Friday, August 27, 2010
. This is 100% made from my scraps and there is something so satisfying from making a quilt with what you have! I mean it's almost like a free quilt....right! I even have a home for it as I redecorated my sons room this summer and they desperately need new quilts. I'll have to get busy making a second one because you know how I like things to match!
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Monday, August 23, 2010
Now to my quilt shopping. As you can see I found an inner border and batik backing for my quilt. I was hoping to have this one quilted this summer but the three week shipping wait on the backing kind of changed those plans. Shopping for fabric online can be well tricky at best but I am very happy with the backing I received. You never know how accurate the colors are in the pictures on some website but I am happy to report that Hancock's of Paducah are very accurate so two thumbs up to them.
I also placed a new pantograph order at Willow Leaf Studio and have 10 new pantos coming this week. I also received this first one as a gift from Lori , I let her quilt a lap quilt on my Millie this summer. I can hardly wait to get these in the mail and try some new designs.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010
B said it didn't matter how I quilted it so being the 'little sister' i quilted lizards on it!! Yes I said lizards! See, lizards!
This is a really cute panto I have had for a year and I really wanted to quilt it. I am glad I tried it and maybe it will remind B of her years living in Bermuda!! Right B.
I bought his panto at Urban Elementz and it is called Lounge Lizards.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
A common post in the longarm quilting forums is on 'how do you store your threads'. So I thought I would share some pictures of my thread storage system. These are IKEA cabinets called ALEX and they work wonderful for threads and pantographs. They are on casters and can fit right under my machine. Tim made the plywood dividers with the notches for each cone so the thread would not roll around the drawers. Very smart!
I just bought my second one this summer so plan a large thread order soon to fill it up.
I don't like leaving my threads on shelves or in the open as the dust collects on the spools very quickly in my shack. I even have an air cleaner in there to collect the batting dust in the air but the dust bunnies still multiply!
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Monday, August 9, 2010
I haven't been quilting this week so I thought I would share some pictures of our summer adventures since we live in such a beautiful area of Canada. You know I love to take pictures and this week has been full of adventures. First my hubby surprises me with a 'Surprise 40th Birthday Party' the day after my birthday and I was surprised. Usually I have an idea something is going one but this time not a clue. Thanks to everyone that came and to Tim for organizing that special day.
Then my sister-in-law and her boyfriend came for a week visit and we had a fantastic time. We spent most of the week swimming, boating, fishing, geocaching or exploring trails on their quads. So I thought I would share a few pictures from our week. These pictures were taken on our quadding adventure to Kisseynew Lake and we had stopped to find a few geocaches along the way.
I hope you are all enjoying your summer and are having some great outdoor adventures of your own.
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