Category Archives: Hubby’s Quilts

Busy week filled with lots of projects!

This week was a very productive week! There was a ton of learning, quilt piecing, quilting on the longarm, embroidering, and even a new paint job on the house.

I finished up month 4 of my digitizing master class. Our project required using our Corel Design skills, Hatch embroidery digitizing skills, to creation of our cut files and embroidery design files. We then stitched out what we created. This month we are learning all about color.

My sweetie has been busy piecing his own quilts. When he finishes his quilt tops, he passes them on to me for the longarm. This week I quilted another ’fish’ themed quilt, a ”Christmas Doxie, and also a ’Touchdown Football’ quilt. (I will post pictures later today)

I was able to longarm my ”Little Red Wagon” quilt and finish up with binding. This was also a learning opportunity. For the first time ever, my machine threw the thread off the upper tension spring (of course when I wasn’t here watching) When I discovered it happened, it had completed two rows and sewn a pleat in the back. Yes, I really did pick out all the stitching. Since there was essentially no top tension, the bobbin thread was just laying on the back. This made for quick picking. Fortunately, I was able to place my zones again and am quite happy with the result. Thank goodness it was on my own quilt, I would have been panicked if it was someone else’s project.

My other project is my “Simply Dreaming Quilt” designed by Sarah Vedeler. I started this quilt right after my Mom passed away last year. I was able to work on Month 07, one of the outer borders. It was the perfect month because it is filled with lots of beautiful flowers. Mom and I used to spend a day in May visiting our favorite nursery together. With the one year anniversary of Mom’s passing, along with Mother’s Day, these beautiful bouquets remind me of our time together.

We also had our house painted this week – by a company and not us! This was a definite first – paying someone to paint our house. The last time we rented scaffolding, replaced siding, added cedar shingles, and painted. The crew that did the house pressure washed one day and spent two really long days painting. Love our new colors – navy, cream, and light gray!

Quilting for my hubby’s quilts….

Had fun quilting two of my Sweety’s quilts. The first is built around a solar system planet. For this quilt we went with circular spirals.

His second quilt is a winter/Christmas panel. For this quilt we went with Snowflake Swirls. The back of this quilt is a light silver. He had me use red thread for the entire quilt. Very pleased with the results for the stitches top and back.

Learning to longarm….

Being home I finally got to catch up on personal projects and learning. It gave me the opportunity to really practice and quilt using my longarm. We also had it serviced and they checked not only the machine, but the frame and with my Quilt Motion software. My Sweetie, who is quite the blossoming quilter, has kept me busy with a myriad of quilt tops.

Below is a gallery of his quilts I completed on the longarm.

Seahawks custom quilting …..


My sweetie designed and created a Seahawks strip quilt. He ask me to custom Longarm quilt it with footballs and helmets. Mind you…. I just got my Longarm the beginning of June!

After choosing a design, he also wanted me to quilt across 4 strips and leave an empty strip between each quilted section. His other request, to alternate so that vertically the helmets and footballs would also alter in the quilted sections. So I flipped the design so it added more interest.

First we loaded the backing and then laid out the batting. Next we loaded the top – loading needs to be accurate, especially with a repeating pattern. About 8 hours later it was done.

Not bad for my first real job and most importantly not ruining all his hard work and creativity! He is very happy!! Now he just needs to bind it then it is off to a Special Olympics auction!!


Voila! First quilt to precious child in Mongolia.


I love that my sweetie took up sewing.  He saw how much joy and peace it brought me and thought he might find his ‘peaceful’ place learning to sew.  He makes fleece blankets that range from baby quilts, to favorite sports teams, and every kit includes a matching hat and scarf.  From Special Olympics, womens shelters, children’s hospital, and so much more, they are all gifted.  They are made and given from the heart, the reward is the gift of joy on the receivers face.

A board member of SOWA, and longtime LETR member, he has been raising awareness and sponsoring/participating/fundraising for this worthy group of athletes.  He visited Mongolia in 2018 to support and share how LETR can support these children and families in need.  Maggie Ball of Dragonfly Quilts does outreach for Mongolian Women.  She put out a request for quilts for newborn children to send to Mongolia.  So Rex attempted his first pieced quilt, with batting, backing, and binding.