|An Old Tyme Quilt Barn by Cheryl Bartley|
As I take stock of the completed quilts I made during 2012, I am quite pleased with my little ol' self. I completed nine quilts and two quilt tops. That's pretty darn good for me!
To make these quilts, I enlisted the help of two special characters - Thor and Big Red. I started the year off quilting by hand, but made a decision during the year to take the plunge, buying two new machines. I wanted to speed up the process of quilting, so I could get more quilts done.
Thor, my Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 850, is a wonderful machine that I bought used from a friend. (Thank you, Dolly!) I used Thor for a number of months as I learned how to free-motion quilt.
As my skill level increased, though, I realized that I needed a few more bells and whistles not offered on the Viking, like the thread cutter and automatic tension. So, I purchased Big Red, a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 7700 QCP (used less than one year by the original owner). He came to me already donned "Big Red". This puppy can purr!
Here's a review of the nine quilts I finished in 2012.
Scrappy Bear Claw Quilt
This quilt was machine pieced and hand quilted. This double-size quilt sits on our guest bed upstairs. Here's a picture of the Scrappy Bear Claw back, showing the quilting detail.
Cassie's Nine Patch Quilt
"When life throws you scraps, make a quilt."--Unknown