Saturday, January 15, 2011

I love having my quilt machine back home!

My quilting machine had a need for some TLC so it spent many weeks in Cleveland...the part had to be shipped to the company from there and then shipped back to the service guy. And then I had to find a day to get back over to bring the Voyager back home.

 Since the Army Guy had Friday off (four day weekend because of the federal holiday on Monday) he took me out for the day. We picked up the machine, went out to lunch and spent some time (and $$) in Borders and then headed home.

I got the machine loaded on the frame this morning and prepped the baby quilt :)

I spent a bit of time reacquainting myself with the art of frame quilting by quilting the baby quilt this afternoon. Oh, what fun! Baby quilts take almost as much time to load as they do to quilt, so I have the quilting done and will bind it tomorrow afternoon (if I don't nap too long!).

By Monday I'll have my cousin's quilt loaded and will be quilting it. I'm SO glad to have the machine fixed :)


Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I'll bet you are glad to have it back home!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness! I love love LOVE this material!!

Is the quilting machine the one that makes all the beautiful designs with the thread on the quilt?

shout4joy said...

Thanks Laure, I love that material, too :)

I guide the machine to make the quilting designs. My quilting machine is pretty bare bones, so it doesn't do anything by itself.

Laura said...

Ah, I see! So it just makes it easier to do since there's a longer arm. Makes sense. One of these days I'll learn this stuff, lol.