Thursday, September 13, 2012

Challenge Day 30

It's challenge day 30 of my 31 Day Challenge and I feel like this challenge had dragged on forever.  Maybe because I started it a few months ago.  

I took pretty much the whole summer off of longarm quilting and I don't think I've done that for...well....ever since I started my business.  It was so much fun to play and spend the summer with my family this year!

It does feel good to get back to the challenge and finish up the few quilts that have been patiently waiting for me and I want to say thanks to the quilters that have been patiently waiting also.

This quilt is my friend Melissa's sisters quilt.  Their grandma has done many of these polyester quilts up for the grandkids.

My machine is quite amazing sometimes.  This is a poly top with poly batting and a sheet for the back!  Yes!  You would have thought I would have had some issues quilting this up but only had a few areas of skipped stitches....which are easy to fix.

Melissa's sister wanted the quilt thick and puffy and I had to work at the front of the machine to make sure I caught any skipped stitches, so this is a freehand all over design.

Next quilt loaded and ready to go.  This quilt will be custom quilted and just check out the HST's on this beautiful baby!

26 of 30 Finished



Mama Pea said...

More beautiful work. You are amazing!

Sandra Montgomery said...

Love your work. Very inspiring! Can I just ask what you mean by catching the skipped stitches, I've had some problems with these lately.

Kathy Schwartz said...

Too bad you didn't have a 'before' picture of the poly quilt as that would be quite a change to see. Great quilting, she will love it!

Do I see a lot of CC's and feathers in your future with the HST quilt? Have fun! :)

Chelsea said...

I just noticed that you've taken off your front bar, the one for loading tops. I've been thinking about doing that since I float everything and being short, as low as my frame can go I still have trouble reaching to the back of the sewing area. How is not having a bar there working for you? Do you ever have trouble with accidentally stitching too far forward?

Melissa P said...

Oh its done!!! yay! And it looks BEAUTIFUL! She is coming up on Thursday morning so maybe we will head on over?