Sorry I have not been on here in a really long time! Did you get to the AAQG Quilt show back in July? I was there on Thru. for set up, when my son called me and said there was a fire and I needed to come home. My husband got the kitchen on fire and was burned a little, he is ok! But I was out of my house for about 45 days. Then the basement flooded twice. I am just getting my room back together from all that. I did get a mid are but not a long arm. Could not aford it. I have not got it all set back up jet. I see you got a long arm and from what I am seeing you are doing really good jobs on your quilts!! Did you join the guild? I am incharge of the retreat this year, so if you come to the meetings, please look me up I would love to meet you!!
The Pieceful Times quilt was designed by Debbie Caffrey and I got it from Quilter's Cupboard, Ankeny, as a mystery quilt. It was fun to do, the pieces fit together well. Good luck in finding the pattern.
Thanks for the comment on my applique blocks. I'm actually not doing needle turn. I'm using a product by Ricky Tims called stable stuff (it's like a heavy fabric/ paper that can go thru a printer to copy patterns if desired). You cut the applique shapes out of stable stuff. Also cut shapes out of fabric but with extra 1/4 in all around. Then you glue the fabric shape to the stable stuff shape with water soluble glue and turn and glue the edges down to the stable stuff piece and then sew it to block. When it gets wet the stable stuff turns into fluff and gives kind of a trapunto look. An excellent source for needle turn is Liuxin Newman - her web site is Thimblelady.com She does amazing work. I ordered her book and DVD - haven't done much with it yet but looks like very detailed instructions and pratice suggestions.
Hi Andrea! Yes, you are correct about the SBS quilt! I actually have all the blocks done that I want to do. I needed to make it a king size, so I am adding a second/strip pieced block to frame alternating blocks as well. It's for my DFIL, so that explains the masculine fabrics ;0) I have really enjoyed doing it. It took me about 6 months to get them done. I will be outside a lot too soon, so I am trying to get those done ASAP......but then I have all these BOMs going on too lol Never a dull moment around here! hee hee Thanks for the warm welcome!
Last time I was at APQS, they had quilted sweatshirts made on the LA. They took off the ribbing and cut it open to lay flat. Pinned it to the leaders and did quilt as you go. One was jelly roles, the other a crazy patch. She said to use a sweatshirt that is at least a size bigger. After it was all quilted, sewed the sides back up cut the front open and put on binding. They were hanging in the classroom if you would ever want to stop and check them out. They are on my LONG list of things to try!
Hi Andrea I got the machine fixed. Figured it out myself. Its working great. Thanks for the info on it. Hope you are home sewing up a storm. Its nasty outside today. Plan on finishing a few baby blankets today.
Hi Andrea, I just called up to Newton and he is not a Brother dealer, so if he has to get info on fixing machines he cannot do it. He will be back Monday so I will call. I know its the same metal piece that needs to go on one side or the other before you close it up. If you have any clues let me know. Thanks for helping. His wife told me that if I did find another Brother dealer make sure I ask what the cost to bring it if I need be, they are charging $125 some places just to bring it in. Not my machine will I pay that. How about you?