1/03/2007

A Friend



You aren't going to believe this: a friend who very recently acquired this beautiful longarm setup:


let me come over today to quilt one of my UFOs. I can't describe what a thrill it was to use that glorious machine and to get a quilt that much closer to completion. Can you believe somebody being that generous??


Can you see my freehand feathers? I tell you, I was made to do machine quilting :-) .



The quilt pattern is Hula Huts, which was featured on a Simply Quilts and is on the HGTV website. I'm very fond of the crazy thing, but it is true that the color scheme got a little busy. This was something I had to work on in the early quilting years (like two years ago).

18 comments:

Angie said...

I love your Houses, Karen!! And aren't you lucky, to know someone that has a LA AND is so generous!! I know it must have been lots of fun to try it out...and your free-motion feathers are great!

Libby said...

What a fun treat to spend the day with a friend and using the long arm. The quilting it great -- I must agree, you were born to be a long armer *s* Looks great.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Cute quilt, Karen. Your friend is an Angel to let you use her machine! And, you did a wonderful job!

joyce said...

Lucky lucky you to get to try a long arm. And you did a great job! I love your houses.

Mary said...

How fun! I had my bee group over once and we all played on the longarm - it was always fun for me to have someone else playing with me.

You did a great job - will you get to go back over and play?

Sandra said...

wow! If that's your first attempt at using the longarm, then you WERE made for it :-)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

How wonderful and fun for you! I'd say you and that machine make great feathers together!!! How nice of your friend to share. Your quilt is very nice and I bet you are excited to have it almost finished now.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Helen said...

What a luscious looking machine and what a fantastic friend. Lucky you! Love the quilt. I remember seeing that episode of simply quilts. The guest was Lisa Boyer(spelling?)

pamina said...

Congratulations for this first try ! Beautiful. Now, you know that you can be an excellent long arm quilter !

Screen Door said...

How cool!!! You've done so well first time around. Great friend...

The Calico Cat said...

You lucky dog! I love how the sky in you huts gets darker - just like watching the sunset...

Hmm my houses quilt did not make it onto my "list"... (I plan to do "cat houses" - apparently it is just that, only a plan.)

Patti said...

Aha! Another person who has discovered the joy of a longarm. So will we find you the happy owner of one yourself before too long? Don't say never - that's what I always said because I was absolutely positive (1) I had no room for it, and (2) I could never afford it. I learned where there is a will there is a way. I agree - if that's how well you did on your very first try then you are definitely a born longarmer!

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Dawn said...

Oh you are so lucky to get to play! And your hula huts is wonderful all done up! I can't believe that is your first try! I tried one at a show once and I did AWFUL!

Carol said...

I believe you are right, you were born to do machine quilting! You did beautifully.

Nancy said...

What a great friend indeed! And looks like you did a wonderful job.

Tonya R said...

Fun quilt - doesn't look busy to me!

Tonya R said...

Fun quilt - doesn't look busy to me!

Vintage Collage & Quilts said...

Your quilting is wonderful! Have you ever used a longarm before? Love the hula & anything with feathers.