The Process of Dorothy’s Quilt

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Thank you all so much for the encouraging words and wonderful stories! I enjoyed reading them!

Sherri started to teach me how to use the long arm quilting machine here at the office last night. I was extremely nervous, but very excited to get the opportunity to learn. I’m thinking by the 4th quilt I won’t need her to babysit me anymore. icon smile The Process of Dorothys Quilt Pinning1 e1357336271400 225x300 The Process of Dorothys Quilt

Here we are pinning the backing to the canvas. I didn’t take a lot of pictures, I was trying to retain all the information. So many different little things! This project helps me out too, I figure after 36 quilts, I should be pretty confident in front of the long arm.

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After taking our time making sure we loaded the quilt on the machine as tight as we could, we started quilting.

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Here’s the back; I love pieced backings. The quilting is kind of crazy, but not too bad for my first one on a long arm.

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And the top. I’ll finish the binding this weekend and start on quilt #2 . I am so excited to give this to Dorothy.

I know 36 sounds like a crazy amount of quilts, but I better do it this year – 37 is even crazier! But I’m confident I’ll finish – because I believe it will be the smiles I see when my “quilt receivers” get their quilts that will keep me on track.

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5 Responses to The Process of Dorothy’s Quilt

  1. Pam from CA says:

    Beautiful quilt and colors!! Love your inspirational story that is behind the quilt. I may use this design with some sports fabrics for my youngest grandson! Thank you for sharing and I will be following your quilting adventures this year.

  2. ruth shelton says:

    Your first quilt looks awesome. You have them all done at this rate. Good job. I love the purples and other colors you choose in this quilt. It just pops out. Thank you for sharing your progress.

  3. Mary Ann says:

    Wonderful colors, vibrant! I read your post before this one and I think your idea is a generous one that will give you a good deal of experience. Now that’s a gift that gives back, don’t you think?

  4. Barbara Arnold says:

    Great job with the quilt. Be quite an accomplishment to make 36 bedsize quilt in a year. My dh says I am too picky to get that many done LOL. Think I could do that many whole cloth but not pcd. I have gave all my family so many lap size quilts all they want now is 90″. I have Juki 2000QI\Pinnacle out in garage that does not have AC and the heater runs light bill way up and we are retired and I seldom get paid for doing one. Also have Hinterberg 3 rail but Arthur makes it painful do do a lot of handquilting now. Sure miss it but don’t miss the pain that kept me from sleeping.

    Will get back in garage when weather warms. I have quilted 5 on it so far.

    I will follow your progress. Have fun.

  5. Trudy says:

    You sis a beautiful job, I’m so jealous.

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