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    Antique Buttermold Quilt

    I finally finished one of my own during a slow time in my customer base......
  3. 16 points
    A few months ago, my neighbor's 13 year old daughter asked me to help her make a quilt. How could I say no? Twist my arm? LOL! Anyway, this Christmas break, we got together, she picked a quilt pattern (The Road to Oklahoma) and then we went shopping for fabrics. Ultimately, I wanted her to be the decision maker for her fabrics, batting, backing, etc... I didn't want to say "NO" so I gave her some gentle guidance with fabric choices, and she chose a variety of pastel pinks, blues, grays and a tone on tone white for the background and we added a pretty light pink inner border fabric and outer border that had all of the colors of her quilt. We used the extra strips of pastel gray and pinks for the binding. She chose ultra high loft polyester batting and the backing was lusciously soft pink and white minkee. I told her to buy extra minkee backing to make sure we had plenty of backing and I told her if we had leftover minkee we could use it to make something else... And if you're curious what we did with the leftover minkee... I had enough to make two pillow cases (I surprised her with those!!) Can you imagine how soft that might be to lay your pretty little head? We also made a label and sewed it on the back "Made by Jacee, January 2018, North Pole Alaska" when it came to the quilting part, I showed her all sorts of adorable quilting designs she could pick from... but surprisingly, she wanted a meander. OK, girl... you got it! She is absolutely thrilled with this (she now realized how much work goes into making a quilt!). I told her the more you wash it the softer it will get and it will last many many years. So here she is cuddled inside her quilt. She's a beautiful girl. It felt good to share my love of quilting and inspire her to possibly do this again in the future. She's really into soccer (like serious stuff -- she could be an olympian...she's that good at soccer she plays in soccer tournaments all over the west coast!) I can imagine her bringing this quilt with her to the soccer tourneys, sleep-overs with school friends, etc... it will be loved and used for sure! A bonus to the story, her mom and dad are completely over the moon about this. In fact, Mom came over and helped us pin and lay out the quilt while Jacee sewed. When Mom and Jacee were out of state at a soccer tournament, her Daddy came over one day to sew the outer border on the quilt. So, it was a family project that all of them can take pride in. YAAY! Anyway, thought I'd share this sweet story. Happy quilting everyone!
  4. 16 points

    Pink Halloween Quilt

    Look what I got to quilt! It's a pink themed Halloween quilt, to display at our local hospital during the month of October. Pink because it's breast cancer awareness month. The Jackson Hole Quilt Guild rotates a quilt display every month at our local hospital. The nurses and patients really appreciate it. We've had a hard time in years past trying to find a pink quilt for the October display. So we had the bright idea to make a quilt just for that. Different people made the applique blocks, others sewed them together with sashing and border. I quilted it, and just handed it off to another member to attach the binding. A terrific collaboration. Last May I took a few classes from Judi Madsen in Salt Lake City. I just LOVE her work. So, you will see that she inspired this quilting. The bat bra block is the one that really got me started with the quilt designs. The lady who made it drew a spider in a web on the cleavage, so clever and so easy to quilt that design! Judi had just posted an applique quilt that she'd finished that had bugs in it. She gave the bugs motion by quilting a swirly design under them. I thought the ghosts need that swirly design too. Remember, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?! I used a wool batting, glide thread with magna glide bobbins. Love those magna glide bobbins! Angela Huffman is a great source for them and her delivery is super fast. Thanks for looking!
  5. 16 points
    T Row Studio

    Cactus Collage quilted

    Here is My latest Collage quilt ready for Squaring and binding This is a Laura Heine Collage pattern called Cactus collage sampler. I shrunk this to 60% of the original size. My Mother saw one in our Local Show and she said It was her favorite quilt at the show so I thought I could make that for her birthday. I have included before after quilting and the back I also included a copy of my doodle of how I was going to quilt this. Thanks for looking Have a great day
  6. 16 points

    I finished my Twinkle Star

    Put this on the long arm this morning. I finished the binding after lunch. Love it!!
  7. 16 points

    Fancy Forest Quilt

    Finished my Fancy Forest Quilt (design by Elizabeth Hartman) this morning. One problem I have is my grandchildren all want one What have I started?? It was so much fun to make!
  8. 15 points

    Baby quilt

    This is a baby quilt I made for a soon to be born baby boy. The nursery is an “Under the Sea” theme.
  9. 14 points
    Usually I am my own worst critic but I finished a quilt for a customer last week that I am really happy with. It is a king size Grandmother's Flower Garden, all hand pieced. Every flower is made up of seven different fabrics, and every fabric was only used once in the quilt. There are a few repeats in the green background but not in the flowers. She worked on it on and off for five years, and she must have collected every basic fabric out there for the last 20 years. It was so much fun quilting the flowers and looking at all the different fabrics, recognizing many of them. She asked me to "make the flowers look like flowers", and I think I did
  10. 14 points

    Quilted Vintage Table Linen

    My quilting has been hit or miss lately. Rather than try to make a quilt, I found this vintage table cloth and went to town. I miss spending time with my Millie! I do have to say that I love having quilts on the table. Now I need to find a Christmas poinsettia table cloth! I had no plan for this one other than, I needed to quilt some feathers, I knew it need checkerboard cross hatching and I just needed to do some crazy quilting!!! Just makes me want to do more! I put it on the frame and just got started. Used a little thread in the process. One layer of hobbs 80/20 batting, glide thread on top magna glide in the bobbin. Hand guided with a little ruler work.
  11. 14 points
    A client had me custom quilt her "Thistle Pod" quilt top for her. She entered it in our county fair and was awarded "Supreme Grand Champion". This entitles the quilt to represent our county at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show in Harrisburg. The judge loved the quilting.
  12. 14 points

    Triple Barn Star

    This is a quilt kit I purchased from Craftsy a couple of years ago that l finally made up and have just finished the quilting on. It will be a Wedding gift to a friend's daughter who was married this week. Our girls started Grade 2 together and they are now early 30's. You can't but wonder where all that time went! I learned a few things on this quilt, which is par for the course, especially now that I am quilting on the Lenni. How to handle a vertically pieced backing...make sure you don't miss that batting you use to take up the slack on the rollers, they don't all "fall out". Ask me how I know. The pattern of the quilt isn't throat size friendly for a Lenni, so lots of rolling ahead and back in those big triangles and I turned the quilt to quilt the last two big feathers and the medium sized ones and found pinning to the leaders didn't require as much extra fabric on the edges to work. Tried some new quilting motifs and some went better than others. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the outcome.
  13. 13 points

    String of Pearls

    Originally my customer wanted three designs for this quilt. One in the center, another one around that, and then a different one around that. However, because of the design ( four petals in one juncture, and eight in another) they were turning as I moved around the blocks, and they didn't look right. Then she said just to do Nemeshing. I knew that would be boring, so I asked Bethanne Nemesh for her help. In two minutes, you have to love creative geniuses, she sent me three designs. I actually chose the easiest one for me to quilt. At the 8 petals I rotated the Nemeshing off the center point. Then Bethanne suggested a basketweave for the other spaces. My customer didn't want me to mark the quilt with a blue marker, so I used a hera marker and a ruler and tried to eyeball the weave. I used one layer of wool batting and over one and 1/2 cones of bottom line. String of Pearls (2) by Libby G, on Flickr String of Pearls by Libby G, on Flickr String of Pearls (4) by Libby G, on Flickr
  14. 13 points

    Moroccan Vibe-ish

    It must be picture day today! I just finished binding this quilt I finished quilting right before Christmas. Yesterday was finally dry enough with a little break through light in the clouds so ran outside for pictures. This quilt is a takeoff of the SKOW Moroccan Vibe, enlarged to fit our bed to 96”x 117. This was the quilt I asked so many questions here about double batting and hopping foot height etc. It was certainly a learning experience in so many ways. Quilted on Lenni.
  15. 13 points


    The Bedford Historical Society asked our guild to make them a raffle quilt for 2017. I've always wanted to make this quilt since I saw it in McCalls Quilting Magazine a number of years ago. I used Hobbs 80/20 batting, So Fine on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. I added an extra row to the top and side of the pattern so it would be queen size. It won 2 First Place Awards, a Second Place and best longarm machine quilting in 3 different area quilt shows. Only one judge said she saw shadowing. I did try to press seams open, but it was easier to sew nine patches ironing to one side. How do you try to prevent shadowing? Honor Abides Here (2) by Libby G, on Flickr Cumberland MD quilt show 097 by Libby G, on Flickr Honor Abides Here (5) by Libby G, on Flickr Honor Abides Here (3) by Libby G, on Flickr
  16. 13 points

    Iris quilt

    I had the privilege of quilting this beautiful applique Iris quilt for my neighbour/friend. It has a wonderful story behind it. She made the quilt top back in 1988 for her daughter and as young daughters go, didn't like it once Mom had almost finished the top. So, my friend put it in storage along with the rest of the fabric and backing. Now this summer, her mother is moving from her home to a new condo and my friend felt her mother needed a new quilt for her new home so she dug this out of storage and her mother loved it. She was ready to bring me the quilt and then realized the borders had never been put on so she needed to quickly do that as well and so fortunate that she had kept all the extra fabrics! I had SO much fun quilting this for them. AND another exciting note is that my friend is now eagerly awaiting her very own APQS Millie!! We are going to have so much fun sharing ideas and learning together!
  17. 13 points
    I have finally finished quilts for Landon and Scarlett. Can you believe they are a year old already? They are such good babies. They both love their quilt and give them kisses and hugs all the time. Lol. Landon likes to pet his giraffe. These quilted up really quickly. My goal was to keep them soft and snuggley.
  18. 13 points
    I dew quilting

    Vintage Quilt

    This is a customer quilt that I recently finished. It has been delivered so I can share The top is about 40 years old. She loves vintage pieces. The top is 74X90, with a lot of open space. She didn't want any quilting on the face or arms but said do whatever I wanted with feathers and pebbles. Had fun quilting this one. All quilting is freehand on my Millie. 2 layers of batting, 80/20 on the bottom and wool on the top, SoFine thread. Sorry can only load one picture
  19. 12 points
    Ann Wight

    My first scrappy quilt...ever!

    I have been quilting since 2008 and have always been afraid of making scrappy quilts. For me, they are to busy, too many fighting patterns, just too much chaos. I decided to tackle my fear of all this and make a small quilt from my scraps. I used an Arkansas Crossroads block and am really pleased with my "controlled" scrappy quilt. Details on my blog: http://bunkhousequilts.blogspot.com/2018/02/im-not-afraid-of-scrappy-quilts.html
  20. 12 points

    Metro Rings - finally finished!

    Between work and the holidays I was finally able to get this quilt on and off my frame. It's a commission quilt for a co-worker/friend and thankfully she was not in a hurry. I used quilt designs from House of Creations (they stitched beautifully!) and my Freedom with Intelliquilter. Just need to add the label and off it will go. Cathy
  21. 12 points

    Baby gift

    Made this little quilt for baby shower gift for a coworker. I’m new to ruler work and am pleased with the result. Just needs binding
  22. 12 points
    Ann Wight

    Clothesline Quilt

    I just took this little orphan block quilt off the frame and bound it. I was given several bags of stash and blocks from a lady that passed away several years ago. Her daughter is an acquaintance of mine and recently her husband was killed in an boating accident. I made this for her from the last of her Mom's orphan blocks. More of the story and photos on my blog. http://bunkhousequilts.blogspot.com/2017/07/clothesline-quilt-is-done.html
  23. 12 points

    Surf Song Bargello

    Just off my quilt frame this week, "Surf Song" bargello. From the book Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts by Eileen Wright. Needed a king size quilt for my bed and instead of adding borders to make a king sized "Surf Song" I kept building the bargello to the edges. I quilted it with IQ and the panto Ripples by Lorien Quilting. I will make coordinating batik pillowcases and of course still need to bind the beast!! Robin in MT
  24. 12 points

    Zinnia Garden for my niece

    A recent finish for my great niece's 10th birthday. I've had the fabric for quite a few years thinking it would make a pretty girls quilt and when my niece asked me to make her a quilt I knew what I wanted to use. The pattern is called Zinnia Garden from American Patchwork & Quilting 2017 calendar. My niece loved it and apparently her bedroom is being painted to go with it! Cathy APQS Freedom w/Intelliquilter
  25. 12 points
    T Row Studio

    Christmas in July

    Here is a lovely paper pieced poinsettia wall hanging Marie made she will have it ready for Christmas this year. Here is the before after and back hope you enjoy. and..... Merry Christmas........ LOL
  26. 12 points

    Beverly's Bouquet #2

    When one of my friends saw the post of the first Beverly's Bouquet quilt, she loved it so much she ordered the pattern. It really was challenging for her, but she's done a terrific job with it. Hobb's 80/20, So Fine on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. Beverlys Bouquet by Libby G, on Flickr Beverlys Bouquet (2) by Libby G, on Flickr Beverlys Bouquet (3) by Libby G, on Flickr
  27. 12 points

    My Tribute to Betty

    4 years ago today I lost my best friend and quilting buddy, Betty O'Leary. I just finished quilting this beautiful applique quilt top of hers as a tribute to her.
  28. 12 points
    Edited post with a short video tour of my Featured quilted area at the show. I Hope you enjoy I will post pictures of my quilts next week I am so excited today is our local Quilt show. I have been named one the feature quilters at our show . This is quite and honor I am given a special area where 20 of my own quilts will be hung. I have selected some of my favorite quilts I have made over the years as well as some new ones I got done under the wire. I also have 7 more that are in the actual show. I am looking forward to sharing my quilts with everybody in the Red Deer and surrounding areas. My Daughter is coming today before the show stars and photographing my quilts I will show pictures after the week end. Here is the before picture of 22 of my quilts yesterday morning as I was packing them up. Have a great week-end I know I will enjoy all the visiting Laughing and shopping ans Sharing that goes with this kind of event.
  29. 12 points
    Pepsi Girl

    Finished 3 American Hero quilts

    Quilted all with different pantos will ship Tuesday when I go to town. That white spot is the sun coming through the window.
  30. 12 points

    Very Thrilled with

    APQS service, people on this forum, and our local tech person. I finally called the service dept as everyone has helped and things were getting better but not where the stitches should be. The tech helped me eliminate the skipped stitches, Barb Mayfield helped me realize that some of my problem was actually called "long" stitches, and today APQS spent as much time on the phone with me as needed (multiple times today) to figure out that my long stitches are most likely due to a bad encoder cable. I'm getting new ones soon. The support is so important and heart warming when problems occur. I learned more about my machine and how to trouble shoot stuff today too. I was ready to ship it to APQS and let them figure it out. So glad they want to help us and aren't just there to take our $$, YEA customer support.
  31. 11 points

    Gathering Baskets

    I finally put one of my own quilts on my Millie. I had been putting it off because I wanted to do custom and knowing that I wanted it just perfect for myself kept me from just jumping in. Doesn't matter that I can do custom on customer quilts. For some reason....that's different. I think I am pretty happy with what I have done.
  32. 11 points

    Letter from Himself (RitaR's husband)

    Rita and Roland visiting Dennis and me in 2009.
  33. 11 points

    Amazing People

    Last week I changed my needle in my Lenni and accidentally put it in backward. It immediately got hung up and blew a fuse. I used my extra fuse and fixed it. No problems. So today I remembered I needed to order some fuses. I went to the Quilted Joy website because I had had good service from them before. I ordered 6 fuses. My thinking, "I have to order them so get several" and since I am somewhat anal it has to be a round number like a half a dozen, right? The owner of Quilted Joy, Angela Huffman, saw my order and her thinking was "does this lady have a problem?" So she called me to see if my machine was regularly blowing fuses and to see if she could offer help. Yes, she really did do that. I was floored. I did not buy my machine from her. I don't even live in the same state as she does. But she took the time to see if I needed help. I find that amazing and very uplifting. No one does that anymore. APQS has some amazing people representing them and I am glad (even though I am having some thread issues at the moment) I bought an APQS machine. I wanted to be sure to acknowledge her kindness because I think society as a whole is sometimes quicker to complain than to compliment. So thank you Angela. (And yes, I asked her about my thread problem and she told me a few things to check on. How nice is that.) I also want to thank the folks on this forum who are always taking time to offer advice and help whenever I have a question. I was feeling kinda bummed about the problems I am having but I feel better and know that there is support out there. So thank you.
  34. 11 points
    This one is called Prairie Flowers (I think) by Jo Morton. All beautifully hand appliqued! I outlined around each of those applique elements - lots of time but worth it (IMHO)! The piecer wanted to keep a traditional feel, so she chose Quilters Dream 70/30 batting; Superior So-Fine thread - she was thrilled at the outcome!
  35. 11 points

    Ideas anyone?

    Thanks for all of the ideas, they really helped. Here is the finished quilt.
  36. 11 points

    Scrap Quilt

    Marjorie, an 88 year old, pieced this quilt last year. She wanted me to quilt it with feathers. Since she didn't use cornerstones, it was hard for her to keep the blocks straight and in line. So Fine on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin. Hobb 80/20. scrap (4) by Libby G, on Flickr scrap by Libby G, on Flickr scrap (2) by Libby G, on Flickr scrap (5) by Libby G, on Flickr
  37. 11 points

    Just finished this one

    This is a friends quilt I quilted for her. It's for her grandson's birthday. The first pic is of it before I started the quilting.
  38. 11 points

    My Poppy Quilt at DQNV Show

    Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a great weekend! My Poppy Quilt received an honorable mention ribbon at the Desert Quilters of Nevada show last weekend. I never intended for this quilt to go in a show, but what a great experience it was. The story is bittersweet. This was my project when I went to Arizona to help care for my Pop when he had terminal lung cancer. That was in 2004. I couldn't touch it for years. But I finally finished the quilting and showed it at a guild circle meeting. I was "encouraged" to enter it in the show. I'm glad I did because I learned so much! The second photo is of my granddaughter, Hal. She loved going to the show with me. She had her sketch book and was drawing the quilts she liked. I asked her which was her favorite and she said, "Your quilt, Grammy!" Melted my heart! The border isn't really that ruffly! It just the way it was laying on the floor.
  39. 11 points
    T Row Studio

    I won an award

    Good morning everybody I had an amazing time this week-end at our local show I have one picture to show you of my quilt that won our guild's Challenge this year. The challenge was Canada 150 years we were suppose to make something that reminded us of Canada. I wanted to create the Northern Lights, They are so beautiful in the Northern area so I added the Inukshuk to my small 20"x 20" piece. I call it Norther Magic This is one of the pieces that has been selected to go to Toronto in June. I hope you enjoy my piece.
  40. 10 points
    So... with me taking some time off during the holidays, I had a "stay-cation" and I a few days ago, I finished another beauty. It's a pattern designed by Judy Niemeyer called Paradise in Bloom. This one is pieced by one of my most favorite customers. She is amazing. She's 80 years old, she lives in Castle Rock Colorado and she sends me all of her (absolutely impeccably pieced) quilts to finish for her. It truly is my honor and joy to be part of this project. She is in the hospital right now, so I am keeping her in my thoughts and prayers. Love and prayers to my special friend, Sonja ....
  41. 10 points

    For His Service

    It is finally finished and will be judged next week at the “Road to California” quilt shop I am so proud of this quilt. I paper pieced it using Harboured Lighthouse pattern by Quiltworx It was made to thank my husband for his years of service in the United States Coast Guard I machine quilted it using my new Millennium and was hand guided. I do not have a computer on my long arm.
  42. 10 points

    Christmas Lonestar

    I just put this one in the mail to my in-laws yesterday. It’s a Moda Bake Shop quilt pattern using a Jelly Roll, which gave me a little trouble and I ended up doing some creative piecing to get it finished. I used Superior Monopoly to ditch it, beside the ditch, as the seams are all pressed open, then completed the rest with a Glide 40wt. Lenni worked really well with the Monopoly, thank the quilting gods! ;-). It’s about 60” square after washing. And I need to give credit to Tracey Russell from Whirls n Swirls Quilting who came out with the background full video the day I put it on the frame!
  43. 10 points

    Customer Christmas Quilt

    Here are a couple of pics of a recently quilted customer quilt. She did machine applique quilt monopoly thread. I thought it was a super cute quilt. It has one layer of Hobb's wool batting and was quilted with the Metro Pro Thread.
  44. 10 points

    Niece wanted to make a quilt

    My niece, Sydney, visited for a week from Minnesota, because she wanted to see us and wanted to learn to quilt. She'll be 14 next month. She saved her money and bought a sewing machine. The only sewing she's really done was in the class the place she bought her sewing machine offered for new machine owners. I've taught adults, but not kids. I told her to look through a book of blocks and choose the ones she liked. I vetoed all but the one in the pictures. I decided to make 18" inch blocks, so she only needed to make 6 blocks. It ended up looking too long and skinny, so we decided to make 3 more blocks. Sydney did most of the cutting and sewing. I did all the pinning. I had her practice drawing what she wanted to quilt, and then quilt it on some sheets I cut down, using my Millie. She decided to quilt feathers and swirls in the sashing, and I suggested meandering in the blocks. She did one block, and didn't like it at all, so we ripped it out. She ended up doing feathers in all the blocks. She did all the quilting. She had never even seen a longarm until she saw mine. I'm amazed at how well she did. She said she had no idea what making a quilt involved. With all the work she did in one week, she didn't get burned out. She wants to come back, and thinks she can go home and make a quilt using the churn dash block. Deb.
  45. 10 points

    Four point star quilt

    This is Patsy's quilt. It's a hand pieced that she found on the internet. Sh asked me to quilt it. Thought you would like to see. She loved it today when she picked it up!!! 20170626_100418 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170626_100441 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170626_100447 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170626_100458 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr 20170626_101728 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
  46. 10 points

    Breaking the rules

    My customer requested "pretty but on a budget". The panto we chose was pretty, but I just couldn't stand how the stars looked. My customer agreed to pay extra for SID around the stars - I love the results!! The SID really didn't take very long, and without all the other work that goes into a custom quilting job, it was budget friendly. This could be my new "in-between" quilting for those who don't want full custom but want something a little better than E2E. Carol
  47. 10 points
    Here are a few more Collage projects I just finished . I am teaching and have the opportunity to offer this technique through a satelite class hosted by Sharon Blackmore of Love Shack Quilts, if you are interested here is the link ( https://www.loveshackquilts.ca/product-page/terry-s-collage-workshop-satellite ). I will give you preparation videos to be ready for the class on Sept 30th, Then she will video me though out the day with tips on how to get started, cutting tips, eye options, finishing your project to be able to hang it. I encourage to jump out of your box and create a one of a kind project. The videos will be live so you will be able to ask questions as I am being videoed. The videos stay on the facebook page so you will be able to go back and watch them over and over or watch at a later date if you are busy that day. Or if you are in the Airdrie Alberta area I would love to teach you in person. This is a fun and freeing process once you get going you can have a lot of fun.
  48. 10 points
    T Row Studio

    Collage Quilts

    Hi since the Red Deer Quilt show , I showed two of my collage quilts I made the giraffe and the cow. These created quite a stir in our area. I have been booked to do 10 classes all over our province I have done three already I just finished the newest pattern by Laura Heine it is a pincushion. How many still have a tomato pin cushion. I know I do. Have a Great Day Before picture after
  49. 10 points

    My Accomplished Quilting :)

    Hi Everyone, I want to start out with Thanking Everyone for their tips and links to help me Learn all I can about Needles, Batting, and Variegated thread, so that I wouldn't disappoint my NEW LUCEY! Our Daughter said she wanted a Quilt that looked like an Eclipse, and she wanted it in Florida Sunset, Earthtones, etc... and she wants it PUFFY (Comforter style) I have spent the last 9 months, planning this quilt for our Daughter.. First I had to make a template for the pattern.. then the hard part.. NEVER WORKED WITH BATIKS BEFORE. Everyone I talked to said,, just sew them together and they all match.. well, being the old fashioned "match" fabrics.. I just couldn't do it.. I procrastinated on my design wall for MONths!! Move this one.. move that one., Oh, now I lost the Eclipse.. it was a struggle!! But , never give up. After finally getting the top all pieced and with all your help a searching everywhere that I could search.. it was time to take the plunge and see if I could actually do this. .. I searched everywhere for a Panto that was "open" and didn't have any success, so I had to create my own.. Big Swirls and loops so that my quilting would hopefully end up PUFFY. So.. here you are.. Batiks top and Backing.. 2 layers of batting, Variegated Superior Top thread , Super Bobs in the bobbin.. Never had the thread break one time.. and Lucey performed like a Pro. For a Newbie, I am very happy with my first quilting. Rosemary
  50. 10 points
    It has been soooooo long since I quilted. I think the last time I quilted was over 6 months ago, maybe longer. I can't remember if the twins were born or not but the last quilt I did was for my 3rd granddaughter. We finally got in our house mid Jan. and I finally have everything unpacked and put where it goes. I still have some pictures to hang but other than that I'm reasonably happy. I got my new studio all in order and hubby finally hung some lights for me a couple of weeks ago, then we got company for a week. It was the first time I had all 5 grandbabies together. Unfortunately my 2nd granddaughter got sick in the car coming up. We thought she was just car sick from the 14 hour drive but when my 1st granddaughter and son came down with it 3 days later we knew that wasn't the case. My 3rd granddaughter came down with it the night before they left. She just turned 1 in Feb. and she actually puked in the puke bucket every time!!!!! I was impressed, LOL. My poor DIL was up all night and then got the bug on their way home but didn't get sick until they pulled into the driveway. 2 days after that Landon came down with it and then my daughter. 4 days after that Scarlett and Nana got it. There is only 1 man standing and it has been a week since I had it so hopefully Poppi will NOT be getting it! Finally our Landon had a heart catherization done on Tuesday and we got the best news ever! The pressure in his upper chamber is almost normal and they have taken him off oxygen! We were so excited and happy to have this news. He still has problems with his mitral valve and will likely have to have another surgery sometime in the future but he really truly is our miracle baby! Anyway all that got in the way of my quilting. I have been dragging my feet all week for some reason and I don't know why. Today I finally bit the bullet and got a play piece loaded. I forgot how to turn my stitch regulator on! LOL I stitched for about an hour and oh did it feel good. All my fears are gone and now I can get back in my groove. I have a quilt that I told a friend I would quilt over a year ago and then my world flipped upside down and sideways. I'm hoping to get her quilt loaded tomorrow and get moving on it. Glad to be back.