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Longarm for Sale - SOLD!

Edited 8/16/18 - SOLD!

I've upgraded my longarm, and I'm looking to sell my gently used TinLizzie18 Ansley26 ESP with Quilt Magician. It's TinLizzie18's top of the line machine, and it comes with a computerized system to allow greater complexity in your quilting while saving your back!

To break up the text in this post, I'll intersperse some pictures of quilts that I quilted with this machine.

Details:

  • Ansley26 ESP by TinLizzie18
  • Quilt Magician robotic quilting system
  • 26" throat space (gives you lots of room for larger edge-to-edge designs and means you can easily custom quilt a large block on point)
  • 12 feet long with the option to set it up as 6 feet long
  • sturdy metal Phoenix frame
  • used for less than 2 years on less than 100 quilts
  • asking $14,499
  • delivery can be negotiated within 12 hours of Bozeman, Montana

The computerized system lets you quilt intricate designs with ease.

Features:

  • automatic bobbin winder
  • automatic needle positioner
  • stitch regulator (you can turn this off if you wish)
  • fully adjustable handles (I really miss these on my new machine!)
  • M-sized bobbins (largest bobbins on the market are a dream for edge-to-edge quilting)
  • easy to transition between computerized and freehand quilting
  • glides smoothly for freehand quilting

Special Features:

  • stops on a dime due to a magnetic system instead of motor brushes (also doesn't wear out like brushes)
  • you can lock the aspect ratio of all computerized designs (I miss this feature SO much on my new machine. It lets you do pantographs with perfect circles. The next two pictures are proof!)
  • light bar near the handles provides excellent visibility
  • Baste stitch (longer stitch that makes it really easy to baste the edges of a quilt, or even baste a whole quilt if someone wanted to quilt it themselves. This is another feature I miss.)
  • Idle stitch (stitch regulated, but the machine continues to stitch slowly when you stop moving. This is great for micro-stippling and other small details. It makes the small quilting beautifully smooth.)

Perfect Playful Circles

More Perfect Circles

Accessories (included with the machine):

  • extended base for ruler work
  • red snappers (These make loading and unloading a breeze!)
  • many computerized quilting designs already loaded in the machine
  • about 30 bobbins
  • needles
  • oil
  • machine manual

The straight lines in the cream section were done with rulers. I quilted the rest freehand.

Interested?

I'd love to hear from you! You can email me at bobbi@snowydaysquilting.com or give me a call at (406) 600-2558

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Posted on July 30, 2018 and filed under Quilting, Longarm Quilting.

Cora the Common Owl

I had the privilege of quilting this lovely wall hanging for Kathye Wolter. The pattern she used is Cora the Common Owl by Laura Heine. She made it to go on the wall of a new baby's room, and planned the colors to match the decor.

I just love all of the detail she put into this! Each of the flowers is individually fussy cut from printed fabric and fused in place. Some of them are only 1/4" in diameter!

Kathye even found a print with some little baby owls to put in the hole in the tree.

She requested that I quilt it with randomly spaced straight lines to make an irregular grid. We chose a variegated pink and brown thread, and I made sure to go over all of the little pieces of fabric.

She's planning to bind it with one of the darker blues. It's the perfect quilt for a sweet baby girl. I'm sure it's going to be well loved in its new home.

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Edge to Edge Quilting Favorites

This is day three of my week in the New Quilter's Blog Hop, and I'm having fun by sharing a new post every day. I introduced myself on Monday, and I shared some of my favorite custom quilting projects yesterday. Today I would like to share a few of my favorite edge to edge quilting designs.

Edge to edge designs are a great way to add interest and texture to many quilts. With so many great designs out there, it's easy to find one to suit whatever quilt you're working on.

Most of the quilts I'm about to show were made by my customers, and all of them were quilted by me. This is a picture heavy post, so I'm going to let the quilts speak for themselves. The vital information about the quilts can be found in the caption below each one.

Swirls and Circles

Quilting Design: Dizzy Izzy by Jessica Schick
Quilt Makers: Emily Stark, Julie Eik, Denise Stenzel, Linda Beck, Barbara Beller, and Bobbi Bridgeman (that's me!)
Quilt Pattern: Based on Up, Up, and Away from Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts and Cheryl Arkison.
Notes: We worked together to make this encouragement quilt for Jennae Liberty.

Quilting Design: Alex by Anne Bright
Quilt Maker: Barbara Beller
Quilt Pattern: Pleasantville by Kimberly Einmo

Quilting Design: Champagne Bubbles by Kristin Hoftyzer
Quilt Maker: Sharon Stoneberger
Quilt Pattern: Roller Rink from Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson.
Notes: This is the back of the quilt. To see the front, check out this blog post.
Fun Fact: Champagne Bubbles was the very first thing I quilted with my longarm, and it's still one of my favorite designs.

  Quilting Design:  Calliope by Patricia Ritter  Quilt Maker:  Barbara Beller  Quilt Pattern:  This is a modified version of Turning Twenty by Tricia Cribbs of  Turning Twenty .

Quilting Design: Calliope by Patricia Ritter
Quilt Maker: Barbara Beller
Quilt Pattern: This is a modified version of Turning Twenty by Tricia Cribbs of Turning Twenty.

Stars

Quilting Design: Swinging on a Star
Quilt Maker: Barbara Beller
Quilt Pattern: Belle Wave by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts

Quilting Design: Sparkle by Anne Bright
Quilt Maker: Bobbi Bridgeman (that's me!)
Quilt Pattern: Serendipity by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company
Notes: I made this quilt for a sweet friend and just recently gave it to her. I'm hoping to blog about it next week, then I will add a link here to view the quilt top.

Nature

Quilting Design: Excited by Anne Bright
Quilt Maker: Colleen Kimm
Quilt Pattern: Café Au Lait
Notes: I haven't been able to find this pattern to credit the designer. If you know who the designer is, I would love to hear from you!

Quilting Design: Greenhouse by Patricia Ritter and Tracey Russell
Quilt Maker: Debbie Schultz
Quilt Pattern: None

Holiday

Quilting Design: Gossamer by Hermione Agee
Quilt Maker: Debbie Schultz
Quilt Pattern: None
Notes: This quilting design is the perfect choice for any Halloween quilt!

Quilting Design: Heart to Heart by Patricia Ritter and Natalie Gorman
Quilt Maker: Tese Shekitka
Quilt Pattern: None
Notes: Tese designed this quilt for a wedding, and she pulled all of the colors from the bride's bouquet. You can see more of this quilt here.

Novelty

Quilting Design: Bicycles and Hills by Marci Gore
Quilt Maker: Bonnie Andes
Quilt Pattern: Disappearing Hourglass by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company
Notes: If you would like to see more, I wrote all about this quilt here.

Quilting Design: Modern Volleyball by Jessica Schick
Quilt Maker: Bobbi Bridgeman (that's me!)
Quilt Pattern: None
Notes: I made this quilt on commission for Nancy. She gave it to her daughter at senior night for her college volleyball team. You can read more here, and even see a picture of Rachel with her quilt.

Quilting Design: Paw Prints by Judy Vallely
Quilt Maker: Cathie Heier
Quilt Pattern: None
Notes: The fabric in this quilt is Miss Kitty's Colors by Marie Cole for Henry Glass.

So what do you think? I would love to know which designs spoke to you. On your own projects, do you find yourself going for custom quilting or edge to edge quilting more often?