For those of you who want a solution to the off balance temperatures in your house caused by inefficient heating and ventilation systems - the solution is to throw money at it! I recently visited a house (granted it was a large house), but it had FOUR furnaces. Two in the basement and two in the attic. I think that means there were 4 air conditioning units as well. WOW! Seventeen separate temperature zones! Can you imagine? The house is probably extremely comfortable, but I can't imagine the cost and now you have FOUR filters to clean, not just one. Oh yes - I forgot with money like that, there is probably a live-in handy-man to monitor the house!
I'm finally getting in the groove of getting some sewing/quilting done in the evening. It doesn't always happen, but I try and I actually look forward to it. Last night was getting most stuff prepped for the retreat. This is an item that has been sitting around for two years and I really really want it done.
Last night, I layered it and quilted it. My first time working with the foam batting. It feels weird, but quilted up just fine.
|Item is quilted!|
With all the cutting and trimming, my little bowl on the cutting mat was getting a bit full. Time to dig out the pet mat bag and stuff it.
|Scrap bowl is over flowing!|
|Bag of SCRAPS|
Next up was to put the binding on by machine on a green quilt. I'm calling it a green quilt because the quilt is like the green screens used in television. Here's a simple description of what that is. We will use the green quilt (or in our case - grey) to map fabrics on it.
Through the magic of video effects and technology, you can superimpose your subjects onto virtual backgrounds, place them over animated digital backdrops or transport them to a desert oasis. You can shrink down a full-grown man so he can stand on a tabletop, use visual effects to make him fly through the sky like a superhero or simply simulate your own TV weather report.
Well you know my love/hate relationship with putting the binding on by machine. I hate it! And here's an ugly corner to justify my feeling.
|Ugly corner - which I fixed|
|Ugly back of the binding|
I see there is a class offered at QuiltCon - now to get in!
Anyway - this project is done. One more off the list and tonight, well, I've got a few more projects lined up.
Have a great day!!!!