Wow, has it really been 2 weeks since I posted last….. I knew this was going to be hard. I guess I don’t think I have a lot to say. LOL I have been extremely busy with finishing the Longwood Gardens Quilt and piecing the rest of my challenge quilt. As some of you know I am a co-owner of Intelligent Quilting. This keeps me really busy and since we are having our yearly founder’s day sale. Whew…. you guys are wearing me out. LOL
I am pleased to say that I have finished piecing the LAC challenge quilt and I cannot wait to quilt it!!! I have some maintenance to do on my machine….level table, level carriage, hopefully this will take out some of the vibration I am getting. I think it is just a little of balance. Oh yeah, it is time once again to straighten the leaders. I did my other machine but now need to do this one. I am calling it Hula Hibiscus!
So let’s see, It is the first time I did machine applique, curved piecing, paperless paper piecing and miters. Ronda seems to think I should put some piping around it. I think I will quilt it and then see how I feel. That would be another first!! I have done a small flange but it didn’t turn out so well. I am hoping to start quilting this next week. I am now awaiting thread.
On another good note.. I have finished the Longwood Gardens Quilt and am happy with how it turned out. I did swags in the border with beadboard and a feather fill underneath and Ribbon candy in the red border. The interior of the quilt… all applique was stitched around and then I set my needle down and away I went. I knew how I wanted the interior bird to look but other than that I just winged it. I did not use the Intelliquilter for any of it. All me!!
Now I will have to go to Longwood Gardens at Christmas to see it hanging.
Onto designing the quilting for Hula Hibiscus!!
Happy Quilting everyone!!