I haven't posted in awhile. I have finished quilting two quilts. I am getting ready for our community quilt show so a few quilts came in for that. I also have a couple of people who are already working on Christmas. How nice it must be to have it all done way before and not be caught up in a crunch. That way you could actually enjoy Christmas and reflect more in the season than I've got to go get so & so a gift. Handmade gifts are so much more valuable, especially in times like this when we are in a fast lane for results and people don't have/make time to make a gift for someone. I work at an appraisal tax office and protest period begins tomorrow. We have had quite a few changes this year and figure that many people will be upset and calling/coming into the office. Last year (my first protest period) I was told that not many people were protesting. Seemed like several to me, but I didn't have anything to compare it to. I fear (because people get real angry) that there will be many more this year.
Time to get dressed and hopefully get a few minutes of quilting done before work.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I finished my customers quilt. Will call her today to set up a delivery time. I had ordered fabric for the back of the donation quilt my group Piecemakers are making. I received an email that the fabric should be delivered Friday. I was going to call a friend and tell her I could take her quilt, but now I will have to wait. I have three more quilts to get quilted within three weeks. Two of them will be custom and one probably a pantograph. I don't have much time to always get online to post between working and quilting. I usually get online in the early morning, that is if the computer is working. It has been done for a few days and I don't have time at work to check on emails and read a blog or two. I am moving thru the quilts the best I can. One day I want to spend some time, probably in month to read and learn more about how to enhance my blog and get more on it. Since I won't have my fabric in until tomorrow, I will have time tonight to start on OC. I haven't pulled my four fabrics yet, so it is truly going to be scrappy. Can hardly wait to get to sew and work on MY project tonight!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
I have been loading a quilt for a customer. It is a king size nine patch for her son. She always wants a pantograph so I am going to do interlocking falling leaves. I try to do a different pantograph on each of her quilts so that they are not duplicated. I have a quilt of mine that I want to do. I have decided to do baptist fans on it, so I ordered the pantograph. I don't have the worktable from Gammill, so I need the pantograph to get it done as easily as possible. My quilt is a maple leaf in fall colors. I didn't follow the pattern (didn't read it through and mis-cut the pieces) so I have had to design the quilt as I go. I finished it with a braided border and am very pleased with the finished quilt. Will upload a picture when it is finished quilting with the supposed pattern and my pattern.
Well here goes for the first blog post. I have been reading for awhile and decided I want to do that. My life evolves around quilting and has for the past 15 years. Doesn't seem like it has been 15 years!! I guess I have come full circle. Made my first quilt by myself, not knowing what I was doing; decided I needed quilt classes and signed up; moved and started a quilt group in my community after teaching others how to quilt; bought a longarm and operated a quilting business; and when that slowed up and children became seniors in high school I needed more money and went back to work full time. I still quilt when ever I can. I have a few people that still bring quilts to me and I stay plenty busy with that. Of course I have many quilts that I have started that have not been quilted yet. I always wanted a spot to share on the web my quilt projects and plans and helpful notes.