Thursday, November 17, 2011
Swaps Received and First Long Arm Quilt Quilted!!
But, today I received not just one but two swap items!!! The top one (from the SewHappyGeek Wallhanging Swap) is from Shannon who was participating in her first swap! Ok, so I don't have feel I need to elaborate how amazing I think this quilt is that she sent me. The bottom line is that my husband and I are fighting where it gets hung in the house as we both want to have it in our working rooms. It is definitely something that inspires me to make an art quilt, I don't feel I will have the skills to make such an amazing piece for a long long time yet. I love it and the picture does not even do it justice. There is so much more depth in it when you see it in real life. I particularly love the tree trunk on the right side. She also sent me a pouch which is an amazing piece of work in itself! I am the luckiest swap partner!!
The second swap item was part of the Denyse Schmidt Quilts Doll Quilt Swap and mine was received from Elaine who sent this soothing quilt called "Across the Sea" with some awesome blues and greens. She also sent a beautiful pouch to go along with the quilt. I love them both! Thank you so much. I am hoping to participate in future doll quilt swaps and have a dedicated wall to hang them all up collage style. This one will hang in the number one spot as it was my first time doing a doll quilt swap.
So, I know that there are a couple of people (my dad for one) who is waiting to see some pictures and a post about my new machine. Hopefully that will come soon and I can show you the machine in action:) I did have a break down over the weekend, but a call to my dealer and some video Skyping, some elbow grease (not really, just some crawling around in tight spaces and messing around with tools and such) and we had it fixed. Thank goodness! I am learning and you can see a picture of my very first finished quilt on the long arm in the third and fourth pictures. That is my Wonky Cross quilt I made with Urban Chiks fabrics from their Hullabaloo line. I wanted something a little modern looking so I chose a quilting pantograph called Modern Mayhem. Like it? I think it turned out ok for a first go... Stay tuned for more...