Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mountain time

We returned to our mountain home on Monday after two weeks in the very hot & monsoonal[new word?] desert. I was a very productive quilter and managed to longarm 8 quilts before we left.In addition to Lucas ' quilt I did five QOV's, Leslie's very pretty Storm at Sea and a baby quilt. The latter is bound & only lacks a label to be ready for gifting, the SAS is back in Leslie's hands & today I prepared the bindings for two of the QOV's, the OC mystery quilts I made with Bonnie Hunter's group.[I seem to have difficulty setting the photos where I want them on the blog, perhaps I need a few more lessons from my friend Khris in Aus.] I spent a little time with my old New Home treadle machine & hooray got it stitching! I have no idea what I did differently this time but I re-threaded, reset the bobbin & eureka, perfect stitches! Now I have to actually use it to make something. The other QOV's [along with one more I hope to quilt on Gale's Prodigy this weekend] will return to the piecers in CA. for finishing, but here they are, quilted & trimmed. The RW & B quilts got a flag panto, though nothing shows up on these busy fabrics as on the SAS above where only the border quilting can be seen. I did a freehand peacock feather thing on the OC's & freehand Baby Butt feathers on the pink. All in all a rather productive couple of weeks. I am now beginning to plan the next baby quilt for my niece in Australia, who is expecting a baby girl late in the year.