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A little bit of quilting and some other stuff I’ve been working on

July 30, 2008

Currently I’m working on a shop sample for the local quilt shop. I am really enjoying being back to quilting:

I also started playing with pantograph’s this week. I haven’t done many pantograph’s, but now that my machine has the new edgerider wheels on it, I’m finding they aren’t as difficult as they used to be. First up, a customer quilt, one of her earliest ones, the pantograph is called Popcorn:

And I loaded a quilt I made years ago, when I was still driving semi-truck. Put a pantograph on this one as well, one of my favorites, Feather Meandering:

This week also had delivery of my “Quilt Cut II” that I purchased from a friend.

Since I got it Monday evening, I’ve been able to cut out 18 Double Monkey Wrench setting triangles, and piece them (no picture); and ALSO to cut out 16 Maple leaf blocks using my hand-dyes for the maple leafs.

And for those who knit, I’ve been working on this sweater for years now. I’m hoping to finish it to wear this fall. I enjoy knitting, but need a complicated pattern to keep my mind alert with it. This pattern needs attention to each stitch, of each repeat, of each row! I LOVE IT!

Overall and detail shots:

And these pictures are why I’m about 1,000 e-mails behind on my lists, and over 200 blog posts behind on my reader! Time to go spend some quality time bonding with my laptop and catching up!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2008 7:43 am

    Wow! You’ve been busy! Is that cutting system one of the Altos systems? So you like it? I’ve looked at them but never tried them out.

  2. July 31, 2008 8:42 am

    Hi Vicki! Yes, that’s one of the Alto systems. I am really starting to like it! At first, it seemed fussy and awkward, but I’m left-handed in a very small space, and I have to set it up right handed for my limited room size (13’6″ x 14’6″ for everything, including the gammill!) And like all new things you have to learn the sequence to using it. Now, I’m cutting quicker than first, and I’m still getting accuracy! But you have to remember to LIFT that ruler a smidge BEFORE you slide it, lol…..yep, it took me a while to learn that! And best of all, the ruler isn’t slipping so the rotary cutter doesn’t slip, so I feel much safer with it!

  3. August 1, 2008 1:52 am

    I go away for a week and you blast out with all sorts of work. You were a very busy lady weren’t you? Like the sweater you’re knitting but you still won’t get me to go there again.
    Can’t wait to get my long arm and produce feathers like you do.

  4. rondabeyer permalink
    August 2, 2008 2:10 am

    Looks great, want to share some of your energy?????

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