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July 3, 2019
One More Charity Finish... from Val's Quilting Studio

One more finish for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.
 This quilt top was sent to me from a fellow quilter to finish for the project.  
I love the rainbow of Kaffe fabrics against the crisp white background don't you! 

I found a purple patterned backing and had enough left over to use it for the binding too.
The rainbow of happy colors reminded me of a flower garden so I used a pantograph of butterflies fluttering along for the quilting pattern using a white King Tut Superior thread: 
I plan to machine sew the binding down tonight, pop the ...

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June 20, 2019
A Charity Finish.... from Val's Quilting Studio

This fun quilt top was sent to me awhile ago as a donation to the Carolina Quilt Project.
I quilted it using a circular pantograph which I think complimented the geometric fabric patterns.
The binding was done in a solid black.
I have this little guy here for a week of Grammy Camp and plan to get the binding sewn down during our quiet afternoon movie time (no more naps when are five!). Then in the mail it goes. 
Enjoying summer, grand guy fun and a little bit of sewing.

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June 6, 2019
Summer Quilting.... from Val's Quilting Studio

Good thing about having an empty studio is having plenty of room to prep quilts....
We have an Open House to promote our house sale this weekend, and I plan to keep my long-arm up until our house does sell. With that said, I plan to use my summer sew time to quilt the two charity quilts I have committed to and the few finished tops I do have before I take down my long-arm for an upcoming extended period of time. I did finish quilting my Anne Downs yesterday and just need to bind it before I share it ...

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May 10, 2019
Remarkable Quilters Share Their Talents in the Latest UQSM Show from Quilter Chic

Inside: Fabulous quilts from 2019’s UQSM quilt show.

We have an annual quilt show in Salt Lake City, UQSM (or Utah Quilting & Sewing Marketplace.) It is a world-class show featuring machine quilting from all over the world. My name for it is My Annual I Am Not Worthy show! I bow down in humility to these amazing and talented quilters, and by the Best of Show quilt, I’m ready to lay down on the ground and worship! But more about that one later.

The quilts are much more stunning in person, but I hope you enjoy this virtual ...

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February 27, 2019
Lizzi is hibernating..... from Val's Quilting Studio

Changes in my job this year; 
Changes in my husband's work schedule; find my long-arm left in hibernation. 
The changes are all pretty exciting really.
 At work, I love the independence and freedom in my job as a mentor and reading specialist. I certainly do not have to worry about getting my 10,000 steps in each day.  I seem to always be on the go as I flutter between classrooms. Just today I started the morning giving a sixth grade lesson and ended it working with our kinders as they learn to decode and read. It's just ...

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October 21, 2018
A Super Hero Finish from Val's Quilting Studio

This is a pretty "busy" finish...but with two jelly rolls and a few 1/4 yards of superhero prints I was able to quickly put together this array of Super Hero fabrics for our grand-guys 5th birthday quilt! His two requests: "Meme it has to have Captain America and Spiderman annnnddddd be long enough to cover my feet! My feet fall out of last year's quilt now!"

It finished measuring 53"x 68" and should be big enough this upcoming winter 
as he keeps his feet warm under it's soft, fleece backing of superheros.
(Notice our traditional ...

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May 22, 2018
Incredibly Amazing Quilts from Some of the Most Talented Machine Quilters from Quilter Chic

Inside: 2018 UQSM Virtual Quilt Show

I am not worthy! This is what goes through my head every year I attend the UQSM (formerly HMQS) quilt show. It is right in my backyard in Salt Lake City. I’ve gone since it started many years ago. It started out very small and now it is one of the premier quilt shows in the country.

The quilters that submit their quilts for this show are the best, and as usual I am wowed by their work. Enjoy this virtual tour! I was proud of myself that I took pictures of most ...

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Incredibly Amazing Quilts from Some of the Most Talented Machine Quilters from Quilter Chic

Inside: 2018 UQSM Virtual Quilt Show

I am not worthy! This is what goes through my head every year I attend the UQSM (formerly HMQS) quilt show. It is right in my backyard in Salt Lake City. I’ve gone since it started many years ago. It started out very small and now it is one of the premier quilt shows in the country.

The quilters that submit their quilts for this show are the best, and as usual I am wowed by their work. Enjoy this virtual tour! I was proud of myself that I took pictures of most ...

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April 28, 2018
H2H: Spring Finish for Happy Chemo from Val's Quilting Studio

   I used this square in a square pattern once again called Summer Song by Villa Rosa Design. It used ten fat quarters and 20 5" squares. Again, it was quick and easy.
I love this picture as while I was taking my "quilt" pictures, Jackson suddenly 
pokes his head out from behind the quilt....as if to say...."oh there you are!"

It measures 46"x 58" and with this soft flannel backing I think it will make a
comfy lap quilt for a Happy Chemo recipient.
Then he returns with a look that begs:  "Are you still doing this ...

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April 18, 2018
Just off the frame.... from Val's Quilting Studio

These little foxes were so much fun to quilt. My customer's last name is Fox so I'm sure it will be cherished for some time. I think she plans on hanging it in their home.
I forgot to ask...but I think this is an Elizabeth Hartman pattern??
I had fun using this little fox pantograph I found in my collection and 
the variegated thread blended perfectly with the quilt's colors.
Summer is fast approaching...which means I'll have more time to quilt.
I wanted to remind everyone that:

I specialize in edge to edge pantographs ...

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March 30, 2018
March OMG: Finished! from Val's Quilting Studio

I always love seeing how the quilting seems to "finish" a quilt top.
Since this fabric reminded of the the city with it's taxi and apartment building prints...

 ...I used a Car, Go, Go pantograph and really like how the cars added a new dimension the quilt.

Here's a close-up:

I found a wonderful "sketch" backing to compliment all the grey and blacks tones in this quilt and used a mustard colored thread for the quilting. I love it!

I found this pattern card on an end hook at Craft's Warehouse a few years ago for $2 ...

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March 3, 2018
On the frame this weekend... from Val's Quilting Studio

This is a fun, scrappy customer quilt that I'll be working on today. She chose a fun Dragonfly Fantasy pantograph that I think will look fun among these wonky log cabins.

I'm also inspired by her use of decorative stitches she included in each block:

Note to self: I totally want to do this!
 How about you? What creative ways have your used your machine's decorative stitches?
My curious mind is wondering.

I specialize in edge to edge pantographs with over 100 designs to choose from.

Check out my Long-Arm Quilting page for details.
I offer FREE ...

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January 24, 2018
Tuesday Archives #181: Marking Tools from Val's Quilting Studio

Hello! Hello! and Happy Tuesday Archives! 
The linky party that let's you rejuvinate OLD blogging posts.
Val's Quilting Studio
If you are new to our linky, click over the here to read the details about this fun, weekly linky party. (You can also check out all our past Tuesday Archives themes by clicking right here.)

This week's theme is: Marking Tools
LOL! Oh I love when I'm late to my own party! Especially, when I'm really looking forward to this week's linky theme. Seriously, I've YET to find a marking tool that I like. 
I've used ...

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December 6, 2017
Tuesday Archives #176: Cross-Hatch Quiting from Val's Quilting Studio

Hello! Hello! and Happy Tuesday Archives! 
The linky party that let's you rejuvinate OLD blogging posts.
Val's Quilting Studio
. If you are new to our linky, click over the here to read the details about this fun, weekly linky party.
(You can also check out all our past Tuesday Archives themes by clicking right here.)

This week's theme is: CROSS HATCH QUILTING
This past Summer I discovered that cross-hatch quilting was wayyy easier than I had anticipated. Really, once I got the hang of using the rulers and creating a non-stop quilting pattern within each nine-patch, I was set. We ...

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November 24, 2017
Spiderman Quilt Gifted from Val's Quilting Studio

Sometimes I create a quilt without really thinking about the process. This one started with a sketch. I pieced it. Sewed it....and then found myself  a little worried when it came to the quilting. It's a crib size quilt and I really wanted the effect of that big web, but worried about the unquilted spaces.
All came out fine. For the first time ever, I bought a premade binding but that came out fine too.  

As soon as our grand guy opened it...he ran and put it on his bed....with his Spiderman pillow.
He has slept ...

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November 13, 2017
A peek at some quilting... from Val's Quilting Studio

I got both of these quilts finished this past weekend:
Spiderman is all "webbed". Arg....what was I thinking when I layered flannel, batting annndddd a thick fleece. Oh this will most likely become our grand-guys "new" favorite quilt...but I had a lot of thread breaks quilting this one....but I finally got him done.

After spidey was done, I ran my dinosaur pantograph to finish our soon-to-be-born little guys quilt.
I love that it coordinates with his big brother's dinosaur quilt.
I did machine stitch the binding onto both of them for a quick finish and they ...

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October 2, 2017
Step away from the machine! from Val's Quilting Studio

Yep! Yesterday was one of those days! 
I was looking forward to my "spiderman quilting" when, everything that could go wrong, did! 
The metallic thread kept breaking. "Somebody" really cute kept interrupting me and then finally, I jammed the machine. ARG! My hubby was so nice to help me take things apart to fix it. But I think I need to raise my presser foot a bit to accomidate for the thickness of the quilt??
To say the least, my grand guy is really excited about his birthday quilt and 
was pretty disappointed to not watch meme work on it ...

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