Sunday, March 15, 2009

So my husband said “I am doing a paid project and I thought I would share with you so you can have some money to buy that quilt table you keep talking about.” After asking the polite questions about his project I asked how much money I could expect. I unfortunately “snorted” when he said “$100 – 200.” “So how much is the table,” he asked. “$2500,” I said. “Oh, I thought it would be around $500 – 700.” I guess he just had not been listening.




On the good front: Saturday I completed the strips for my March calendar challenge, including the potential appliqué for it. I wanted to get it done so I didn't have to do it in April. LOL


I had gotten up early so I got these done, just prior to DH’s decision that we should drive to Pensacola (100 miles) to get bird seed and dog toys (and of course eat out). So off in the rain we went and had a good time.


This morning I spent some time working on a guild challenge idea. We have two “ugly” fabrics that must be used and can add 4 more. It is not due until September but an idea came to me in the middle of the night so I started drawing. I will share pictures of the fabrics next time (forgot to take pictures)


This afternoon I practiced on my first
pantograph.










I did pretty well on the first pass.
And the second pass was part of the first pass, so no problems there.


But when I had to advance I didn’t do so well: missed it by about 2 ½ inches.

I was able to adjust and the last 2/3rds was ok.

I also noticed that I got more comfortable with it and was not as tense toward the end. I think I will use the good part of this to make a notebook cover to go with my datebook.






5 comments:

Carol said...

Your pantagram experiment was a success! I'm assuming the design will be a machine-quilted finished product. I am trying to learn machine quilting on my new Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0. As I am a hand-quilter, this is quite a change in my attitude about quilting.

QuiltedSimple said...

Too funny! Guys must not be listening much lately....your quilting is looking really good -love that pattern!
Kris

Roslyn Atwood said...

I have several "uglies" in my stash I need to use....... maybe piece them for backs?
Thanks for stopping by, don't you love Valori Welles?
Hugs.....
Roslyn

Elaine Adair said...

Thanks for stopping by MY blog - I had to check out YOURS and am especially happy to see the drawings of machine quilting! Woo Hoo! THanks mucho for the inspiration .. more later, but now, off to work. 8-)))

Come on Spring!

Mary said...

This is a cute pantograph. It is distressing when you don't line it up right -- luckily that doesn't happen to often!