A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
I had a very nice holiday weekend. I hope everyone else did too. There was a visit of two machine quilters from Indianapolis. They stopped by here on their way south. They brought me two bags of t-shirt scraps and a bag of cotton quilt fabric scraps.
I spent time cutting out the most usable parts of the t-shirt scraps. Wow, some really great colors. Didn’t get to the other fabrics yet. Another person brought me a bag of selvages. Fantastic! I can’t get enough selvages these days. Look at the great colors. Does anyone save selvages but don’t plan to use them? I sure would love to have them.
Since I was already playing with t-shirt fabrics I spent time squaring up the blocks for the two t-shirt quilts I’m making. This is the first one.
This is the other one.
I created quite a pile of scraps after cutting off the seams and hems and bulk parts of the shirts. This might look like a pile of un-usable scrap but it’s not. There’s still a lot I can use to make rugs. I won’t throw this stuff away until I’ve gone through it again and again and again.
I had planned to get the next quilt on the machine yesterday so I could start stabilizing it. But mother nature had other plans. Storms came through early which means I don’t turn on the machine or the computer. Well it wouldn’t have mattered anyway because we lost power (again) and it didn’t come back on until near lunch time. I’m not the type to simply sit doing nothing. I got out my wax paper and markers to play around and decide on a design for the quilting.
When the power came back on I got the quilt onto the machine. I’ll be stabilizing it today.
It’s a very large quilt. Goes almost to the ends of the leaders.
Yup, I’d say I had a very productive in house retreat.