Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday

VA Quilt Museum 
I feel like every week when it gets to Wednesday I am surprised by just how quickly it got here and how little sewing I have done.  Last week my parents and I took off for a visit to the Virginia Quilt Museum.  Along the way we stopped at a bunch of quilt shops and I'll be sure to tell you guys all about that in the near future.  The museum was good and worth the trip-I'm looking forward to going back after they change out the exhibit.

So with all of those hours logged in the car last Thursday and Friday I didn't get a whole lot of sewing done.  I did manage to chain piece part of a section for my turning twenty again quilt.  These will get turned into 4 patches in the next step and then I'll be able to start putting these very large blocks together.

Saturday I did manage to meet up with the long arm who had my two quilts.  I typically use someone in Elizabeth City, NC where I grew up but she has been having trouble with her machine lately so I ventured out and tried someone new.  It was an adventure to say the least.  I love the quilting that she did on these but the fact that she is a smoker has turned me off a lot.  So I'm not sure that I'll be using her again in the future.  If anyone knows of any good long arm quilters would you please do me a favor a leave a comment with their info?  I have a few names I have been seeing popping up over on Instagram lately but shipping cost back and forth is also a concern for me.  I know the easiest solution would be to just bit the bullet and learn to quilt them myself on my domestic machine.  So if you have good tips on making that less scary I'd love to hear those too.

I guess that's it for me.  I did just finish sewing the binding on my Swoon quilt last night so look for finished photos of that one soon.  Still debating binding options for Complications so that one may be just a little longer.  Head on over to Lee's and see what everyone else is up to.


  1. The smoker would be a deal breaker for me, too. I'd suggest going to a local quilt guild or shop and ask about long armers in your area. Or visit a local guild show and see who is doing a lot of quilting. I know in our show, the same names come up over and over.
    I don't quilt anything bed size on my domestic machine. I'm comfortable with smaller sizes only.

  2. I've seen the sign for that museum...and always wanted to stop...but just never have...

    Your quilt is pretty!

    ~Have a lovely day!

  3. I quilt my quilts on a domestic machine, and its really not this scary, maybe at the beginning, but if you get the hang of it, its really fast, you could try it with smaller quilts first and move to bigger once.


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