Friday, July 29, 2016

Dog Days of Summer

With the way too too hot triple digits this week
other than a few hours in the mornings the studio is closed! 
90 degrees IN the studio is too hot for me and the computer !!! 
Sorry, no quilts were harmed or quilted this week

Longarm quilting has been put on ice! 
Stay cool, next week's forecast is back in the 'cool' 90s 
Enjoy your weekend
Tot Ziens, Jo

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Modern yet traditional for Dorrie

A Modern Maple Leaf quilt 
Made with large HST blocks which make up four maple leaves. 

We decided that the quilting needed to reflect the same... traditional yet modern. 
Sew the quilting has straight line combined with feathers 
split between the HSTs as well as the solid blocks. 

The feathers came together in a nice mirrored design in the center of the quilt 
which was one of our goals for this quilt.  
I also quilted the feathers on all of the edges of the quilt 
to create a scallop effect. It worked out great!

Great fabrics! 

A second quilt for Dorrie...

This quilt is made from a Jaybird pattern named Hugs & Kisses 

This quilt has a very different feel with a soft pallet of fabrics in pinks. 
Mostly prints with roses so...

this one is quilted with Zen Roses
Pink thread, wool batting and a pink backing.

A very sweet romantic quilt 
Thank you Dorrie! 

Dorrie and I took the same classes at Sister's this month 
for A Quilter's Affair. We had so much fun. Both classes were wonderful! 
One with Scott Hansen of Blue Nickle Studios and another from 
John Q. Adams aka Quilt Daddy

More on the quilts we made later :0) 
Enjoy your weekend 
Stay cool! Tot ziens, Jo

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Custom for Janie using new longarm tools!

Janie made this cute little applique quilt

With lots of little HSTs! Great fabric choices and color :0)

Simply quilted with Garden Party in the borders and corner stones. 
Scrolls added in the sashing and cross hatch with outlining in the blocks.  
Love the loft with wool batting from Quilter's Dream :0) 
Threads are from Superior.

Got a chance to use my new crosshatch ruler for this quilt 
as well as for Judy's applique quilt.

The ruler is attached to a new dead bar with a groove in it 
so I can move the ruler from side to side.
And... my zero center tape fits on it!!! Yea

Here the angle is set at 45 degrees. There are more options. 
It's really nice and stable to have the long ruler that is anchored at the dead bar 
and long enough to rest on the belly bar. 

Here you can see my new extension bars as well! These are the new ones from Innova 
that have the power buttons added to each handle. Big improvement over using 
my mountain bike climbing handle bars!!! 

It's good to have new toys tools :0) 

Thank you Janie 
Tot ziens, Jo

Friday, July 15, 2016

Back to Quilting

Back from Sisters. A Quilter's Affair was so much fun taking classes from John Q. Adams aka Quilt Dad and a second with Scott Hansen of Blue Nickle Studios. Actually finished Pacific Crest to a flimsy, the quilt from John's class before leaving Sisters. Working on Painted Forest from Scott's class. What a fun quilt! Both of them were so much fun to meet!

Also met Lori of Humble Quilts on Friday at the high school during our lunch break. There is a pic of the two of us on her blog post here. That was fun! Sadly, didn't see each other at the show. Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show was amazing. I have lots of pix to share along with quilts made in classes, will post them on my personal blog Ramblin' Rows

Meanwhile it's back to work this week! Almost finished is Judy J's quilt pictured above. The 2015 BOM for The Quilt Show. Will be completed by end of day and then it's off to Good Times Weekend! Three of us are starting Gypsy Wife, it's going to be girl time!

Enjoy your weekend!
Tot Ziens, Jo

Friday, July 1, 2016

Holiday Week ahead!!!

Wishing everyone a fun and safe 4th of July celebration
with family and friends!

Moonbear Designs & Quilting will be closed for the holiday weekend, 
 next week and the following weekend. 
The studio will be open again on July 11

Why ? 
One word... 

 Total Newbie... I have never been! 
It will be an experience :0)
Thank you Pam

Looking forward to some time off from the 'sweat shop'...
literally with triple digits all week, summer is here! 
Enjoy your holiday weekend 
Happy Fourth of July

Please be courteous...
fireworks are detrimental to humans with PTSD 
especially our combat troops
and to dogs. Thank you!

Tot ziens, Jo

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