Saturday, November 30, 2013

The to-do list:


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Start with this:
Wreaths from a friend at work, berries, ribbons and pine cones. 

Add a helping off
My dear Mr. Darcy

And ta-da
Wreaths ready to ship to Florida. 
One BIG check mark on the to do list. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas...a little early

Ok, I admit it, I can't resist a sale at the Stencil Company. (That's quiltingstencils.com if you are interested)
Look what the mailman just brought

Some southwest designs

A few feathery motifs for corners. I think these will make nice medallions too. 

And a background fill and flames border. 
Just a little diversity. 
Now back to work!



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Assembly line quilts part 2

So you saw the pile of tops and batting and the backings ready to load. Here we go quilting just like always. These are baby quilts all about 36 by 45 so two  or three passes of a panto is all it takes. 

Keep quilting and rolling until you get to the bottom and look what happens...


Another backing appears!  So just add the next top and batting and quilt some more. 

And when the green top is done lo and behold what happens...

And so on. I can do about 6 like this before the roll on the take-up rail gets too  thick. And it goes SO much faster than loading them individually. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Assembly line quilts

A pile of simple 1-piece baby quilt tops with their battings


The backings for them all sewn together ready to load on the Longarm. 
You have to wait until Wednesday to see how the system works...

What I did today

No apologies for being a bad blogger. Just a fresh start. 

I have just settled into bed with a cup of tea and decided to review the day. Why not review it here? 

So here goes...

Today I ...
- made pancakes for breakfast and 4 loaves of bread for the rest of the week
- caught-up the mailing list and printed the labels for the Ruggles House bulk mailing
- wrote and emailed the press release for the Christmas Tea event at the Ruggles House (Sunday December 8 if you are interested)
- updated and printed posters for that event so I can put them up around town this week
- loaded a backing for some assembly line baby quilts
- changed the sheets on the bed
- protected the house from the ravages of these demons


AND made it back into bed the same day I got out. 

I'll give it a 7 out of 10 I guess and will try to check in tomorrow.