Not cheating in my mind. Your work is still beautiful and it take times to do it, even if your embroidery machine helps a little. I have an embroidery machine, but used it only once on a baby quilt for my daughter's friend...the quilt turned out so cute.
However, I got so bored watching it and changing the thread colors so it now sits on a shelf ...at least for now. I only kept the machine because that same daughter expressed great interest in learning to use it. I later realized that interest only lasted as long as it took me to finish her friend's baby quilt, LOL.
I belong to the new Threadpainting group here now too. I like to use my sewing machine to do free motion threadpainting and sketching on my quilts. I've been working at learning this technique, off and on, for a couple of years now and I can see progress. I've even made a few postcards that I've swapped with other threadpainters on a Yahoo group I moderate too. It is FUN!
Maybe you will want to try it someday...no limit on design or size..that "no limit" is what finally pulled me in the direction of doing free motion threadpainting instead of using my embrioidery machine too. Both methods of doing this type of work are lovely though and you should be proud of your quilts. As I said, it is not cheating.
Lisa, it is NOT fair. 8) That man in your icon photo is soooo handsome. Don't worry, I'm waay too old for him, LOL. It's just that it is so hard to go look at your quilts when you have that photo of you AND him here too. No offfense meant...just letting you know...
Lisa, your pfaff wouldn't be the 7570 would it? That is the one I have and I agree it is very heavy to tote around. I have had the machine for about 5 years but I purchased it second hand without the embroidery unit. Then before Christmas my daughter spotted one on e-bay for $65 and snapped it up. Haven't fired it up yet, but I certainly will.
My pfaff dealer told my that the 7570 is probably the best model pfaff has made, not to trade it off. So I will keep it and I also have a Performance 2058, which I love.
Keep up the lovely work Lisa and good luck with your very looooong list for 2011. I hope you take time to eat and sleep. LOL
Lisa, I just scrolled through all your photos. Your work is exquisite, also love your embroidery work. What brand of embroidery machine do you have? Love all the patterns. I have a Pfaff embroidery machine haven't done much with it as I just recently was able to get the embroidery attachment.
Keep up the good work. I also love table runners and toppers. I like to see my results quickly. LOL
I am so sorry you dropped out too!!!! I tried to get you to come back. Next time when we do another one, you are in girlfriend!!!!! Thank you for the compliment. It is at the quilters. I can't wait to get it back.
The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
Thanks Lisa! I was looking for something else on my computer and ran across that file that had that baby quilt in it. I have a few more to post soon. Wow-2nd in his class--that is awesome!!!! My son graduated in 2007 and I remember how hectic those weeks before graduation were. He is now a junior in college. My daughter will be a junior in high school next year. I swear they were just in kindergarten yesterday!!!! What classes are you taking? My husband just graduated on May 1st. He went to school online but wanted to walk for graduation. Sometimes this time of year is busier than Christmas! Thanks for writing back and tell your son congrats for me! With smarts like that I'm sure God had big things planned for him!!!!
i know what you mean about other sites charging so much! Thanks for the info--I usually stay a little behind anyway. I really enjoy looking at your pics--they are all so cute! For the sbs quilt-how big are those blocks? they look very intricate.
Hi Lisa! I thought I left a comment on MEB but when I looked it didn't show up. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for the info--I looked at that website and I'm seriously considering joining the BOM for the table runners! I'm kinda like you though--I like to change things up a bit! lol
Thanks for the info Lisa. I did some math and i am sure i have enough fabric to make a large queen. I can't wait to get started at it but i have a one block wonder i have to finish first. Stacking the fabric and making sure it lines up is the trickiest part. My first SnW didn't line up well, but i used old cheap fabric to practice on so i could iron out the problems there instead of using the $10/yd fabric.
Yes, Lisa I would love to keep my exhibition schedule posted for upcoming shows. One of my pieces is in the Ohio Historical Society until 2010 (Wilberforce, OH). It will then travel across the country. Thanks for your interest. Diana
Thanks, Lisa. I love EmbLib designs. I want every design I see so I have to step back and decide which ones Ill actually use and which I really don't need. I'll look at the full package and then make a decision. Yours look great so they may be something I'll have to buy. Thanks, again.