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.