Monday, June 7, 2021

 LONG ARM QUILTING SERVICES


Island Creations by Louise is now offering Long Arm Quilting Services!!!


You can bring your finished tops to us when we are open 

(Please see Classroom Happenings tab for our current hours)

We are trying to stay with a three week turn round at this time.


Most quilts can be quilted for .02 cents per square inch


Call Louise at 401-323-0255 with any questions or for further details


Monday, February 8, 2021

Personal Challenge

 Or what’s in the box????

I found this box while cleaning out lately. 

It was labeled on the front - January 2005   

So I opened it 

This is what I found  

Five basket blocks completed,


Materials cut and ready for pink baskets,


Materials cut and ready for the remaining blue baskets 

The rest of the scraps and materials for the Borders and binding  


Not remembering what quilt project the box contained gave me a pleasant surprise. 

Now the plan  

35 blocks are in the quilt. I have five completed.

That leaves 30, if my math is correctšŸ˜Š

So one block a day for the next thirty days and...

Voila! A quilt top!

Let’s hope I succeed!

Louise, on the island, planning a project 

 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Waiting

 It is difficult to wait sometimes. 

But wait  we do. 

I am waiting for a take out sandwich right now and listening to my stomach protest the lack of food. 

So while I wait I will share the latest pictures. 


On the long arm is my teal fence rail. 
Made from four one yard pieces cut into two and a half Inch strips. 
I made this quite awhile ago and am finally getting it quilted. 
It is quilt number 90 that has been done on the Bernina Q24.


Carol’s Scrappy Sampler was a block of the month from the Quilted Crow in Bolton Massachusetts 
 Carol was stitching down the binding when I took this picture 


A close up of the quilting on the teal fence rail quilt. 
The pattern is called “Triangle Maze” and was purchased from Urban Elementz. 


Jo-Anne’s Star Table topper just off the long arm. 
Quilt number 91!

Food is ready!

Louise, heading home to the island to eat!


Thursday, October 15, 2020

On the Design Wall

Sometimes you just have to give in and put a quilt on the design wall and finish it!

My “ Narragansett Blues” quilt ( pattern by Bonnie Hunter) has been in a basket for a few years. The basket has traveled from home to my studio more recently but in the past, to Bedford Pennsylvania for classes with Bonnie Hunter, and the back home again and to North Kingstown for classes with Bonnie Hunter and then back home again. 

This basket has really traveled!


So when I recently moved it around the studio for the third time in one day, I decided it was time to be completed so the basket could be emptied!

So here it is on the machine with a row being added to the left side of the quilt top. 


Here is the center section of the quilt on the design wall. 

I am hoping to have the left and center section sewn together and completed today. 

Let’s see how I do 

Louise, not on the island (but at the studio) today, trying to finish this project!



Tuesday, October 13, 2020

100 Blocks in 100 Days


It is complete!

The “Make the Cut” sew along began July 1, 2020.

It went for 100 days.

Each day I sewed one block and posted it on Instagram.

Finally it is complete!

We quilted it on Saturday.

All that remains to do is the binding.

100 blocks in 100 days and a quilted top by day 105!

Maybe 2020 isn’t so bad after all, if it means I can finish a quilt like this!

You know, nothing pulling at me to get done and lots of time to quilt.

Otherwise,  .....






And I will say it again - 

It is COMPLETE 

(Except for the binding)

Louise, on the island, trying to find some dark blue for the binding.