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. 


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.




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

    Congratulations on another beautiful finish!


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

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


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