I just did some S~loopy things, following the height of two rows of blocks... I just wanted to get the motion and speed thing, figured out, and well, I went for it on manual, too. No stitch regulator! I found when I was playing, that manual moves so much smoother, then when it's in the regulated way... so much fun!
Now to find a nice binding, curl up by the fire under i, and consider today a good PLAY day!
That took me most of the day to get it going... I should have been dropping seeds in my garden, but...I guess we always have next weekend! hehe! One must sew!
I would like a quilter that just quilts, would be nice to be able to finish my quilts that way. I was looking at the new pfaff and it is nice, but we needed kitchen cabinets, so it will have to wait.ReplyDelete
In full bloom...just like your beautiful quilt! Allergy season is in full swing as well. :o)ReplyDelete
exciting to get the machine rocking!!! I am still in the car another hour or so.. then home! tomorrow I need to get some mulch for the garden... I'm sure the weeds are having a blast while I was gone!ReplyDelete
I bet it was fun learning all the in's and out's of the new machine - your garden looks lovely! you must so enjoy getting out of the city and be able to play in the dirt :)ReplyDelete
Nothing is close to blooming in Winnipeg, but the snow has finally melted. It looks like you're having fun with that new machine. woo hoo!ReplyDelete
Nothing blooming but it was a beautiful day here even if the ice is still on the lake.ReplyDelete
Your new toy looks like so much fun!!
Yay!! So glad to see that you had fun with your machine! Your blooms look great too. Ours are finally coming along.ReplyDelete
You look like you're having so much fun! I weeded, swept, mowed and watered today but right now I'm settling in to do a little hand-quilting - a pretty good day! Take care, ByrdReplyDelete
What a day on all counts both quilting and gardening!ReplyDelete
Nice to have one of those days....you are new to this machine???? You will have so much fun!! I just got the Baby Lock Tiara ...sit down longarm...no space for the large frames. I am praciticing and loving it!!ReplyDelete
Lovely quilt, and what fun to quilt it on your new toy!ReplyDelete
Gardening here is mostly a matter of cutting things back. Our yard is determined to revert to jungle. I've been clearing out old heliconia around the banana trees, and wishing I had more yard space for a vegetable garden.
Very exciting things happening in your neck of the woods... gardening and long arming..... Keep having fun.ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous, the garden and the quilt!ReplyDelete
Childhood memory -- Rhubarb. I remember that growing profusely in our backyard in Ohio. We'd cut off a stalk, grab a teacup full of sugar and just enjoy it fresh.ReplyDelete
Trees have been blooming here in the Seattle area. Camelia bushes, rhododendrons, flowering trees, etc. I's been so beautiful! I love Spring! Your garden will be beautiful when the peonies are in bloom. I just love peonies!!!!
WOW, you are so brave to put a beautifully pieced quilt top on your frame for your first time. My first time, I was a chicken and loaded a whole cloth quilt made from 4 yards of fabric, top and back. I quilted the entire quilt with every design imaginable, to get practice, with no stitch regulator. That was a great learning experience!! Enjoy your garden!ReplyDelete
I have a Handi Quilter Fusion too! I love it and I'm sure you will too. I look forward to seeing more of you and your Fusion adventures.ReplyDelete
In SoCal the roses are well into their first throw but I am still waiting for the hydrangeas. Looks like you enjoyed your day, lovely to get the hours to play at what we love to do.ReplyDelete
The weather is definitely Spring, here in S.E.MN, and the rhubarb is definitely up. All the Spring bulbs have shot up in the last couple of days. Lookin' great on the Fusion! Stitch regulators aren't all they're "cracked up" to be. I prefer manual (I've been accused of being a "control freak" anyhow! Hehe!) to a regulator so didn't get that for my HQ SS and am lovin' it!!!!!! Exciting days ahead! Hugs, DoreenReplyDelete
Wow - I was just wondering this morning if you had tried your new toy yet! There's no stopping you now!ReplyDelete
Well done you! What fun! Our Autumn leaves are providing spectacular colour. Enjoy your Spring blooms.ReplyDelete
Spring is late here in the Hudson valley. It's been too cold. Hopefully it will arrive soon.
Wow to your pretty quilt, and to your braveness to dive right in. I believe that's the way to do it---just do it!
I played with a HQ at my local quilt shop during a demo. Loved it! It has the mentality of how we our brain is wired----pencil on top ,paper on the bottom. That's how we work when we write or do,art. My domestic machine of course works the opposite way---you move the "paper" or fabric instead of the "pen". Both have a learning curve. From those I spoke with you will love your longarm---being able to knock out quilts independently, making them truly your complete work, at a fairly quick pace--Yeh for you. Mostly what I love about it is nothing to the right of the machine --freedom and space to just quilt. On my domestic home machine --the darn right side is always in the way.!!
Enjoy this new found freedom-----and quilt away!,,,,
Much to do this weekend--did not accomplish half of what i should have----however working on my quilt alliance quilt---so excited about that---I love it!!! my seventeen year old daughter is being inducted into the National Honor Society
On Tues. eve. ----which is a pretty big honor. She works hard and does really well in her studies. Spent time shopping for a dress--shoes etc. etc. etc....for the ceremony, so not much quilting time this weekend!!! As you say Victoria family first--of course--we are so very proud of her!
Until next time
Daffodils & crocus just finished, tulips, hyacinths, just started. Forsythia in full bloom too and many flowering trees, but my magnolia blossoms were ruined by a late frost. Hoping for frost free days from now on. Love that quilt. The long arm machine looks like great fun.ReplyDelete
Currently living in the land of Always Blooming, aka, the tropics of Brazil, so we have flowers of some sort all year long. Lovely! I will miss, deeply, the year-round color when I one day return to Texas.ReplyDelete
Great job on just jumping in and quilting a top; it's a lovely one!
In Colorado Springs the temp yesterday and today is around 70, onReplyDelete
Wednesday we will be in the low 30's with snow and maybe a little rain...this awful spring weather is so hard on the trees and bushes...I am keeping my fingers crossed that our fruit trees bloom soon!
You are so lucky to have the longarm...I am saving to purchase one, too, but I am not sure if I want the HQ, Gammil, or APQS Millenium. How are you liking the HQ?
I love rhubarb. I wish we had some growing here, too. :-) We finally hit the 70s today....ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your first long armed quilt! You'll be getting through that pile of tops in no time :o)ReplyDelete
Not much blooming around here..still too cold, which is strange as spring has normally gotten to the U.K. by now!
The dogwoods and azalea are just finishing. But I have plenty of roses in bloom :0).ReplyDelete
I actually did some sewing this week!
Happy Sewing and learning on your long arm