Monday, December 30, 2013

YouTube video

YouTube videos of
Father of Lights quilt

I hope you like the videos.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Beautiful work take courage to quilt.

Courage to quilt

I'm finally starting to quilt this beauty. 

It is on the Longarm machine and I'm ready to finish this beauty, but I'm nervousness.  It has taken a lot of work and time to get here.  I don't want to ruin it.  

I'm stitching in the ditch.  Also I'm am using warm and natural batting.  I also am using wool batting medium loft to give it so thickness and body.  Never done this before but I was reading a quilt book and they say double the batting showed off the quilting better.  

I'm using superior thread.  (So fine thread)  in white and using regular Cotton  thread on bobbin.  

I'm doing random feathers and pebbles and swirls around the lettering.  

It's a start. Will keep posting the progression of the quilt.  Have a great Christmas.  Jesus is the reason for the season.  

Saturday, December 21, 2013

It's never too late

To work on  old projects 

I'm going to college and time is more devoted to writing papers and research journals and studying for exams.  I'm on vacation now and time is mine.  

I started this quilt years ago.. But the beauty of quilting is you can finish the top even if its 6 years later.  

This is before I got my Longarm and I didn't finish it because I lost the outer boarder fabric and just last week I found it on a stash of fabric.  I went every where through the last couple years looking for fabric to finish this quilt top.

This quilt is one I was challenged by a friend maybe 1 or 2 years ago.  She had nine patch blocks made.  The challenge is do something with this.  I did a disappearing 9 patch.  I did the the center for a while and just last week I placed the boarder around.  

Now the fun part QUILTING it. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Appliqué vinyl Sorority Lettering

Sorority Lettering

Appliqué vinyl lettering. 
I have never done this and it's a little intimidating, but a friend is challenging me to try it. 

Cutters are awesome. 
YOU can use your cutter to do crystal shirts templates, outline a design on paper, cut vinyl, make templates for quilting designs, and fabric applique pieces.  Oh yeah you can use the cutter to do paper designs, teachers use them for class decorations, and the sky is the limit. 
They do have a cricket I bought one and gave it away.  It does do  things I listed, but it is limited because the cutter is not strong enough to cut some products.  An example it doesn't cut fabric as well as I would like, but to start its a great little machine. It does cut paper and they do have some wonderful card that have some great designs.   
 I got a zing cutter

I haven 't used it much other than to make crystal templates  and practices some vinyl cutting.  So I'm not a pro at this.    So this is a  project to put it into practice.  

 She gave me these already cut out letters to use as a template.  

I did scan them to my embroidery program and also scanned them into my cutting program. 

   Sometimes it is trial and error.  I did take quite a bit of time to figure out how to get the cutter to cut  the lettering. 
I also took  quite a bit of time to learn how to do applique on my embroidery digitizing program.   Time is well used when you learn something that will in the end open doors for you to do a different type of work. Which will bring opportunities to new clients and new income.
I am still having to clean up the embroidery work but for my first try this is not bad.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Winner of the A&M quilt

Winner..  Winner .... Winner...

Monica Lorena Olivia's Meza 

She did the survey and won the quilt.