Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dog Bite

This is what can happen when you have a dog in the house.
Several months ago I was approached about fixing a quilt that a dog had decided to chew on. There was quite a large piece of fabric missing fortunately on the outside border.

 The young couple who had received this as a wedding gift were fortunate to be able to get scraps from the maker.

After I cut away the the top fabric

backing fabric cut away
After replacing the fabric and backing materials I then had the dilemma on how I was going to emulate  the existing quilting on the quilt.
I traced the design from another area of the quilt with my Statler using the record function feature.
After recording I saved the design as a dxf file  then further cleaned up the design in Auto Sketch before saving the design as a qli file.

All finished!
What wonderful machines that we have in our lives now!
The young couple asked their parents to point out the replaced area, after searching for over 30 minutes they told them were it was. My mission was accomplished.
By the way the dog was a Golden Retriever. Here is a picture of mine.
 Happy quilting

Friday, February 28, 2014

Ugly Fabric Challenge

I spent some time this week working on my ugly fabric quilt challenge . Lots of fun it really makes you think out of the box !    
Especially when  your least liked color is blue!

Check it out at Foxes Sewing and vacuum sales this coming week.
It was a lot of fun and I came up with some more modern digitized quilting  designs.
Check them out at my shop

Happy quilting until next week

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Donation Quilts

Donation Quilt
"Fall Fancy"
pattern by
 Heather Finnell
pieced and quilted
Sharon Sweetland
I have been working on a donation quilt this week-end for fire victims in our area. Our local quilt guild makes quilt tops during the winter, getting together for a couple of hours before meeting to piece tops and catch up on everybody's lives.
All most all materials are donated and usually a longarmer in the guild will donate her time to quilt it.
I had this top for several years in the closet so decided I could spare it and quilted it to donate.

I think it is important to donate our time and talents for important causes..
Besides helping someone in need it can really make you feel good about helping others.

I designed a new edge2edge pattern for  this quilt called  Pear_Swirl_E2E.
If you use QLI or DXF format for your computerized quilting machine  there is a free giveaway  of this pattern to the first 10 people who register at my website.
I will let everyone know next week who won the patterns.
Be quilt happy