I have journeyed back to Michigan (yup, a mixed up summer) late Sunday night and hit the ground running with all things art in my world. More tomorrow for you on that.
But today I had a long awaited playmate with my very talented friend Terri Watson. She is a long arm quilter with a successful quilting business called Threadtales and a great teacher. I have wanted to try long arm quilting to see if it may be on my long term goal list. So today was the day.
Terri had loaded a piece of muslim on her machine and after some quick instructions, I did a test run. I was initially afraid of this big machine but she drove so smoothly I felt like I was driving a supreme driving machine. I LOVED it. It was sooo much fun. And I need to tell you that it is very addicting. Then, she loaded one of my unfinished tops on the machine and away I went.
I didn’t expect perfection. I just had fun and considering that I have done very, very little free motion quilting on my machine, my expectations were low. I felt as if I had been set free. The whole time I was quilting I thought-this is it. I want one. A jar full of pennies has been started-haha! I really can’t tell you how much fun I had.
In two hours, I had the machine quilting done. Yup, two hours. Terri’s Gamill was truly a Mercedes.
Thanks Terri- It was great catching up with you and I so appreciate this! You are the best!