Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Big Sigh of Relief

My long arm works!!! Why does this thrill me you ask? My poor, beloved machine has endured a vengeful x, storage through an Illinois summer and early winter, and non-use in the past year and a half. It's been home and "up" for 5 months and I've been afraid to discover unseen damage. It was bad enough the x stole the screws to the data cable (!?) but what other harm did he do? Apparently none! The timing was still perfect and even the top tension barely needed tweaked for the lighter thread.

So StinkerBella's Double Wedding Ring quilt top is loaded with a soft sea foam flannel backing. I'm doing a background meander with loops through the arcs and loopy daisies in the corners. I'm rusty but it is a baby quilt and I'm not going to stress about it too much. Pictures will follow soon - one thing at a time!

I've also started pieceing a split nine patch out of some Chez Moi charm packs I bought at Tammy Tadd's a few years ago. I've heard raves about this pattern every where since I saw it here on Sunflower's blog. She is one of my best friends and always does the best versitile and dynamic patterns. In her honor, here's a picture. Can't have too many quilt pictures.I love this quilt and it will hang somewhere in the new house dispite the fact hubby's first wife liked sunflowers. And for the heck of it (and because I like to brag about my kids) StinkerBella. Happy Quilting!!!

(Oh, p.s. to my friends in Illinois - It's been 70 here for two weeks, I wore a skort today. Hahaha!)

1 comment:

  1. Oh, yeah? Well, it's snowing here... HA! I posted a video on my Flickr site ( Watch it- I know you'll be insanely jealous!! :)
    I miss you. Please come visit soon. I need to see my boys (and meet Stinkerbella!)!


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