Thursday, July 7, 2011

Quilt for Missions

Finished up the quilting on this one today.  My usual meandering.  I decided not to add a border.  I kinda like it like this.  Just needs binding and it will be all ready for the conference.  It measures approx. 66"x86"...almost a twin, but not quite. 


I've had some questions about how I am able to quilt on my domestic sewing machine.  I've posted before about my Flynn Frame, but today I had hubby shoot a short video actually showing how I do it.

video

It was taken with my phone so the quality's not the best, but trust me, I've been snowed-in all week (originally posted in Feb) and have also taken the week off from make-up.  You don't wanna see me in HD right now.  I had already quilted as far across the quilt as I could with the throat space I have on my machine.  So in this shot you can see that I have removed the middle rod and turned the frame around to continue quilting down the rest of the quilt.

14 comments:

  1. You go girl! You make it look so easy. Guess I better get my frame out and get to work. Love the quilt.

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  2. DD, Maria from Australia here...when you say the Quilt is for the Missions, is that for overseas aid? Also I was interested in the quilt design...is it from a book or did you design it yourself? I belong to a group who does Prayer quilts and another group which supports Project Linus and I'm always interested in what other people are doing.
    Cheers
    Maria

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  3. I'm a new follower from your guest post from Stash Manicure......great story.

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  4. Hi! I just popped over from Stash Manicure, and I am a new follower. Really loved your story over there - this mission quilt is lovely!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Hi, Darlene! I'm a new follower! I enjoyed your post on Stash Manicure!

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  6. I'm a new follower from your guest post from Stash Manicure. I enjoyed reading your blog. I'll be back to see what you are working on next.

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  7. Enjoyed your post on Stash Manicure this morning! I *so* could quilt on my home sewing machine this way -- thank you so much for sharing the video. I really like to see stuff like that in "motion", so to speak! Have a GREAT weekend! :)

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  8. I became a new follower (Hi there:) ) after reading your post on Stash Manicure, and now I'm going to investigate Flynn Frames. Thanks for the info.

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  9. I just hopped over from Stash Manicure and became a follower. I never knew how to do the free hand quilting part, but you make it look easy with the frame. I'll have to get one to give it a try. Thanks!!

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  10. I'm totally awed by the Every Day Is a Gift quilt you showed at Stash today - love, love, love it! blessings, marlene

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  11. I just popped over from Stash Manicure and now I am completely amazed at your quilt frame. This may be just what I have been looking for for quite some time. I never knew something like that existed...a quilting frame that you use with your own machine. Now to read more of your blog to see what else I can learn!

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  12. I am a new follower. I read your story over on Stash Manicure. Your quilts are great. I have a Flynn frame that I bought a good many years ago and I have never used it. You make it look pretty easy.

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  13. I'm a new follower of your blog. I came from Stash Manicure; enjoyed your story. Love your quilts.

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  14. LOVED your President post - nope - we/my Guild would not do that but ... maybe we're getting too structured! LOL

    I quilt my quilts on a DSM, and have not tried the Flynn frame. Hey, if it works for you, that's the way to go.

    I enjoyed my visit. 8-))

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