There's so much learning going on in this house, my brain is about to explode! I have a quilt that the customer insisted on being done custom. So that's OK, I've done custom quilts before, but not with the long arm computer. Thankfully, the quilt is not large, but it's on-point. That means there are setting triangles, alternating blocks, and corner triangles. The same design (chopped appropriately) is supposed to go in those sections. I don't know how to do this.
Well, I'm happy to report that the alternating blocks are done! That was so easy! Now onto the setting triangles. The beauty of software is that it does all the hard work for you! But you have to instruct it to do what you want.
|Setting up the block to stitch the design|
And here's the design stitching out on the block.
|Stitching the block on point|
|The first pass at the T-shirt quilt|
|AH - excuse me - that is NOT your quilt|
I grabbed the bolts of black and white fusible interfacing for knits, and I'm off. The first block is done.
|Block one for the T-shirt quilt|
I checked out the next block - oh - that one needs a bit of applique (low neckline) to cut the required block size. Most of the T-shirts are straight forward, but one or two will require a bit of applique. No worries. The worst part is over, and it didn't take long - I have a formula! And my trusty scissors love to hack.
|Starting to create the blocks|
Thankfully, I got rid of all those tubs yesterday, as this is where the T-shirt quilt is laid out. I confess that I shoved the excess stuff that still needed to be sorted under the long arm, and well - it might just stay there. I made HUGE inroads this past year, so I'm not too worried.
|My boring purchase|
|The fabric panel that I ordered a while back|
So it was like a pony express kind of day!! Gosh - I've hardly driven my car since March! And then I had to go downtown Toronto last night. I haven't been in a car so much for a long, long time! I'm going to have to break down and visit a doctor. I have such issues with pain when I drive. I can't pinpoint the exact location, but sciatica? Tailbone? Pulled tendons? Ligaments? I'm not sure what the cause is, but holy - I was happy to get out of the car yesterday! Yep, my butt doesn't like long driving days!
Today is going to be another crazy day. One last planning session for our events for next year, and then it's off to read that darn manual and try to figure out how to finish off that customer quilt. The actual stitching will take mere minutes. Then onto the next customer quilt and that T-shirt quilt.
While I'm a wee bit behind, I'm feeling 100% in control, and that's all that counts!
Don't forget the Virtual Retreat this weekend.
Saturday, December 19 - from 6 PM - 9 PM.
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Sunday, December 20 - from 10 AM - 8 PM
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I want to send out a HUGE shout-out to UPS. My package was delivered yesterday. Even though they say they cannot guarantee on-time delivery, they still will deliver it as close to the scheduled date as possible. One day late? That's pretty impressive with all the horror stories you hear about on the news today. That's the difference between other people and me. I'm a bit of a risk-taker, and I'm very trusting! Yes - the package could have been late, but it wouldn't be too late, and I was willing to take the risk. That cost me $35! A great deal!!!
I just opened the Quilt Path Manual on my computer, and OH MY GOD - I found exactly what I need to do to fix my design. OH - I need to run and try it out!!! And I guess I really need to sit down and read that manual. Something which I've never done, but yet, I read other manuals.
On that note, I'm out of here.
Have a super day!!!!