Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thanks for the Comments

Thank you guys for the suggestions on my quilt. I haven't washed it yet but I will try blocking it.

Cindy, I do my own quilting and am really going out on a limb and trying new things. My inspiration is Wendy Sheppard at Ivory Spring. She does all of her quilting on a domestic sewing machine. Bernina, I think. But she does absolutely beautiful work.

I took a chance and ordered a Janome 1600P DB from the internet about a year ago. (It has a 9 inch throat.) It was a really good deal so I wasn't too worried about the fact that I may have to have work done on it. (Thankfully, it is great and I have had no problems.)  My husband made me a quilting frame like this.  I have quilted one king size quilt from it and was frustrated because my quilting space was only about 4 inches.

So, I have been doing stitch in the ditch mostly not using the frame and my embroidery Janome. I plan to use my machine and frame more this summer when I have time to work with it.  I do wish I had a stitch regulator.

I love being on Spring Break and can't wait for the summer when I can laze around all day almost everyday. This will really be the first summer I have ever had off. (I usually have to work part of the summer and  then have workshops on top of that.) I am not scheduling whole lot of workshops this summer, so I hope to have a lot of free time. Yipee. I'd love to be able to get together with some of you Arkansas bloggers.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.

3 comments:

  1. Oooh, an Arkansas blogger get together? Count me in, that would be a blast! (Am I invited if I still consider myself a Missourian though?) lol

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  2. getting together would be great if we can all arrange out schedules! I'll be gone July & August.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  3. SOooo wish I could get together too...but I really am a bit too far away.

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