Category Archives: HQ Avante

Free Motion Quilting

I spent a bit of time practicing some free motion work earlier this week. I’m not really over the moon about any of these.  I was trying to come up with a good idea for quilting my pillow top for … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home!

We had a wonderful week but it is always good to come home! I left my lattice quilt on the frame so I would have something ready to go when I got back. I haven’t fully dealt with mail, laundry, and … Continue reading

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Custom Quilting

Good Morning! I started quilting the small quilt made with leftovers from the sister quilt this week.  I got it loaded and then it spent several days just sitting there. I just could not decide how to quilt this one. … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday ~ Borders

Progress continues on the 16 Patch. The borders for this were not easy! Wanda suggested that I have the birds going in the same directional the way around the quilt. This idea allowed me to keep this little strip of … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday

I finally started quilting the sister quilt. As soon as I got the first row of the pantograph done, I was regretting it. I chose a very tight panto for this one and it was not for the faint of … Continue reading

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Grafitti Practice

 The other day I mentioned that I had a plan for these threads. My plan was to practice some Grafitti quilting. This term was coined by a fabulous young quilter named Karlee Porter. If you haven’t seen her work, take a … Continue reading

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Playing Around

I’ve  been wanting to try quilting on silk. I went to JoAnns yesterday to look at some but decided it was way too pricy for just playing around! Yikes! So I went home and found some random bits of fabric … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday

I am so pleased with my finish this week! It will be a gift for Daughter #2. I decided from the beginning that this was the perfect piece to try out some graffiti quilting on. So beware of picture overload. … Continue reading

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Finish it up Friday

I finished the 16 patch last night! Prepare for lots of pictures and very few words. I’m tired today! Here goes. This quilt passed the snuggle test and eagle eye of my little Quilt Inspector. A few details: I used … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday

Thank you all for the kind comments on my quilting this week! With family here, I am woefully behind on responding to comments but I read and appreciate each one. I am not ripping any stitches, this is another learning … Continue reading

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