May 11: First contact about this quilt.
May 12: Donna selected Chantilly Lace like she chose for her last quilt. She asked me to choose the thread.
May 17: Quilt arrived. I've run out of places to photo an entire quilt so here is 1/4 of it. One of my most repeated partners with over 20 quilts posted here, I must say welcome back, Donna. I do believe this is an Ashley's Journey quilt layout (also a brickyard design). I choose Bottom Line Ivory for the thread & we will use Warm & White batting.
Jun 02: Loaded ready to quilt.
Jun 05: Quilting.
Oct 18: First contact.
Oct 22: The quilt is here. Donna has used the classic Ashley's Journey brickyard pattern.
Nov 02: Prepping & programming. Did a panto layout & a custom layout.
Nov 03: Donna chose the custom layout. Prepped & loaded the backing. Cut the Warm & Plush batting.
Nov 06: Sick since the 31st, I only managed to re-seam 3 of 4 too wavy borders, removing about 1.5" of fabric from each. Since I have agreed to custom quilt this, flat borders are even more important than usual. I didn't realize they were friendly when I made the offer.
Nov 07: Quilting.
Nov 08: Quilted.
Nov 10: Shipped.
Aug 22: Picked this up at the School House Event today in Greensboro. Amazing what a beautiful quilt can be made with just three fabrics--at least that is all I count. My pictures don't do it justice.
Aug 23: Donna is asking for Bramble Panto, variegated top thread, solid bobbin thread. We will use King Tut Variegated Colors: dk brown/lt pink/med brown/dk pink) with Bottom Line #629 Rose in the bobbin.
Sep 03: Prepping & Loading. King Tut was showing through on the back so we have switched to Bottom Line #629 Rose thread and bobbins. Testing.
Sep 04: Waiting on Donna.
Sep 05: Quilted. Pics tomorrow.
Sep 07: Posted final pictures here & on the gallery.
Oct 02: Quilt top arrived.
Oct 09: Chantilly Lace 10" & a So Fine! variegated green thread. Programmed.
Oct 20: Prepped (pressed, threads trimmed, thread changed, batting cut) & ready to load. The trimming I did was to avoid as much see through of dark thread under the white sashing as possible. I'll have to watch for this with each roll of the quilt.
Oct 21: Loaded. (Spent the rest of the day designing a website & VistaPrint promotional materials to boost his grading business before the snow season begins.
Oct 22: Missing quilt, sick friend, errands in town, final touches on yesterday's work-- a different sort of day for sure.
Oct 23: Quilting.Quilted. Boxed ready to ship in the morning.
Aug 18: First contact about this quilt.
Sep 09: The quilt which will be a kids play quilt.is here. We will use Magnifico bright red thread to quilt the Celtic Braid pattern.
Sep 20: Loading. Donna, always the sport, agreed for me to do the four quilts that arrived after hers first. For that, I will hand deliver her two quilts to Greensboro. Thank you, Donna.
Sep 21: Quilted. This came out so cute!! $5 well spent if you ask me.
Sep 22: Final pictures.
Aug 18: Ran into Donna at Ye Olde Forest recently when she was selecting backing for this.We guessed wrong what would work best. She did however help me put together the fabrics for a Hearty Good Wishes quilt
Sep 09: The quilt is here. We will use blue Magnifico thread to quilt Flying Bugs.
Sep 22: Quilted.
Sep 23: Final pictures.
Donna made this quilt as a wedding present for her granddaughter.
I first heard about this quilt back on July 01 before the backing was purchased. On the 22nd, it was finished and oh so perfect for her granddaughter's new house.
On the 28th, boxed and ready to ship, it was stolen from her car in her driveway outside her bedroom window. @#(*$^&#@!!!.
Nov 01: The quilt is here safe & sound
Nov 02: We will be using Fast Splash & ...
Nov 04: Magnifico #2167 Cloud Cover. We are all set to quilt.
Nov 10: Programmed.
Nov 13: Started the setup process. Programmed. Thread all set. Batting is cut. Pressing is done.
Nov 14: Quilting. I didn't know black would photograph as brown. did you? And quilted. More pics tomorrow.
Nov 15: Final pictures. Will hand deliver to Greensboro on Sunday, Nov. 17th.
This Block of the Month Jelly Roll Quilt was pieced by Donna Roberson
I've seen that Northwoods jelly roll before!!
Every time I scroll down and see this picture I think "What a beautiful quilt!"
PS: I scroll down a lot.
Jan 19: Quilt top arrived & photographed
Jan 23: Prepped & loaded.
Jan 24: Basted.
Jan 25: Quilted. The thread and stitching are virtually invisible so I have made some desperate attempts to show it off anyway.
Jan 26: Final pictures. Can't ship until the icy driveway melts.
Donna's latest quilt.
Nighttime is not the best time
for photographs but I
wanted to get this posted.
This makes quilt #13
to grace the cabin.
Aug 18: I think this quilt arrived today but it may have come in yesterday. Found it in the mailbox late this evening. I want to get this done for Donna before my trip to Greensboro next Saturday (Aug 25).
Aug 21: Everyone in the queue ahead of Donna agreed for me to go ahead with this one today. So far I prepared the backing for loading. While preparing the top, I stopped to do a bit of work on a seam. I spent ages & ages looking for a panto & offered Donna a 1000 choices. Leapin' Lily Pads it is. Loading...loaded...basted. Ready to quilt in the morning.
Aug 22: Quilting. And finished.
This small quilt pieced by Donna Roberson uses the Dogwood Trail fabrics. That's has some tricky points to piece, Donna!!
Dec 24-29 : Got all questions resolved. Back is ready to load.
Dec 31: IQ pattern is worked out & top is ready to load.
Jan 03, 2012: Quilted.
Jan 04: Ready to ship. Need an address.
Donna Roberson has created an adorable quilt that a little girl will not outgrown. How clever is that?
July 23: I am quilting it today & will deliver it to Greensboro tomorrow. Finished!
An absolutely adorable Halloween quilt!!! Donna is making this for her granddaughter.
"Lindsey is 18 soon to be 19. She loves the spooky things. Has worked for several years at one of the big haunted houses in this area. One year she was a zombie and you could hardly recognize her." Lindsey has chosen a batty pattern for her quilt. The detail in the wings makes this a rather dense pattern with 2 1/2 hours of stitching time alone for a 52 x 66 size quilt. By comparison, quilts twice this size with a less dense design take less than 2 hours. That said, this is the perfect pattern for this quilt!!
I just got in two beautiful quilts from Donna Roberson. One is a chain quilt that needs simple block quilting to complete it. The design will be Spider Flower blocks with medium brown thread on top and sage on the back. Donna explains: "The quilt with the circles was the very first one I completed in class with Joanne. I had to quilt it on my home machine. Oh my that was so hard, my machine throat was so small for all that quilt."
Jan 28: Programmed into IQ. I can actually quilt this sideways & thus do less rows!
Jan 30: Done!
Feb 01: Ironing out the creases in the fabric before loading a quilt has multiple advantages as I discovered today. I spotted a small 1/4 in square tear in the backing I would not have seen otherwise. Have Donna's okay to add a small seam across the width of the backing to remove the tear.
Feb 02: Finished!
The other one features fall fabrics. The design will be Acorns & Oak Leaves.
On Saturday, the two quilts I was expecting from Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shoppe arrived. Bright and colorful with beautiful piecing, they will be a joy to do. Both Ashley's Journey quilts were pieced by Donna Roberson.