The move into my room continues ... the longarm was taken apart and reassembled last Sunday. I made myself sick I was so worried about it ... I hired our handyman who I trust and who is wonderful, but still ... not the person that knows the machine. He did a great job with the help of my hubby and son. I started quilting on Monday on the machine and there was a big stiff spot and almost a drop, in one section of the machine. I realized after fighting it for a while, that it was really a simple fix ... the frame wasn't square. Got out my tools and loosened all the main connections and everything settled. Felt so proud of myself! I have since done 5 quilts on it, so I am good to go! Yes, you read that right ... six quilts in the last week ... no wonder I feel like I'm not getting a lot of Christmas done!
I'll work backwards and show you a few of the quilts ... this beauty is a Kim Diehl pattern that a friend of mine made ... isn't it adorable?
I used Omni on top and bottom ... free motion all the way! I am becoming a huge fan of this thread and I see it edging all the other threads I've used out ... it is very reasonably priced, comes in about 144 colors, and I can use it top and bobbin. It also stitches beautifully!
Here is an adorable little quilt of another friend ... it was made with those little templates ... I can't remember what they're called.
I also used this color to quilt three memory shirt quilts; a friend of mine has so kindly been making them for months now for a friend of their's that lost her husband. She made five ... I have quilted four, one more left. I did not take pictures, as I just felt it wasn't appropriate. I did a stipple on all of them; she bought minkee (spelling?) for the back and that is quickly becoming my favorite backing to quilt on. It made me a little nervous at first because it is so stretchy. But the plushness of it is wonderful! It just soaks up the stitching and the back looks amazing because you can see all the detail. It really feels great from the top as I am quilting.
Next up is this adorable quilt for a little boy ... what fun it is to quilt something so cheery and sweet!
Okay ... off to try and decorate my house ... we do keep everything up through the epiphany, January 6, so I never start too early in the month, but I feel like it's a little later than usual. Oh well, I should just stop fretting about getting things done on time and realize I am always going to be a little behind! Ha ha ...
And here is the sweetest thing for me this Christmas season ...