Sunday, July 29, 2012

APQS George

This is a George machine from APQS.  It is a sit down longarm machine for  machine quilting.

It comes with
•Warranty: 8-year (96 months) parts/labor

•Throat size of 20" x 8" - Having a large space to quilt means you can select the large flowing designs we all love without having to stitch them in two passes.

•Weight 37 lbs (16.8 kgs) - Enjoy the lightest-weight machine to enhance maneuverability and control, without taking a toll on your body.

•24" x 60" portable table that is height adjustable

More info on George can found at

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bugs and Aliens

I have had Bugs and Aliens on my machine this week.  Some quilts for  the lucky grandchildren of a prolific quilter.  She said she went through ten skeins of DMC thread blanket stitching these two.

The Aliens are on a black background, so the quilting shows up better on the back.  I was able to quilt it almost continuously, making up a design for the borders that followed the print of the planet fabric she used.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Quilters Breathing Space

As a longarm quilter it is good to have a break from the mental pressures that quilting a custom quilt for a customer entails.  To be able to take a customer quilt where the request is something simple and avoid quilting over the horses, is a welcome relief.

Both the top and the backing were flannel.  The backing was also pieced so with this pattern I was able to avoid the corners of the seams which were very thick.

The horses were impeccably blanket stitched to the background.  The gap in the quilting on the right is where I was avoiding a horse!

No off to put another custom quilt on the frame.  It is a bright Kaffe Fassett fabric hexagon quilt.  Won't really get much done as I am to a quilt retreat this weekend.  I am hoping to piece together my 2012 APQS block swap quilt top.

Can I Please keep it?

This is a customer's quilt.  She is holidaying for another three weeks,   do you think she would notice if I didn't call her to say it was finished.  I love Candlewicking, just don't have the time to do it myself.  Not sure if it was to be a wedding gift but I gave it some lucky dragonflies anyway!
12 blocks, two of the same pattern but each one quilted differently.  I had fun getting the border to fit just so, but I worked out a solution.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

APQS Giveaway

APQS the brand of the longarm machine that I like to use are running a competition until the middle of December.  This is part of a promotion  to introduce their new website.

I can't participate boohoo.

The Prize is a Lenni machine.  I am sure if an  Aussie won it they would have to pay freight to Australia.  Still a great prize.

So check out the new website and find the competition and enter.