! :)

Lee said...

Great job on the long-arming! Isn't it fun (and quick!!)? Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )