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July 1, 2014
An Interview with Angela Huffman from Terificreations's Weblog

This will be the first interview ever that I will issue a spew warning. As you begin reading Angela’s interview please, I’m pleading with you, do not have coffee, water, wine, margaritas, tea (iced, hot, cold or chai), lattes, cappuccino, milk or orange juice in  your mouth. I can not be held responsible for new phones (landlines, cell phones, smart phones, tablets, kindles, nooks), laptops and/or sewing machines especially those new computerized ones because they cost more than a car and buying a new car is not on my agenda this week.

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April 26, 2014
Too many WIPs - Progress report from Elvispeth

I became a finisher.
Now, I have returned to my earlier self and procrastinate.
I started to piece some drunkards path blocks - I want to make two lap quilts for a couple of friends, but I'm wavering on the layouts. Here are some possibilities. I might make them mirror images, one with the dark quarter circles and the other with the light. Any ideas?

Matchy matchy
Not matchy

The start of a mirror image
I need to commit to a couple of things, one of which is to finish stuff before I start anything else. Other current WIPs are ...

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April 10, 2014
APQ Tone it Down QAL - Flimsy finish from Elvispeth

Hooray, it is done.  The top section really isn't darker than the bottom section.  I think this is just shadow from under the house.

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March 29, 2014
APQ Tone it Down quilt - blocks 15 and 16 - hooray! from Elvispeth

Only four left to make!  I've started to put up some of the sashing that I originally cut up.

That blue sashing at the top right might have to go.

Even after I make the last four blocks, I've still go heaps of little nine patches to make - there's only one up so far, but it is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I think this will be a very pretty quilt.  Not sure if I should give it away or keep it for myself.

Hexagons so far for my not GMFG really quilt.  These ...

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March 26, 2014
APQ tone it down blocks 13 & 14 WIP from Elvispeth

I've snuck in a bit of sewing during the week and this WIP is for two blocks for the tone it down quilt, not for the quilt itself :-(

Block 13 has two seams left to sew. I knew this one would be problematic, as the fabric for the centre of the block is a bit light in value. I had to try and use low value fabrics that wouldn't compete with the main colour. I think it's turned out alright.

For block 14, all the little bits are sewn together, but there's still a fair bit ...

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March 23, 2014
APQ Tone it Down - blocks eleven and twelve from Elvispeth

I had a big sewing session last night and this morning.  Blocks eleven and twelve are now done - It takes about four solid hours of sewing to complete two blocks - that is with most of the pieces already cut.

Blocks so far...

I've also completed a few more flowers for my hexi quilt.  I only make these on the train, down at the dog park and at night time if I watch a bit of telly.  These hexis have one inch sides, excluding the seam allowance, and I've been sewing them together with a running stitch.  This is ...

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March 8, 2014
TGIFF flimsy from Elvispeth

I'm not sure if it counts as a finish, but the lap sized flimsy for my sister's husband is done.  Have to baste it and quilt it now.  Fred is still watching those kangaroos.

I've also started to sew together my unsuccessful low volume quilt that has no purpose.  Four seams left to sew and then I might get around to quilting it.

No progress on the APQ Tone it down QAL, as I need to finish these first.

I've crocheted another floor rug, but no pics here.

Now that I have nothing left to do ...

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March 1, 2014
APQ QAL Tone it down - blocks nine and ten! from Elvispeth

Halfway there!  (excluding the sashing and nine patch cornerstones).

Blocks 8 and 9

Ten down and ten to go

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February 26, 2014
APQ Tone it down QAL - Blocks seven and eight from Elvispeth

Whew!  I've done blocks seven and eight now, as well as finished the flimsy for my sister's husband.

Here are blocks seven and eight - I'm not sure which is which, as I am piecing two at a time, to save a bit of time.  I'm linking up with Lee for WIP Wednesday.  Check out everyone's WIPs!

This one's a bit the same as some others

The circle is much more prominent that the cross on this one - never mind.
All eight blocks so far
Pictures of ...

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February 18, 2014
APQ quilt along - blocks five and six from Elvispeth

Sorry about the rotten colour.  My camera likes to dull everything down, especially at night.

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February 14, 2014
WIP Wednesday and a Friday finish from Elvispeth

Percy's back

Whoo hoo. I finally finished quilting and binding the peacock quilt last week. This weekend, I gave it a wash and............ colour bleed from the orange!!!!!! Washed it again with Dylon Runaway which mostly, but not completely, worked.
This one will be off to Canberra next week.
Proud Percy

My other finish was a rag rug for the back landing, made from op shop sheets. I've already started another one with the rest of the sheets, but these colours don't go with anything in the house. They do seem to work with the peacock!

WIPs ...

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Tone it down - block 4 from Elvispeth

Another block done - only 16 to go.

Block 4

Block so far and some blocks in waiting

Block 3 again - the last shot wasn't very clear

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December 3, 2013
Beginning Longarm Quilting Class this Saturday Dec 7 in Louisville from Quilted Joy

Every new and used machine purchased from APQS comes with a free Beginning Longarm Quilting class. This class is comprehensive and incredibly valuable. We will cover tension, thread choice, batting choice, multiple ways to load a quilt, how to set up a pantograph, how to realign a pantograph for subsequent rows, how to deal with problem quilt tops and touch on very basic custom quilting as well as maintenance and some business topics.

APQS Millennium Louisville

GooseyGirl quilting her 2012 Competition Quilt

This class will be taught this Saturday, Dec 7 at the APQS showroom in Louisville, Ky from 10-4pm. It is mainly ...

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November 29, 2013
Black Friday Weekend Longarm Machine Sale! from Quilted Joy


Shirtings Quilt APQS

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11/29/13 Act Now – Limited Inventory

APQS is selling our late model used machines. These machines have been factory certified and include an 8 year warranty compared to our standard 1 year used machine warranty. It’s an awesome sale!

Available Machines:

2012 Used Freedom SR with Standard Table – (M Bobbin)

(10, 12, or 14 foot table)

Includes Quilt Glide

Includes Motorized Fabric Advance

8 year warranty

Machine Value $14,000 – Sale Price – $12,300


2012 Used Millennium with Standard Table – (M Bobbin)

(10, 12, or 14 foot table)

Includes Quilt Glide

Includes Motorized Fabric Advance ...

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November 17, 2013
APQS Road Show in Louisville Dec 14 from Quilted Joy


Whether you want to earn money quilting for others, or you just want to proudly say, “I made this quilt from start to finish!”, this free seminar is the place to be if you don’t currently own a longarm quilting machine! Come and test-drive each model firsthand to find the perfect fit for you and your quilting goals. What better way to discover how a longarm can make your quilting more fun, fulfilling, and even profitable? Our machines make are not only simple and easy to use… they are simple and easy to learn. Call today and reserve your ...

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November 7, 2013
Really Wonky Top Ten List – Fall Quilt Market through Roxane’s Eyes from C&T Publishing Blog

Rashida-and-Melody-on-AirplaneHere’s Roxane Cerda, C&T Publishing’s Acquisition Editor, to present her Top Ten (and just a few more) List from the Fall 2013 Quilt Market. Though Fall Market seemed to start out a bit shaky (don’t even ask how many rough starts I heard about) the show turned out to be one of my favorites. It [...]

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February 21, 2010
Charlotte's Crown from Art Quiltz

Just completed for Judy's "Sewing and Fabric" in the Summit Town Center. Now I have to rewrite the instructions to sell the pattern. Everyone loves the smaller one in her store, but I am not so sure about the colors. I like this one much better. Will offer the pattern here too as soon as it is completed. The quilting was done with an APQS and Hartley Fence.

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Quilts from Art Quiltz

Wow, been a long time. I have been so busy with the holidays, and trying out my new Millie, by APQSAttached are a few photos of the completed quilts.

Roger and I spent the morning cleaning the pottery and other items above the kitchen cabinets. You can surely tell he is an engineer; all items were put back in a line. No artistic talent is his bones.

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