This week I'll be longarming four quilts for Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shoppe, owned and operated by my daughter and her husband, i.e. Joanne & Kelley Jones. Kelley is the longarmer for the shop and the one who keeps me going forward. Their fabulous quilt shop in Greensboro NC features an incredible selection of fabrics, patterns, notions, Janome sewing machines, sample quilts on the walls and one of their longarm machines with a quilt always loaded. Since Kelley runs the shop alone during the week, he can't always get much longarming done. So I am helping him reduce his queue a bit. Thanks so much, Kelley. I appreciate you and appreciate this business opportunity while helping you out a bit.
The mail just came bringing me the second quilt pieced by Joan Taylor with a football theme. This one is just the Denver Broncos. Beautiful and bold orange, white and blue! Will use the football panto with dark blue thread on top & copper on the back.
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Joan Taylor pieced this beautiful NFL theme quilt using a Turning Twenties pattern. The longarm design will be a football panto. The backing is a black background with a toss of words (run, win, kick, etc), people, footballs and soccer balls. This is my first time working with Joan, an experienced quilter. That makes it extra nice all around. .
Pieced by Sylvia Cox, this Clemson Tiger theme quilt is adorable!!! The backing is fleece with a Clemson design already on it. The front is made from charm squares with the Clemson colors of purple, orange and white. The longarm pattern is Paw Prints available through Intelligent Quilting,
This quilt was pieced by Silvia Cox for Angel. The back is white fleece and the front uses Moda Fresh Cotton fabrics. The longarm pattern is Faster Posies by Tammy Finkler.
This quilt was pieced by Silvia Cox for her son Jimmy & his wife Yon Sil. The fabrics are Moda Fresh Cottons. The longarm design is a hummingbird pantograph by Donna Kleinke of One Song Needle Arts now Digi-Tech
On October 13th with a $14 check, I registered my business name with the Ashe County Register of Deeds and registered online for my NC Sales & Use Tax. Just like that, I am officially in business! For NC customers, this means I will be collecting sales tax on thread & batting as I resale it to you. No tax on services though! With my business registration on the wall in the quilting room & my new business cards, I find myself in a place I never imagined nor hoped for!
Years later the law changed so NC residents have to pay taxes on services too.
Life is an adventure with a plan of its own to be sure!
Sep 12, 2010: Purchase Wrapped in Paisley jelly roll.
Jul 11, 2011: This is a joint project by Joan & me. I had a Wrapped in Paisley Moda jelly roll in the closet I never got around to making into a quilt. I sent it to Joan. The top came in today beautifully pieced in 2" squares--something I would never do!! I found some remnants to add borders. I just happen to have some fabric that is ideal for the backing too.
July 13: Added the single border. Ready to longarm. The more I work with this quilt, the better I like it! I am now at the danger point of wanting to keep it for my living room. Alas. Sigh!
July 18: Have a working plan for the IQ design
July 24: Found some backing I prefer with black tonal paisleys on dark brown.
Aug 02: Programmed in the IQ design
Aug 03: Loaded
Aug 04: Quilting...
Aug 05: Still quilting...
Aug 06: Still quilting...and done!
Aug 16: SOLD this quilt to my dear RedBubble friend Linmarie. I have a couple of her art pieces here & now she will have a J&L quilt! I couldn't be happier to unite my two dear friends in this way.
Aug 23: Attached the binding to the front and starting on the hand stitching.
Aug 29: Binding finished!
Nov 01: Shipped to Linmarie
Marilyn Pusey is a gal after my own heart. She loves metallic butterflies too! Here are two quilts using those beautiful fabrics that I will longarm for her. New to quilting, she is off to a great start & her piecing is beautiful! Like me, she is in love with the fabrics, the piecing & the quilts. Quilting is a wonderful world for all levels. I will of course be posting more pictures as I begin longarming these later this week.
Marilyn has now picked her colors with turquoise on top & bottom of the blue backed one and some shade of pink top & bottom on the pink backed one. The blue one is loaded and ready to longarm as I wait for the turquoise thread to come in.
Back in business as the thread came in late yesterday. Finished the second quilt on the 10th.
Sunday October 10: The blue/turquoise quilt is done. The pink one tomorrow.
Sylvia believes fleece backing makes a quilt a quilt. She loves using the 10" squares in a layer cake to make a quick and beautiful quilt top without a lot of fuss and bother with piecing. I have 4 quilts to longarm for her and more on the way. Thanks Sylvia! I'll post more pictures here as I begin the longarming tomorrow. You are not seeing double here. It's just that Grandma has to keep things as near the same as possible from one child to the next.
This large 85 x 94 quilt is made using Moda Awesome layer cakes has a gold/tan fleece backing. Sylvia made it for her grandson, Adam, a veteran.
This 66 x 85 quilt is made using Moda layer cakes and has a pink fleece backing. Sylvia made it for her great-granddaughter, Ava.
This 66 x 85 quilt is made using Moda Awesome layer cakes and has a gold/tan fleece backing. Sylvia made it for her great-grandson, Will.
This 66 x 85 quilt is made using Moda layer cakes and has a purple fleece backing. Sylvia made it for her great-granddaughter, Lilly.