Saturday, October 18, 2014

Zutphen - A Sampler Quilt

I have recently quilted a beautiful sampler quilt for my customer Jenny.  Jenny's quilt is named "Zutphen" after the location of Petra Prins' Patchwork & Quilting Shop in the Netherlands.  Jenny was lucky enough to visit Petra's shop and purchased the pattern "Project Rood".  Petra regards the pattern more a layout rather than a pattern with individual blocks coming from several now famous quilts including "Dear Jane", "Nearly Insane", "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler" and "The Civil War Diary Quilt".  Jenny included nine additional blocks to make the quilt rectangular rather than square.

Zuthpen has 50 blocks which are 6inches square each.  As Jenny loves feathers I incorporated feathers wherever possible including a lovely feather in the sashing.

This Dresden Plate block is one of my favourites:-

Some more detail of the quilting and Jenny's beautiful piecing and applique:-

I love Jenny's border too:-

Congratulations Jenny on completing a beautiful quilt and thank you for letting me quilt it - I had a wonderful time working on your quilt.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Gammill Classic Plus For Sale - SOLD

I have decided to upgrade my Longarm Quilting Machine and would therefore like to sell my Gammill Classic Plus.

The machine is a 2006 Gammill Classic Plus which is in excellent condition and perfect working order.  It has been used on a part-time basis operating 2 days per week during that time.

The machine has the following features:
26" by 10" Throat Space with 21" quilting area;
Stitch-Regulated & Manual stitching modes;
Electronic Needle Positioner and Single Stitch;
Horizontal and Vertical Channel Locks;
Low Bobbin Alert;
Run-Time Clock;
Dual Data Display Panels - for pantograph quilting and freehand quilting;
Double-Capacity Bobbin;
Built-On Bobbin Winder;
WorkStation Attachment for Circles, Ovals and more;
Portable Stylaser;
Built in Light Fixture;
Edge-Rider Wheels;
Steel 12' Powder Coated Stand with Pivotal Access;

Extended Throat Plate, providing a larger flat surface for ruler work;
Horizontal Small Spool Holder for using small spools of thread
Large Spool Holder for using larger cones of thread
Owner's Manual
Numerous M size Bobbins;
Spare Bobbin Case;

My Gammill has served me well in my quilting business and has also been used to quilt my personal quilts including various award winning show quilts.  The machine would be great for someone wanting to start a machine quilting business or for personal use.

Buyer would need to pay for transport or pick up from Northcote, an inner Melbourne suburb. Australian purchasers only!  Please email me privately at if you would like further information or are interested in purchasing my machine.