Sunday, June 24, 2012

Quilting by Checkbook

This morning as I was clicking away through Google Reader, catching up on some of the many blogs I follow, I came across the newest blog post by Ami (rhymes with salami) Simms.  It is called “It’s Not Your Fault: 10 Excuses For A Rotten Running Stitch” and it’s very funny as her writing always is.  The last sentence in her post is what really spoke to me. 

I have done some hand quilting, and would like to do more, but generally I machine quilt my quilts using my ancient Handiquilter.  I also like to do some free-motion quilting on my Brother PQ 1500 (have I mentioned lately how much I love that machine).  But sometimes “Quilting by Checkbook” is the right solution. 

Here is my latest “Quilting by Checkbook” quilt. 

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The quilting was made last summer at my annual retreat in Las Vegas.  It was a mystery taught by my sister Melinda but designed by Debbie Caffrey.  I really wanted to complete it and have it ready for show-and-tell in Last Vegas this year so having my friend Sue quilt it was definitely the right thing to do. 

I have also promised many different people that I would make a YouTube video showing my binding techniques.  Hopefully with the help of my granddaughter Emily I will get that accomplished this week using this quilt to show some of my techniques.  Stay tuned.

Enjoy,

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4 comments:

  1. Stunning quilt Robin. Quilting by checkbook also helps you get more done. Nothing wrong with that.

    Congratulations on another beautiful finish!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  2. She did a great job, as usual. What color thread did she use? I couldn't tell. Love the quilt.

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  3. That is one awesome quilt!

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  4. Great quilt Robin. Sue does such great work. I'm happy to quilt with my checkbook sometimes, too.

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