Friday, October 12, 2012

Quilting ~ Thoughts??

I woke up early to work on my "Urban Nine Patch" quilt and while quilting away I was thinking about a lot of things, that's what I do when I'm quilting repetitive lines and designs over and over and over and over!


While thinking and thinking....I came up with an idea or a thought and was hoping to get some suggestions from my favorite advice friends.

When I started this blog, I really wanted to separate it completely from longarm quilting.   At the time I was very burned out with longarm quilting and wanted to keep the posts on this blog all about me and my own quilting, piecing and designs.  So much of what I do, I guess you could say half of what I do when it comes to quilting is longarm quilting on my quilts.

I have cut back on quilting for customers but will always have one of my own quilts to quilt up.  I love coming up with a new design and love piecing, but I also love the quilting process.  

....so this is where I could use some thoughts or advice.  I've had many ask about my quilting and how and where and how and where....questions.  What if I do one post a week on quilting or longarm quilting?  It may be anything from how to come up with a quilting design for a quilt....or what tools to use....or when to use straight lines versus feathers....or really anything.  I'm not saying I'm an expert, but I have learned a few things since starting longarm quilting and love to help and give advice anyway I can, after all this is a part of who I am as a quilter.

 ....so there you have it!  What do you think?


P.S.


Are you in the holiday mood yet?  ;o)






~Jenny~

63 comments:

Bobbie said...

I would be VERY interested to have you share your longarm quilting expertise.

Kiera, It's Sew Kiki said...

I'd love for you to do that! I don't have a long-arm...yet, but I would love to hear more about your process!

Janet O. said...

I would appreciate it very much. I have only been following you a short time, and have only been machine quilting for a year, so I will look forward to any and all tips!

Auntie Pami said...

I think it is important to be exposed to as many techniques as possible. It helps gain insight on what looks good on what. Quilting makes the quilt, but if it is the 'wrong' quilting, does it un-make the quilt? I love to see what other people do. I get inspired and awestruck. Whatever is easiest for you is fine with me.

Molly said...

YES! I love your long arm quilting, as I am a long arm quilter myself, I really enjoy the inspiration!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Sou suspeita...ADORO tudo que você faz,então gostaria muito de suas dicas e conselhos(porque não dizer aulas?/..)não sei fazer nada e acho muito lindo e aprecio o talento e criatividade em seus trabalhos,que para mim são sempre inovadores.Sou seguidora assídua e se não comento é por conta da lerdeza da internet que parece tartaruga com artrose.Faça o que achar que deve ser feito e conte sempre com o meu apoio.Beijos e Bençãos para você sua fam´lia e trabalho.Maria do carmo.
tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Jessie said...

I've recently found your blog and have been following for just a short time but have already been so inspired by your posts! I've quilted for about 7 years but just recently bought a long arm and would LOVE to hear any nuggets of wisdom you have to share. Please & thanks! =)

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Yes please, bring it on!
Cheers
Linda

Aunt Marti said...

Jenny, I enjoy seeing how you quilt your customer's quilts. I always get good ideas for quilting my own quilts -- and you remind me why I DON'T "quilt for money!"

Caren D said...

I would LOVE that. I have recently bought a long arm but I am only confident using digital patterns. I am not very artistic. I am, however, in awe of the work that you do. Maybe your posts would take some of the mystery away.

Anonymous said...

I need all the wonderful advice you could give for custom quilting. I lack the creativity you have.

The Invisible Woman said...

Yes, please do it! I see your quilting and ask myself "how did she do that?".

: )

Melia Mae Quilting said...

I love the idea. I would love to learn more about your "quilting" process!

Crickets Corner said...

I love this idea. You are so creative with your quilting I would consider it an honor to learn whatever you would show us.

Janieattheark said...

Why yes of course. Thank you in advance.

Danielle Hudson said...

Hellz ya! I have no idea how to use a longarm, but I would be interested to know how the process goes! Also, I have heard you mention a time or two about how great a particular customer has pieced, and how some longarmers wont quilt a quilt that isn't nicely pieced. Would love to know more on that subject.

Chelsea said...

That would be amazing! Your quilting is so inspiring, anything you have to saw on the subject would be great.

Susan said...

PLEASE DO! I've been thinking about the possibility of getting a long-arm machine (in the future!) and wanted to start learning all that I could now. How to choose a machine along with all of the topics you listed.....You do beautiful work!

regan said...

Yippee! Yay! I was really hoping you'd do something like this! And as far as your readers are concerned, you ARE an expert at this.....that's why we hang on your every word, and study every pic you show of your quilts! They are always so beautiful, and the quilting has precision and is well thought out! Yep.....we would love some lessons from you!

Ethne said...

Go for it girl
One thing I would suggest though is to try and advise on how something could be done on a domestic machine as well as a long arm ....
can't wait for the first post

Anonymous said...

LIKE

Marj said...

I have been long arm quilting now for only a year and found your blog about six months ago. I have been enjoying watching you design and quilt. It would be a great help to see what tools you use and how to use them. Also input on how you decide what quilt pattern to use where on a quilt would be enlightening. I love your blog now, more info and discussions would make it that much better.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

I love your style and would love to learn a few tricks from you :o)
You are such an inspiration, and I can't wait to learn from you! It would be awesome to see how you move on and how you "think" when you do your gorgeous quilting. Thanks for being awesome ;o)
Big hugs from Norway

Teresa Silva said...

I for one, have learned so much from you. That is something I love about you is that you are so open to help someone out. When I first started my longarm business you answered all my questions and are still so helpful to me. I would love to see a post weekly on your quilting adventures. No matter what it is about. Your work is inspiring and amazing. Pretty soon we will be reading a book from you. Love your new patterns too. Amazing!

Barbie Mills said...

I would love advice, tips, tricks, anything as often as you want to give it! I love seeing all of your work, whether your own patterns and quilts, or your quilting for other people. It is all inspiring.

LeKaQuilt said...

Please, share your expertise ! Hugs Lena from Norway

Kathy said...

I think what makes the quilt blog community such a wonderful place to visit is that we share and learn so much from each other. So absolutely share your quilting tips and ideas here but I don't think you have to make it a 'once a week" commitment, take that pressure off and just surprise us with random posts of quilty goodness :)
Does this mean you are going to stop posting on your other blog and combine them here?

humble needle said...

Oh, yes Jenny please do share! I Longarm quilt and wonder how you come up with such an awesome variety of ideas. I would so look forward to tip, tricks, tools and ideas!!

Quiltjane said...

I would love you to share your long arm experiences and tips. The quilting is just as important as the pattern.

marcella said...

I'd love to hear your ideas on quilting! The quilting you do is lovely - whether on your own quilts or on customers. I always find it inspiring to look at.

Petit Design Co. said...

Please share away! People who follow your blog love what you have to say. Those who don't will disappear. Share what YOU want to share and don't worry about the rest of us :)

Leanne said...

I love your quilting and would love it if you would share some thoughts or tips whenever you feel like it. I also love the blog as you have been writing it for the last while too.

Jen said...

Yes! I love your quilting and would like to see how you come up with the designs and execute them. I can only wish I were as talented!

MariQuilts said...

Fabulous idea, Jenny. I would be very interested in what you have to say, your work is amazing.

Hooked on Quilting said...

I am also in love with your quilting talent and would be very excited if you'd share any tidbits of your knowledge!!

Excited!!

Andrea said...

Please do! I love reading about your quilts and seeing the designs but many times I wonder how you accomplished a design or what tool you used...

Andrea said...

And can I just add that I was totally bummed I didn't make it to Craft Warehouse when you came to Vancouver! Please come back!

Michelle Jensen said...

That would be AWESOME :)!!

Lisa E said...

Machine quilting tips would be great. I love seeing what you're working on.

cocoquilts said...

I think that would be awesome if you would share your quilting experience with us!! I would appreciate this greatly as I love to see how your quilts are coming along!!

crazyquilter said...

I am so in awe of your quilting ability. I would think it absolutely wonderful if you were to share like this.

Nicci P said...

Yes, yes, yes! You are so accomplished, an expert in my opinion if not yours. It would be wonderful to learn from your experience. You've got this :)

Claudia said...

Just found your blog...Looking forward to reading about you, your quilts and longarm quilting..Thank you for sharing.

Esther said...

Great idea Jenny, you are so open and honest, and I for one always love your quilting advice and tips, so please continue to share whenever you can. I cannot imagine longarm quilting without the support of on line friends.

Phyllis said...

Would love the additional info. For the many of us who use our DM's, would be nice to know which designs would be do-able on them also.

Anonymous said...

yes, yes, yes!!! Please! It would be fantastic to see how you arrive and execute your designs!
Maggie in Arizona

Lorna said...

Jenny
What an awesome idea. I know that I'd really appreciate any advice, help, and learning on quilting quilts. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us. Fantastic.

Lyn said...

I think a weekly post about quilting would be awesome!!

Belva said...

Yes please! I would love to know how you do hat you do. I've been very intrigued with your straight line quilting recently and would love for you to show how you work your magic.

Melissa said...

I would love to hear what you have to say on the subject of quilting and long arm quilting. I've been researching for the past 3 months on buying on and learning more from you would be wonderful!

Katie M. said...

Jenny, this is your blog and I have read it since I 'discovered' it and started following. I love that you share your knowledge and talents. No matter what direction your blog takes, I know I will always find something useful, inspiring and beautiful. You produce your blog the way you feel best about it - I'll be here!

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

Yes, please! I would love to learn different techniques from you, even though I'm not lucky enough to have a longarm. I've got a Horizon, though, so it's got a nice bed for quilting.

Nita said...

I think if you are a long arm quilter and that is part of "who you are" then you should definately blog about it. We blog about our passions, right? :)Blog away!

Emma said...

Yes, yes, yes - please. I have a a frame which has a domestic machine on it, but would love to see more of your process. Your quilting is very inspirational and I have already tried a few things. More please

Diane E W said...

I would be very interested, but would yu explain when and how to make registration lines (or maybe you don't do that) the whole process not just "this is what I quilted". Rulers or no rulers. I love it when experenced quilters share and your work is awesome.

Mama Pea said...

Jenny, I love Deco the Halls!!! Wow!

I would be VERY interested in the kinds of posts you are talking about. I'm going to email you privately about something else....

Wanda said...

Yes,yes,yes!! Would love to understand how you do what you do so very well.

Karen said...

Yes, I'd love to hear more about your long-arm quilting- I'm sure some of it will translate to quilting on a regular sewing machine-

Carol said...

Yes please ... I'm new to long arm quilting and need all the help I can get!

Abby said...

I look at both your blogs and wonder how you keep up with them both! I would love to see you combine the two.

Abby said...

I look at both your blogs and wonder how you keep up with them both! I would love to see you combine the two.

Mandalei said...

I'm a new longarmer quilter, and I have to say that the help you give with design inspiration alone and how to put elements together (just looking at the glorious pics you provide) has been really motivating for me. I'm not frozen in place any more. Pretty please, would you mind keeping the longarm posts? Thank you!

Sharon said...

I am **loving! The deco the halls quilt. You get so much done! Do you sleep?