June 20, 2011
Christmas Quilt-A-Long Year 2 June BOM
I have settled on a machine for the Inspira Frame, and hopefully in the near future I'll be saying things like "on the frame". Now wouldn't that be nice? As I didn't want to purchase a second stitch regulator, so I was limited to the Janome 1600, the Pfaff Grand Quilter, and the Viking Mega Quilter. A friend of a friend just happened to have a Janome 1600P so hopefully very soon it will be happily stitching away for me, or perhaps that's better said "stitching with me". Either way I'm very exited and happy dreaming of threads, backings, and the oodles of batting I'm sure to need.
In preparation I purchased some plain yardage, just right for stitching a whole cloth for practice. I plan to draw some directly on the fabric, use my pantograph shelf for others, and of course a bit free form practice as well. After that I'm hoping to load the Baby Clothes Quilt from way back, but time will tell if I'm ready to switch from the 5' size to the longer 10' size by then. Would you believe I'm hoping to stitch feathers on my sashing for that quilt? Here's hoping anyway. I guess I figure I have already completed the first one (and it's been on the bed for two winters now) so I can't mess it up; this quilt is all "extra". So we'll have to see how that goes.