Monday, April 8, 2013

It's Here! It's Here!

It was terrible weather this morning with snow and cold then the wind started blowing about 30 mph. Perfect day to stay inside. 

  I made my very first quilt in the fall of 2001. Since then I have made quilts for each of my grandchildren, my sister Patty, and Darryl. I made Cami and Cali quilts for their weddings and one for Shiloh and Jason, but as I travel I find it harder and harder to get the quilting done. I have had Jesse and Skye's and Cody's quilt tops done for more than 3 years now but can't seem to find the space or time to quilt them. Poor Hillary... I bought her fabric 3 years ago and still haven't put her top together. It seems I always had another baby quilt to do. With this new arrival I hope to catch up on my quilting and maybe make a little money. 
At 11:00 Lucas and Jenny from Gary's Sewing Center arrived with my new Avanti 18 Handi-Quilter!!  I am so excited. I took pictures of the assembly process so we will be able to take it apart and put it back together if needed.

Once the quilter is on the tracks the tracks must be tightened from underneath,

I am sure they thought I was crazy taking so many pictures.

Finally ready for me to start practicing.

Then I spent most of the rest of the day learning how to use this mechanical marvel! 

 It's going to take a little time to become precise with this machine but I am going to have fun learning. In a couple of weeks I hope to have my first finished quilts.


Curtis Mitchell said...

That is really cool! I don't know if I could do that for Niki (thanks for raising the bar, Darryl)!

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Jacob and Cami said...

So excited to see what you accomplish with this!

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