I did manage to get one quilt top quilted and bound this week. Here’s busy Millie:
My goodness, she is a particular charm when it isn’t humid. Who would think the atmosphere could affect a machine so? And yet, I shouldn’t be surprised as humidity sure affects me. Here’s the completed quilt:
I love the back of this quilt. I had been meaning to get to Gather Here in Cambridge for a couple of years, but finally I did. They had a lot of lovely backing fabrics. It’s an easy subway ride away so it will by one of my ‘go to’ fabric stores from now on.
I’m playing with a 40mm lens on my Canon DSLR to determine how much I like it for a single travel lens, when not traveling by car. No decision yet.
The quilt looks lovely. I know nothing about a long arm so I’m wondering if it comes with programmed designs or do you have to program it? I’ll be interested to hear about your lens decision. 🙂
My longarm is not computerized. Some people have those so the machine moves on its own, like embroidery machines. I move the long arm with my hands according to my whim or drawings called ____ (Gosh, I’m blank. I’ll think of it in the middle of the night.) I like both of my options, fun and therapeutic. I love longarming by hand. I don’t have a desire to have a computerized machine. But some people like the absolute perfection of the computerized machine, I prefer the character of freehand.
pantographs? Gosh that was quick! I take about three months to hand quilt a project if it’s not too fancy a design…
@Viv, Thanks. Yes, pantographs;I had a huge blank at that moment. I admire you for hand quilting. I hand move my machine, LOL. Maybe someday I’ll have your patience to quilt by hand…
Thank you for the education because I had no idea that Millie allowed you such artistic opportunity. Sounds like fun.
I love it. I tested myself first on a rental machine to make sure I’d like it because I hate doing machine embroidery, but it is not the same. I initially free hand quilted on my sewing machine and that is how I became interested.