I have done 2 more loads which are out and nearly ready to come in, I had an hour or so in the garden and got dinner on the go and now it is "me time"
Well it looks like this now.
I layered, basted and quilted it over 2 evenings at the start of the week. I did not have a helper to hold it so
I need a long arm quilter, but the smallest one available, I think. I love how this has turned out and once I have tidied the loose ends it will be going to its rightful home.
I have another quilt in blocks ready to assemble and 2 more in the pipeline for May.
Now for the request. (make that plural)
Does anyone own a long arm quilter? If so what make/model is it and how much room does it need when set up.
If you have one would you demonstrate it to me?
I know that shops will give a lesson in use when you buy, but that is not like using one in situ, and an owner can point out any "iffy" things that a vendor would keep quiet about.
I have 2 massive wardrobe in my bedroom and have decided that if I can find a machine that I like 1 of them will go. that will give me 7 feet by 4 feet of floor space plus the area directly in front.. The only other option is a log cabin and although I would love one I do not want to give up garden space.
If I was only making small quilts this would not be an issue, but hauling a king sized quilt through my machine just gives my shoulders and upper back so much pain.
Now to food. Dinner tonight is a bean and mushroom concoction, we will have it with salad, the contrast in texture and temperature is sublime.
I think it may be time to do a foodie post, I have been snapping away at our meals. Oh I forgot to say that my camera is up and running, it just need a clean!