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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Spider Web Flimsy!

Its all in one piece!  Just need borders!

Oh Scrappy goodness, how I love you!

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Quilt Doodles BOM for July is 

Toasty Mugs!

I did my little mugs in Christmas themed fabrics...
Love cute!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

First ever quilt on my Longarm

Yep it is folks!  I am finally using the Tin Lizzie 18 that I purchased about 4 years ago.  I have never ONCE gotten this machine to work correctly! 

While driving home from our trip last week, I decided that enough was enough and picked up the phone to call and see if the longarm guy could come the next day and figure out why this machine doesnt want to work correctly.  He said he could come, so the next day we spent 3 hours tinkering with my Longarm.  He said that we need to order a sensor to get the "Lizzie Stitch" working but he got me going with the manual stitch which is just fine for me, I can do loopy loops and stipple and swirls..perfect!  So, the next day, I spent almost 5 hours loading and quilting this quilt below which is my Scrappy Block Lotto Geese pattern. 
I did loopy loops, the thread broke many many times probably because I used a vintage sheet for backing.  But all in all, I think it turned out ok, I am proud of it! 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Doll Quilt for Patty in Ohio-June

The theme for Doll Quilt Swap Monthly was 
"In my garden"

Well, here in the Sierra Foothills we have alot of these
Scrub Jays...they are beautiful but they are

Patty has received her little quilt and loved it..Yay!

Friday, July 25, 2014

More fighting with the longarm!

Oh this longarm is going to be the death of me!

I loaded my second quilt onto my longarm 
that I have had for almost4 years and have only done ONE quilt on!  I fight and I fight and
I cuss out this longarm constantly, its so frustrating!

Its a newer model Tin Lizzie 18.  Since I am waiting 
once again for more parts to make the regulated stitch work, I am stuck in manual stitching mode which is fine for loopy loops and stipple and meander...but I cant get the tension right...

So here I was sewing right along thinking it looks great....ON THE TOP...when I advanced the roller,
I was faced with multiple loops and eyelashes (which I think we all know what that looks like!) !!  I ripped out this quilt TWICE!  I detest ripping...I think I have mentioned that before...anyways, I take it one day and one hour at a time.  I will get all 30 of my quilt tops quilted eventually....thats the plan anyways!

And this is why piecing is my favorite part of quilting!  If only I were rich, I could afford to send every last one of my quilt tops to a longarmer...ahhhh well, live and learn!!

Anyone out there have a Tin Lizzie who
has any suggestions for me?

RSC July RED!!

Heres my RSC progress for July....

One Red Churn Dash

12 Red String Blocks...

Wonder what color Angela will give us next month!

Thursday, July 24, 2014