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« on: November 29, 2008 06:57:49 PM »

So this is Denyse Schmidts Big Zig pattern from her quilting book. I modified it a bit to include some patterned fabric from Heather Ross's Lightning Bugs and other Mysteries. The solids are Kona Cottons. I made this for my youngest sister. Her 18th birthday was on thanksgiving this year and i was very excited to give this to her, i just love how it came out.

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and here is the quilt loaded up on the longarm. This is the very first quilt i have done on a long arm machine. I took a training class and quilted it here duck soup quilts]





here are some pics, pre binding, right off the longarm. I created the quilting pattern free hand on the fly. i'm pretty happy with how it came out!





and here it is done and washed!





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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008 07:32:40 PM »

very cute!
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008 07:58:23 PM »

you did a great job quilting on the long arm! the colors are very pretty too - a lucky sister!
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008 08:07:17 PM »

gorgeous! i love pink and brown together!
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008 04:23:01 AM »

My local embroidery/sewing machine dealer has a long arm that they have classes in and then rent it out for $10 an hour(I am thinking that they are probably not selling a whole lot of those babies!) But anyhoooo.... How many hours did it take to quilt it when all was said and done?  I am so curious!
I am going to be making a few rather large quilts in the upcoming months and am wondering if I should do them in sections and then quilt them together or if I should rent out the big guy.... after taking the class of course...

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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2008 04:44:16 AM »

Wow!! That looks awesome!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2008 06:17:10 AM »

It's gorgeous! I love the quilting design, and I love the pieced back especially!
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2008 10:33:52 AM »

absolutely stunning!  Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2008 11:09:34 AM »

thanks everyone!

My local embroidery/sewing machine dealer has a long arm that they have classes in and then rent it out for $10 an hour(I am thinking that they are probably not selling a whole lot of those babies!) But anyhoooo.... How many hours did it take to quilt it when all was said and done?  I am so curious!
I am going to be making a few rather large quilts in the upcoming months and am wondering if I should do them in sections and then quilt them together or if I should rent out the big guy.... after taking the class of course...



It took me about 4 and a half hours on the long arm. It was totally worth it to take the class and learn how to use the machine. It just works so much better than a home machine for a big quilt. ( the quilt is twin sized in case i didn't mention that in my first post)
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2008 12:25:08 PM »

I love everything about this quilt...the colors, the quilting, the zig zags!  Your sister is so lucky!
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2008 05:59:40 PM »

I love this quilt, but what impresses me most is the quilting!
wow thats a great job,  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2008 11:33:46 PM »

thanks so much!
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2008 08:59:29 AM »

I love everything about this. It totally looks store bought, the fact that it's homemade and so cool looking just bowls me over. I'm bowled over.
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2008 09:54:42 AM »

I agree with what many have already said!!  I love everything about this piece -- the colors, the quilting and the overall design.
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2008 01:05:50 PM »

I love everything about this. It totally looks store bought, the fact that it's homemade and so cool looking just bowls me over. I'm bowled over.

I'm glad i bowled you over! I bowled over myself! A longarm really makes a ton of difference in the final product. I definitely cannot do that on my home machine
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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2008 04:37:55 PM »

I love the quilting pattern you did! it turned out so nice!!
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« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2008 06:59:05 PM »

beautiful!  i love the colorway!  and i'm envious of your longarm experience...that looks like fun, and it would be great to do a larger quilt.
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« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2008 08:22:56 PM »

Thanks! I have a couple of other quilt tops stashed away that i'm hoping to get done soon, so hopefully i'll have more to post of the next couple of months!
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