Millie has been entrusting her quilts to me for several years now and it’s always a pleasure to quilt for her. These recent two quilts were a lot of fun to quilt.
This first one was quilted using the Pantograph Shasta Daisy, it always makes me smile when I see it.
Her second quilt also perfectly pieced called for a floral Pantograph so I chose Rhapsody. I have customers that like to choose the designs for their quilts and I will order new Pantographs for them if I don’t have what they have in mind, however many people tell me to choose and enjoy being surprised when the receive their quilts back. I have recently added to my Pantograph collection and am looking forward to trying them soon.
Millie’s backing for this quilt was so soft and vintage looking a perfect fit for this sweet quilt.
Do you remember the post when I showed you this?
Well inside those tubes were the new wheels for my longarm. I love my APQS Millennium and have spent many many hours quilting with it. One thing I wasn’t crazy about though was my machine felt heavy and I felt like it took a lot more of my strength to guide her than I though it should.
Then came my very favourite personal technician who is also my very favourite guy! Erik put my new wheels on my machine on Saturday. I don’t think my wheels have ever been as perfectly adjusted as they are now.
and let me tell you, my machine floats now, I love it! I could hardly wait to load a quilt and try them out!!!
So on Sunday that’s just what I did
After my oldest daughter took all her quilts to Texas, my other girls were complaining that there weren’t enough snuggle quilts for the living room. I used a flannel back for this quilt and oh my it was fun to quilt! What a difference!
The sun is shining, snow is melting and yesterday I wore my favourite spring jacket for my walk!! My daughter Mary joined me for my walk and although we had to play a bit of dodge the puddles it was wonderful to be out in the sunshine and warmer air!!
I’ve been busy playing/working in my studio this last week. Emily’s quilt is progressing although slowly, this is not a pattern to be rushed at least not by me.
I do have all 30 blocks to the stage shown and also all the outer rings ready to join and add to the blocks so slowly but surely its coming. I’m hoping to have this one finished and ready to enter into our spring quilt show this year.
This little one has been waiting to be quilted for, hmm well over a year. Its such a sunny happy quilt, it could be a baby quilt but I think I might just have a perfect place for it to live for awhile anyways.
I’m still waiting for a couple of shipments to arrive, sometimes its just so hard to be patient but I did order them on the 18th of Feb and its been long enough!! It just reminds me why I like to have my orders shipped to the border.
and todays goal? I should have Katie’s quilt ready to bind and hopefully be a little further along on Emily’s quilt.
and then there are the goodies in these tubes that I’m hoping to play with over the weekend! more news to follow.