String Quilt in Progress

by Nicole

Thanks to everyone who chimed in about life with a longarm machine. I was glad to see that I wasn’t alone in fantasizing about having one. Like most of you, budget and space are my main concerns. It boggles my mind to think of the machine costing as much as a car. And since my sewing studio doubles as a guest room, we’d have to find another place to put grandma when she comes to visit.

In the meantime, I’m stitching up another string quilt. This one will be a sample for a class I’ll be teaching at Thimble Pleasures in January. I’m really excited about teaching this class! I’ll share more on this later…
Here’s a sneak peek. 
More to come soon…
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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Jeanette November 15, 2012 - 1:17 am

So pretty, you have such eye pleasing taste in both fabric choice and pattern. Did you finish the other quilt on time?

West Michigan Quilter November 15, 2012 - 1:46 am

You amaze me on what you can do with your sewing machine. Who needs a long arm? You do beautiful quilting. I wish I could master my machine like you do.

MB in MI November 15, 2012 - 1:51 am

LOL when I read the grandma commment! The quilt (and quilting!) is wonderful πŸ™‚

Tessa Marie November 15, 2012 - 1:58 am

This is going to be another gorgeous quilt! Have you considered a sit down quilting machine like the Baby Lock Tiara or HQ Sweet Sixteen? Still not cheap, but a lot less than a big longarm and takes up less room.

Carla November 15, 2012 - 2:21 am

Your quilting looks fabulous Nicole!

Lisa Lisa November 15, 2012 - 4:04 am

I love the quilting you did on this! So cool that you're teaching a class πŸ™‚

Beth November 15, 2012 - 4:33 am

I love the quilting design!

Pomegranate Quilts November 15, 2012 - 5:01 am

Confession: I am not such a string piecing lover. But this. This! Is purely beautiful. GREAT colours, it is just glowing!

Heidi Staples November 15, 2012 - 5:23 am

It looks lovely! What a great color scheme!

Jenniffier Kramer November 15, 2012 - 5:29 am

Great quilting design.

Debbie November 15, 2012 - 6:55 am

Beautiful quilting, Nicole! Your class sounds like great fun!

Annabella November 15, 2012 - 9:08 am

Gorgeous quilting…glad grandma still has her bed!

Gemma@prettybobbins November 15, 2012 - 10:05 am

Lovely quilting! How come everything you post about is gorgeous? πŸ™‚ I'm sure grandma wouldn't mind the sofa πŸ˜‰

Katy Cameron November 15, 2012 - 12:46 pm

Love that colour combo and the quilting! As for grandma, the garage? ;o)

Becky November 15, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Your FMQ-ing is beautiful! You certainly are getting by quite well, despite no long arm. I'm looking at a Janome MC 6600 right now. But I do have a friend who is all ready to rent a machine, and I hope to go with her when she does to see how it works. Even renting, I have to pay for a class, then a per hour rate… Cheaper than buying, but not as cheap as using my regular machine. But as you know, it's a work out…

Susan November 15, 2012 - 4:26 pm

This is beautiful!

Lori November 15, 2012 - 5:43 pm

I love your FMQ! I really need to work on that. I also dream of having a longarm quilting machine but the cost is absolutely crazy! At this point in our lives I just can't justify spending that kind of money. But maybe someday … a girl can dream!

Nita November 15, 2012 - 5:56 pm

Hi, popping over from WIP Wednesday :). Did you do that beautiful quilting on your sewing machine? I will be buying a new machine soon, with learning to do machine quilting on it. I want to get really really good at swirls and feathers. πŸ™‚

Anna C. November 15, 2012 - 7:09 pm

Hi Nicole,
I live in Carrboro and go to Thimble Pleasures all the time! So what class are you teaching? I read your blog and think your quilts are very pretty!

Fankle November 15, 2012 - 10:40 pm

I loved reading about the long arm machines too πŸ™‚ Dont think we have access to any in the West Coast of Scotland but I'd love to have a go of one!

Terry Aske Art Quilts November 16, 2012 - 5:06 am

Love the colors and the quilting!

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