Woo hoo! Let’s hear it for vacation time! I’d say I’m working hard at hardly working but truthfully I’m working at non-paid things this week. It’s all good stuff though! It’s 70 degrees outside with a beautiful blue sky if you can’t tell from the picture. The last quilt I followed a pantograph; for this one I quilted roughly the same pattern but did free motion quilting instead. There were some “interesting” (ahem) patterns quilted in here and there, but overall it worked.
I emailed/called a few friends to tell them I had completed all the “need to get done” quilting so if anyone wanted to try out quilting on something they had ready to give me a holler. I didn’t get any takers after a couple of days so I’ve loaded the Libs Elliott quilt and am busy on that one now.
One friend has been looking at long arms as long as I have, so she came over with her husband a few days ago to get measurements on the length and width and to get a sense of the setup in a real room (as opposed to a showroom) to see if they can make it work for them also.
I’m not someone who has a room overflowing with fabric, although I do have loads more than I need. It’s starting to get disorganized again so when I saw someone suggest an economical way to arrange their fabric so that it’s easy to find what I’m looking for, I was all over that. I bought these off of Amazon, although apparently you can find them in comic book stores if you know where a store is near you. These are thin/pliable cardboard rectangles that are 7 x 10 1/2″ that apparently a lot of quilters use to wrap their fabric on.
It was suggested that these work best for fat quarters through two yards; any more than that and I’ll probably want to fold the fabric separately. I think that probably covers the majority of what I had in mind though. I’m in no rush to get this done; it’s something that I could do while watching TV, etc. My plan is to organize the fabrics based on color so that if I’m looking for a blue fabric, I’ll be able to immediately find it. Plus I’ll have a better sense of what colors I have a lot of, and what I probably need to buy if I see a pattern I like.
So far I’ve folded up one – haha!