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November 16, 2017
Quilts and Pineapples from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

This is the customer quilt that I quilted yesterday!  A childhood friend of my brother, hand pieced it.  I think he injured his back years ago and quilts occasionally to stay busy.  As I mentioned, he hand pieced this one.  I also will be doing the binding, which I will work on that today.  That is pretty much all that I have on my schedule for the day.  That will take up pretty much all of my day as I need to trim, square it up, cut and sew the binding by hand. 
As soon as I got that quilted ...

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November 15, 2017
Quilts, Horses, and Kids... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Lot's of quilty goodness!  It's been a few days since I have posted but here ya go....

First off, somehow I miss taking pics of TWO t-shirt quilts!  No clue how I did that but I did.  :(  

Here is a cute tree quilt.  It turned out nice.  I did a small stipple on it with burgundy thread. 
 Another angle...
 A close up...
 This is a panel that I quilted for a lady. 
 Another view...
  I also did this binding by hand...
 Another customer memory quilt.  This was made by the same lady as the 2 t-shirt quilts that ...

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November 8, 2017
3 Quilts in 2 days!!!! from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 I'm on a roll!  LOL!  I've quilted 3 quilts in 2 days!  Technically 2 of them were KING size and one was a baby quilt.  :)  So here we go...

I would have loved to have kept this one!  I love how the sunflowers just pop against that background.  Lot's of stippling on this baby and that makes those sunflowers puff up.  She did an awesome job piecing it.  
 So after quilting on that one most of the day, I then loaded this baby quilt on the longarm.  It only measured 35x45 so it was quick work.  The ...

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November 6, 2017
18 and counting.... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Yesterday I get the binding on that king size quilt finished.  It was hand sewn binding so it took me a while to finish.  So now this quilt is ready to be picked up today.  Shew....
 I got this loaded on the frame and the quilting started.   I will finish it up today.  I don't have to do the binding on this one, just the quilting.  She requested a stipple which is fine with me as I can do that faster than doing a pantograph.  :)  It is being quilting in burgundy thread to match the backing.  This one is ...

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November 5, 2017
Busy Times... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Another customer quilt finished!  :)  This was the king size quilt that I had to piece the 10 yards of flannel backing for.  I love the fabrics used in this one. 
 A pic showing the quilting...
 Last night I did get the binding cut and sewn on by machine and today after Church I will jump in and get the hand sewing done so it can be picked up on Monday.  I haven't been having to do many bindings lately. 

 Friday evening when I went to pick Richard up from work, I stopped by Walmart and picked up a new ...

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November 3, 2017
Longarm Quilting and Life Updates from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Here are the latest customer quilts and then I will give you a life update.  :)  These first two quilts were pieced by the same lady.  The first one is a t-shirt quilt and she wanted a large stipple of both of them.  I've never had a t-shirt quilt pieced like this one.  No stabilizer instead she cut the t-shirt section out and did a zig-zag stitch to the background square. 
 This is the other quilt of hers.  This one was a bit of a bugger to quilt as it was hand pieced from flannel pajama pants so it was ...

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October 31, 2017
Quilts, Gifts, and Veggies from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Yesterday I quilted this KING size quilt.  Sorry it's blurry but it had lots of fun fabrics and a solid purple backing.  I enjoyed quilting it.  I quilted it with a beautiful purple Glide thread. 
I finished up the baby quilt that I had been working on and gifted it on Saturday.  I didn't end up going to the baby shower but I took it and dropped it off at Amy's house early that morning.  This is for her grandbaby.  She took it on to the shower for me.  I'm not going to post pics of ...

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October 24, 2017
I'm on a roll... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Another customer quilt off the longarm!  YAY!  Now on to another...
I enjoyed quilting this one.  She pieced it really well so it was easy to quilt.  The bottom border did have a little fullness but I tried to ease it in as best I could. 
She wanted a simple stipple so that goes rather quickly.  

Today I will am going to try to load another one on the longarm and pick out all of that baby quilt that I botched the other day.  :(  I need it for a gift on Saturday so I don't have much time.  I ...

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October 21, 2017
Another one down... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

My latest customer quilt is finished!  I'll admit this one was trying.  The fabrics were very stretchy.  The customer and I decided that an overall large stipple was best for it.  So many different fabric textures that it was just very stretchy to quilt.  In the end, I think it turned out pretty good.  Sorry the pics are blurry.
Last night I loaded another one on the frame so it is ready to go this morning!  It is a very pretty patchwork.  I'll post pics of it tomorrow.  

Have you ever been in a big hurry and messed ...

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October 18, 2017
Fairs, Festivals and Quilting from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 I finally got my aunt's quilt finished.  Not sure what the name of the pattern is but it's pretty. 
 I still need to clip some threads and bury some knots but I'll do that this morning.  I figure she will pick it up later today.  I used the panto called, "Slick" on it. 
 This past weekend I helped my brother John and SIL, Kellie at a local fair.  He sets up at fairs and festivals in his spare time.  He has a train that he takes kids for rides, a gem mine, cotton candy booth and now ...

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October 4, 2017
Blocks are finished and some baking from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 I got a little more quilting done on this customer quilt.  It belongs to my aunt. 
 Here is a larger photo of it.  I am about halfway through right now.  I hope to finish it up today.  I forgot what she said the name of it was but it's very pretty.
 I also finished piecing ALL 80 of my blocks!  I hope to slowly assemble this between customer quilts.  These blocks are so fast and easy!  A friend of mine used Halloween fabrics in these blocks and it turned out super cute. 
 Today I am going to try to ...

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October 3, 2017
Blocks, Quilts and Cookies from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 I did get a little sewing done for me yesterday!!!  YAY!  I have a couple of blocks pinned above my machine to make sure that I sew them together correctly.  The one on the left is my Garlic Knots and I need to make more of those blocks to get my quilt top a large queen size.  The one on the left is the blocks that I am working on right now.  They are pretty much the same other than the size, one is made from all squares and the other is squares and rectangles.
 This little pile of blocks ...

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October 2, 2017
Customer Quilts and Some Piecing.... from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Here are the blocks that I have been piecing.  I'm just piecing a few here and there between the canning, quilting and just life in general.  

I found these blocks and I had cut them all out a few years ago but had not pieced them.  The pattern is called, "Lattice Bones" and it came out of a quilt magazine.  Weird name really but cute block. 
 I have more of the blocks done than this but I was just throwing them up on the design wall.  The plan is to piece 80 blocks for an 8x10 setting.  I think ...

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September 30, 2017
Life has been busy! from ~ CowgirlQuilter ~

 Sorry that I have been MIA for a while.  Life has just been so busy.  I got a little overwhelmed with all of the canning, quilting and just life in general.  I'll slowly catch you up on it all.

I'll start with a couple of the quilts that I have quilted over the past couple of months.  

This beautiful Dresden...  A family friend and neighbor brought this quilt top by to see if I could quilt it for her  before October 7th.  Her grandson is getting married and she wants to give it as a wedding gift. 
 Doug ...

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September 26, 2017
Motivational Monday - on Tuesday - AGAIN! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I was so out of the loop yesterday that I didn't even remember about Motivational Monday! 

Not such a big deal since I can't show you what I'm working on!

I've almost one half of one quilt sewn together. That's the one with the pieces already cut and the blocks completed.  It won't take long to get that one done and then to be quilted. A job for the weekend. 

The second quilt - well there was an issue with it. I should have contacted the editor but I didn't. I thought I could ...

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