Monday, September 22, 2014

It's Monday - what is on My Design Wall?

 I have started on my Quilt Along with Ricky Tims. The name of the pattern is Lady of Shalott - though I am changing it up a bit ;) I started off by changing out the center, adding applique to the very center.
Now I've started working on prepping the borders. Next month we add appliques ;)
Is anyone else working on this Quilt A-long?

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Nothing new on my Design Wall - but Ido have a new quilting machine :)

I have been doing other things, like studying and writing papers for my college classes, and not sewing this past week.

BUT on Saturday, Chris from Friends Quilting Basket came and got me set up with my new machine and frame and gave me some training on using the new set up  :)
Now I have more reason to get my homework done and keep off the computer!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Today my frame gets set up :)

This empty spot will contain a new frame and machine :) I already replaced the cardboard with antifatigue mats, so it is already looking better.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Nothing New

I haven't been sewing this last week ... my first week of college after dropping out 32+ years ago added to two sick family members, followed by my succumbing to the illness made for no time in my Sewing Dungeon *sigh*
On my Design Wall are some old blocks (that little NYB block is at least 10 years old) and some newer blocks.

For some reason, I keep misplacing the indigo blocks, so they are up on the wall until I find the package of indigo fabrics and put them together. Since I am working on going through all of the various things that were stored under and around my quilting frame, I hope to come across the package soon ;)

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Empty Space = So Much Potential

I sold my quilting machine and frame. The new owner is thrilled with the extra space (she has been using a frame with a 9" machine) and how smooth the carriage travels.

Now I have a large empty space in my Sewing Dungeon ...
Do you like the poor man's alternative to an anti-fatigue mat? Opened up cardboard boxes from our move two years ago made up the floor covering in front of my frame :) Maybe I'll get some real anti-fatigue mats for my new machine/frame.

And I have to decide which machine/frame combo to go with. AQS in Grand Rapids is still running tomorrow and I will be test driving and finding out more about other machines/frames (and maybe even ordering as I have a down payment ;) ).

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

At AQS Grand Rapids :)

Silly grin on my face, excited to have my quilt in a major quilt show (in the guild challenge!).

I will admit that dh is looking forward to having this quilt back home and on his office wall ...

I drooled over machines and frames today. I am thinking of getting something with more bells and whistles. There are some lovely machines and I think I'll be happy with one of them in my sewing dungeon ...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Design Wall Monday ~ August 18, 2014

On my design wall this week is the block I made a couple of week ago and a small self-portrait block I'm in the process of working on ...

I need to work more on the eyes and add in glasses as well as doing a little bit of thread painting :)
I'm mostly pleased with how it is coming along ;)

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