Monday, March 16, 2009

No pictures yet

I have been busy in the sewing room working to get ready for the quilt show. I got a couple more small doll quilts finished and also quilted a couple of larger quilts here at home. I am finishing the last binding today I hope and then they can get washed so they are ready for the show.

Doing the machine quilting here at home on my Pfaff 1222 I realized that I really prefer quilting on a stationary machine and moving the quilt sandwich instead of having the sandwich stationary and moving the machine. I feel like I have more control. The Pfaff has a fairly large throat (8") so as long as I am careful I can quilt even a king size quilt. My husband is looking for a machine with a larger throat that might be suitable. Possibly a commercial type machine but it needs to be capable of free motion quilting and have a walking foot for straight line or gently curved quilting. If anyone knows of such a machine please leave a comment and let me know.

Today I am hoping to sort through all the quilts I have here for the show and start getting printed labels made for display purposes. I will try to take some pictures - at least of some of my recent finishes.

I have been thinking about ways to display the quilts at the show since we don't have the stands that most quilt shows use. Some suggestions include, a quilt frame standing on end (I think we will have two), my q-snap quilting frame, ladders, chairs, rocking chairs, sewing machine cabinets, and drying racks. Does anyone out there have any other ideas?

In other news, my son is home for spring break which is very nice but also dangerous - he and his sister are reverting back to childhood and start wrestling on the furniture so I have to threaten them every so often so all the furniture isn't broken this week. Their older sister and her two little ones will arrive on Wednesday to help with the quilt show - I hope the house can withstand the fun that will ensue!


ROZ said...

How about a clothes line?

Not Lucy said...

I will have to see if I can set something up.