The Quilting is Finished!

@Morleyhunt (20475)
Canada
September 14, 2018 6:26am CST
Yesterday was my date with Lolah! The day started at 9:00 AM with my behemoth quilt being loaded onto Lolah (the long arm quilt machine). The quilting pattern had been selected ahead of time and I was confident in my thread choice. Let the sewing begin. Three hours of steady sewing later, the quilt was ready to be removed from Lolah....pictures taken and then a lunch break. A second quilt was mounted and quilted in the afternoon (more about that quilt later). Last night I did the sewing machine portion of binding the quilt and now I'm hand sewing the back, Photos of the completed quilt will be available tomorrow (weather permitting!)
My latest project was suggested to me by my cousin. We were getting together this past weekend to celebrate my fathers 90th birthday. For this quilt we need a...
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@LadyDuck (171658)
• Switzerland
14 Sep
It looks beautiful. I can imagine that it's not easy to use the big long arm quilt machine.
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@Morleyhunt (20475)
• Canada
14 Sep
I don't have room for one....can't afford to buy one either. It's convenient for me to use the one at the local quilt shop. The only problem is it's booked far in advance,
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@LadyDuck (171658)
• Switzerland
15 Sep
@Morleyhunt I imagine that many people use that one, I suppose they are very expensive.
@Morleyhunt (20475)
• Canada
16 Sep
@LadyDuck they are very expensive. The one I lust after costs around $20,000. Unless I win a lottery (I never buy tickets) it's not going to happen.
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@yoalldudes (2522)
• Philippines
14 Sep
Lookinf forward to the picture of the quilt.Can quilting be done manually? Yours seem to be sophisticated.
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@Morleyhunt (20475)
• Canada
14 Sep
Ive quilts many quilts totally by hand, but this quilt was large and had many, many small pieces, making the hand quilting much more difficult. The long arm quilt machine was available, so I took advantage of the opportunity.
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• Philippines
14 Sep
@Morleyhunt I would love to make my own quilt proj3ct. And i'm glad it can be done manually. I hope it's not too hard for a beginner like me. Yes it was smart for you to grab the opportunity.
@arunima25 (6771)
• Bangalore, India
15 Sep
It's so beautiful. Gorgeous patterns. I am waiting for the picture of second one.
@Morleyhunt (20475)
• Canada
16 Sep
The photo of the entire quilt was posted last night.
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@arunima25 (6771)
• Bangalore, India
16 Sep
@Morleyhunt I will check for it. I missed it.
@marguicha (100518)
• Chile
15 Sep
It is very beautiful! I feel this is more than a craft. This is an art.
@Morleyhunt (20475)
• Canada
16 Sep
Thank you. I just enjoy it. I also love sharing them with others.
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@marguicha (100518)
• Chile
16 Sep
@Morleyhunt It is much too beautiful!!!
@DWDavis (13108)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
14 Sep
The quilt looks great. I can hardly wait to see it laid out complete.
@Morleyhunt (20475)
• Canada
16 Sep
The finished quilt was photographed on the clothesline yesterday morning and shared in my most recent discussion. (Last night.)
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@DWDavis (13108)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
16 Sep
@Morleyhunt I will definitely go take a look.
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@andriaperry (56707)
• United States
14 Sep
question, does there have to be a certain quilt pattern? or can you just hand sew any design? I have a few patchwork tops I made many years ago I need to quilt.
@Morleyhunt (20475)
• Canada
14 Sep
I get to choose the pantograph I want to use. I could also free motion quilt, but so far I've liked using one of their 100's of pantos.
• United States
14 Sep
That is a beautiful quilt and red is my favorite color.
@Morleyhunt (20475)
• Canada
14 Sep
It has enough red as well as enough white to make it a very visually appealing quilt.
@xiaolisu (2336)
• China
14 Sep
it's a summer quilt
@Morleyhunt (20475)
• Canada
14 Sep
Not really. I've used wool for the batting.
@marlina (76837)
• Canada
14 Sep
It looks like you had a great date with Lolah. Beautiful quilt.
@Morleyhunt (20475)
• Canada
14 Sep
Thank you. I'm looking forward to finishing and taking a picture of the finished quilt out on my clothesline,
@UncleJoe (10645)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
14 Sep
I was wondering what you do with all those wonderful quilts but being that far North I suppose they are all on your bed.
@Morleyhunt (20475)
• Canada
14 Sep
I've given many away. I've sold a few....my bed has some serious covers.....my guest bed is also appropriately weighed down. The last completed quilt was donated to our local senior's facility to raise funds for a serenity garden. I hope that the funds raised are substantial.
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@tammys85 (11382)
• United States
15 Sep
It looks great so far!
@KrauseHome (35526)
• United States
15 Sep
This is so pretty. Love the colors and the design.
@Aquitaine24 (1361)
• San Jose, California
15 Sep
That is very beautiful.I like traditional quilt designs
@Icydoll (23596)
• India
14 Sep
Very beautiful quilt... well done my dear friend
@Daelii (5830)
• United States
14 Sep
I can't wait to see it! I'm a beginner at sewing! I've seen people talk about using long arms in groups but not sure what it does exactly!
@snowy22315 (51352)
• United States
14 Sep
It is a beautiful quilt..I am jealous. I don't like to sew and am bad at math so sadly, quilting is out for me.
@Juliaacv (32566)
• Canada
14 Sep
That is quite nice-good keepsake of our 150 years as a country and a great way to spend a morning.
@dodoazo (21035)
• Philippines
14 Sep
What a wonderful quilt you did with Lolah.
@vsai2008 (9464)
• India
14 Sep
The picture looks super good. Eagerly waiting for your finished project.