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15 hours ago, RedHeadTexan said:

This is the quilt top that was inspired by the Caribbean.  It is at the long arm quilter now and will be a birthday gift for my older sister who also loves cruising.

 

My current projects are 3 mystery quilts, a Project Linus quilt, and a block of the month group.  At some point over the next few weeks I plan to sew a couple of pairs of pants.  It’s a pattern I have seen once before, so all the height adjustments have been made. 

 

Lisa

 

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Lisa,  The quilt is beautiful  I do love the colors.  Very tropical.

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Beautiful quilt top Lisa. So bright and cheerful!

 

How did you find your long arm quilter? I actually saw a listing on Craigslist the other day...it got me thinking and wondering.

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4 hours ago, Anita Latte said:

Beautiful quilt top Lisa. So bright and cheerful!

 

How did you find your long arm quilter? I actually saw a listing on Craigslist the other day...it got me thinking and wondering.

I googled "Longarm Quilter" and the small towns that are nearby.  I live outside Knoxville, TN and discovered that service oriented businesses are much less expensive out in the rural areas.  Once I found some ladies that do this out of their homes, I checked out their social media pages to see their work.  Elizabeth, who is my quilter, lives way out in the sticks and does a phenomenal job.  She taught me how to hand sew the binding.  

 

I have some small makeup bags that I plan on making as Christmas gifts this year and will work on quilting those with my walking foot.  I just ordered this book on  Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1940655218/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 on machine quilting with the walking foot.  

 

Lisa

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Geo, I'm in the process still. Work in the garden took priority over my sewing project. The pattern seems very easy though...most of the pattern pieces are basically rectangles. The garden is entering more of a maintenance mode so I should be able to get back to it soon. I'll let you know. 🙂

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17 hours ago, Anita Latte said:

Geo, I'm in the process still. Work in the garden took priority over my sewing project. The pattern seems very easy though...most of the pattern pieces are basically rectangles. The garden is entering more of a maintenance mode so I should be able to get back to it soon. I'll let you know. 🙂

Gardening work can take time.  We are getting three old fruit tress take down, This year their age and the winter got to them.  Gardening like house work never ends.    But looking at a beautiful garden is so nice.  Fl. gardens grow some what fast, sunshine and nice weather.  Have you enjoyed seeing the rockets going up?  I always love that.  I liked how the noise would come after the rocked passed over us.

My sewing has taken a back seat to house projects too.  The pass year or so going through things, painting, yard work etc.  Then I started a family tree.  Now that has taken lots of time away from my sewing.  I have gotten back to the late 1700's, found new cousins (living in my town) and we keep in touch.  And one new third cousin in Canada who I speak to about once every two weeks. He helped me get started on my tree.

I would like to make some sweatshirt type shirts for my self.  Trying to find the right pattern has been hard.  I have fleece fabric and would like to use that up.  I don't want a shirt with a hood.

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