Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Machine!!

Good Morning,
I am stepping out of my comfort zone. OH NO!!
Yesterday I ordered a long arm sewing machine by Gammill. It is their new 22 inch long arm machine and right now if you order from Gammill you can get a digital camera that shoots the underside of your quilt for free. YAY!!! Now You can see what is going on under the quilt as well as on top. The table also has a pivotal front. I'm not sure what exactly I will use that for but I got it. :)
This glorious machine is set to be delivered and set up on August 9th. OOOhhhh, that is only a little over a week away.

I am starting a long arm sewing service out of my home and it is very scary. I want to be able to work at home to make money, quilt my own pieced tops and offer a service here in M-town and the surrounding communities for others to be able to get their pieced tops quilted.

But then there are the What If's-
What if I don't make enough money in quilting each month to make my payments?
What if my quilting really isn't that good?
What if I mess up someone else's quilt?

OK, so Think Positive!!


This week and next week are going to be spent getting my studio ready for my new machine. Painting, organizing, rearranging and reorganizing. Yikes!!

Here are the things I am grateful for this week:
1. The Lord Jesus Christ for reminding me that no matter what, He does provide according to His word- the bible. I have been praying about this for a long time now.
2. My husband, who is so supportive of all my crazy endeavors. Thank you Schweety. I try to keep him in the loop as much as he can stand. He really only likes to see the bottom line though, or the finished product.
3. A new long arm sewing machine - to be able to quilt my quilts and help others to get their quilts quilted too. Finally a mission I think I can handle.

Stay tuned for more updates. I hope you have a wonderful weekend..

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Monday, July 19, 2010

It is finished.

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 Well True Blue is finally complete. I finished up the binding yesterday but it was rather late and I was very tired so I am posting it today.
I haven't been feeling well all day and I am starting to feel a little better this evening. I am going to order my label tomorrow as I forgot to do it today. It was a BLAH day!!

Here is what is on my design board now. I have to get backing and batting for the baby girl quilt on the left. The quilt on the right is one I am doing with crazy mom quilts quilt a long.

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That's all I have for tonight. I hope you all have a great week.
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Baby Girl quilt

Good Morning all,

I forgot to post yesterday about my weekend. A couple of my girlfriends and I met up on Saturday and went to "Ridiculous Dayz" in Waverly. 30% off all fabric and kits and 50% off all books. WOW!! I found some really good deals and was able to restock my stash of neutrals. I also picked up some bright colored batiks for a paper piecing block I want to do by Carol Doak. Here is a picture of the fabric I bought. The pinks down in the lower left corner I bought in another shop. They weren't on sale but when I saw them I just couldn't resist them.
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So I made this -

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Isn't it adorable?
It's called Easy Baby Rail Fence and I got the pattern off this website . It was super easy to put together. I made a piano key border for the outer border instead of what the pattern called for and I love the way it turned out.

I am sure you are wondering who this is for.
 Well >>> My daughter just recently found out that she is pregnant with her second child, SO>>> She doesn't know for sure if she is having a girl or boy but I loved this fabric and thought I would practice making this pattern. If it turns out she is having a boy I'll just do it in Blue. :) I think it will still look sweet.

I have all my binding for TB pressed and rolled onto a paper towel roll, ready to be put on. So enough of all this fun and back to TB. I think I must have Adult ADD because I get so easily side tracked. :)

Anyway, I hope your day is sunny.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

True Blue is quilted!!!

 Hi everyone,
Let's see,
I started Piecing this quilt last year (2009) in the spring. Finally got her pieced and then started quilting on June 26th this year (2010). I took a week off for my son's wedding and family from Utah visiting and finally finished up the quilting today!!! Almost there. Yippee!!!

Here  are a couple of pictures of the back. I quilted in the ditch on all the designed center and did loops and qurley q's on the border.
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You can't see the pattern too well but I am pleased with how it turned out.
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This a picture of gettin her trimmed and ready to have the binding put on.
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All ready. :)
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Now I am off to cut the binding and get er done. :)
See ya soon.
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