Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Thursday 10 February 2011

Back up and running

 After many frustrating hours, and taking apart my long arm, tightening and loosening screws and lots of teeny adjustments, I seem to be back in business. The test is going to be today, (I did all kinds of playing and making sure things were going well on plain muslin yesterday), when I load one of Evelyn's cross stitch quilts, and start to work on that. It is a custom job, with all kinds of starts and stops. I'll take a pic once I get it loaded, and some of the squares done. That's my goal for today. Plus, during the times I need to sit and rest my legs, I'll finish the last border on the blue/brown baby quilt, which I need to come up with a better name for, and maybe sew up some more crazy curves.

Fast forward a couple of days since that paragraph was
 written. The longarm is back to humming along,
 and the baby quilt, which I've decided to name
 "Chocolate Swirl" is finished. And, for the first
 time, I'm piecing a backing for it out of what
 was left from the top. One of the fun things about
 this quilt is that the deep chocolate colour of
the setting triangles, and the cream sashing
 and border fabrics are from the fabric I bought
to make Noel and Laurie's wedding quilt.
The chocolate brown is just about the last of
 this fabric, and I was able to us the border
 strips that I originally cut, that turned out
 not to be a good choice for the top And some other fabrics that I bought at the same time as the ones for the top that just didn't quite work with it, but now I can use them up, instead of having them just sitting on the shelves. I have
 to add a few more 5 inch strips to the back
 to get it up to the right size, then, once
Evelyn's quilt is done, I can load this one
 and get it quilted. So, that's my plan for the rest of the day, before I go in for a 3-11 shift at the hospital.


  1. Yay! We can't wait to get the quilt!

  2. glad your machine is humming again! like the backing-way to use up the fabric!!


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