Off The Frame, On The Frame

Quilty 365 – The Final Frontier, Wagon’s West (dresden plates)

Wow, yesterday was a busy, busy day.  I got Wagon’s West off of the frame after a 45 minute quilting session it was done, and then I spent hours getting The Final Frontier on the frame – this is a big quilt – I much prefer putting small quilts on the frame – so much easier!  But finally at the end got a little help from Mike and it is on the frame.

First Wagon’s West – already to get the binding started this week.  Rolling it off the frame – I barely remembered what the back looked like.


On the floor, blue lines still in it and corners need to be squared.  More photos after I get the binding and have it washed and dried.


Getting the monster on the frame.


The room is always such a tight squeeze when getting this frame loaded.


Ready to start work on The Final Frontier and linking to Audrey’s  Quilty 365  today  – I joined this sew along back in November 2015.  This one will take at least double the amount of time that Wagon’s West took (2 months) I’d say depending on if we do any traveling it will be on the frame easily until the end of the year.  That would be 5 months, it might take a little more but I am not planning any fancy quilting – going around circles outlining squares, a line down the sashing – not a whole lot!  Also linking to Em’s Scrapbag today and Design Wall Monday, Patchwork Times and MCM #32 Main Crush Monday.


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21 comments… add one
  • Deb Aug 1, 2016

    Wagon’s West rolled quickly along it seems…such a pretty one and what a contrast with the bold bright and beautiful Final Frontier / was fun to see the loading photos ! 🙂
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  • Lori in Nebraska Aug 1, 2016

    Oh WOW!!! What beautiful quilts!

  • Kate Aug 1, 2016

    Wagon Wheel turned out beautifully! Good luck with your next quilting project. It looks like a beauty too.
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  • Liz Aug 1, 2016

    Wow it’s done. Hooray!

    That’s dedication. Love it!
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  • Linda Aug 1, 2016

    Both quilts are gorgeous. I just the colors in the Wagon’s West quilt.

  • Quilter Kathy Aug 1, 2016

    I have never seen the quilt changed on one of these frames so was curious about how that process went. It must be so exciting taking the finished quilt off!
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  • Sandra B Aug 1, 2016

    What a great finish on Wagons West….looking forward to seeing it with binding all done, and washed and dried….
    Also looking forward to following along on the quilting journey for Final Frontier….you always seem to know exactly what quilting design will work best, for all your quilts….I knew this was a big quilt, but seeing it on the frame really makes me realize just how big it is! I love this quilt top…the Fossil Fern fabrics really pop!

  • Vicki Aug 1, 2016

    Awesome! FF will be fun to quilt because you have so many different fabrics to look at.

  • Kathi Aug 1, 2016

    I thought Sunday might be the day you did that! lol
    I love it off the frame and I love the backing! What color will the binding be on Wagon’s west??
    Final Frontier looks like it could be problematic to load… glad mike was able to lend a hand to you though 🙂 Looks AWEsome on the frame too!
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  • Rebecca Grace Aug 1, 2016

    How exciting! Your Wagons West looks terrific, and the backing you forgot about is perfect. I never really thought about how you get the new top loaded onto one of these frames. Was it difficult to learn to do it correctly? I keep eyeballing the hand quilting frames and the long arm machines, every time I have to baste a quilt for the domestic machine quilting or the hand quilting hoop. Then I remember that I can’t afford a long arm machine and don’t have enough room where I watch TV to put a hand quilting frame (gotta have TV while hand quilting!).
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  • gayle Aug 1, 2016

    Both quilts look wonderful! Good luck with Final Frontier – I’m really looking forward to seeing it finished!
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  • Meloney Aug 1, 2016

    I love your quilt.
    That is a big frame. Amazing, I’ve always wanted to learn to hand quilt.
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  • Belarmina Antuña Aug 1, 2016

    Karen otro precioso edredón!!!
    ya terminado fantástico,

  • maggie fellow Aug 1, 2016

    really wonderful quilts – are you hand quilting?!

  • Beth Aug 1, 2016

    It definitely looks like a second pair of hands are needed to load such a big quilt on the frame! 5 or 6 months to quilt such a big one? It would take me, um, forever! LOL Love your work!
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  • Rhonda Aug 1, 2016

    Your Wagons West quilt is just beautiful and so deserving of hand quilting. I’ve never seen a frame like that so it was interesting to get an idea of how it works.

  • Kaholly Aug 2, 2016

    It’s stunning, as are all your Quilts! XO
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  • Mary Ann Aug 2, 2016

    I loved your Wagon’s West from the moment you started. Wonderful finish.

  • Marianne Aug 2, 2016

    Congratulations on nearly finishing WW and moving on to the FF! The many colors in FF should keep you going. I am still plugging away on the binding of a quilt I finished (last week, so I guess that’s not too bad). It’s been to busy or hot to work on it much, and I was itching to do some machine sewing for variety yesterday. Finished another top yesterday and am now working on a pieced back. Trying to decide whether to quilt “by check” or by machine!

  • Wendy Aug 2, 2016

    Very pretty quilts — I especially like the Wagon Wheels!
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  • Sandra Aug 2, 2016

    Just seeing this makes me wish for something to hand-quilt…but mine won’t be ready til the end of the year…or so! I like your setting for the Quilty365

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