Sunday, March 23, 2014

After 2 years it finally got quilted!

The big stuff!
Set up and ready to roll!!
I went back over my posts and found the finished quilt top for Impromptu (by Rachel Griffith) on April 1, 2012! (Is that a long time for a quilting turnover?? Well this is kind of a combo post because it has to start with the Beast arriving at my house! My beloved bought me a long arm!!! And I had to somewhere find a place for it in the shoe box we live in!! LOL  It is set up! We had to get rid of our over sized furniture (and are awaiting smaller furniture never mind the lawn chairs set up in our living room!)
I decided to try my hand at it! Gonna be honest.... I have NEVER used a long arm before!! But I am in love with my monster and have no complaints!

I did an all over loopy on the white and tried my hand at a few different things on the squares! I did flowery clam shells and spirals and geometric triangles and squares (I have to say I REALLY like how they turned out and cannot WAIT to try a whole quilt in them!!)
 I just love all the textures! And I am over the moon at how it turned out! I know there are a LOT of pics, but I tell you I just couldn't decide on just one (or three!)

Thanks for stopping by friends! Hope to see you all soon!
Till then...
Quilt on!


  1. congratulations!!! i see a TON of creative fun in your future!

  2. How fun! I'm full of questions....How will you keep those kiddos away from it? Are planning to get good enough to quilt for other people? What kind did you get and how did you decide which one? Did you have lessons? Can't wait to see what you quilt.

  3. Congrats what fun! I had not touched a long arm before I got mine as well, and still no complaints and not sorry one bit. Can't wait to see all the beautiful works of art that you and your beast make!

  4. Congrats and you are going to have fun now!! What kind is it? Thanks for sharing.
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  5. Congrats, Josie!!!
    Your quilt looks fabulous!!!