Sunday, February 11, 2018

On a roll again.

I've been out of commission for a week after breaking a needle on my long arm which in turn broke a part related to the bobbin housing.  

The two new parts (I bought an extra!) are on the left.

The part on the right is the one that got bent when I broke my needle.  

So, you can imagine, that once my part came in, I was pretty anxious to get back to quilting. 

I had a quilt on the long arm from when I gave a Beginner's Class for new APQS long arm owners and only got halfway into quilting it when the needle broke.  It was a quilt kit that I picked up from my daytime guild, so it was serving double duty....class and when finished, it was going to charity.

My Millie  is fixed, timed and ready to go.  First thing was to get this one done and off the long arm.

I quilted this with the Angel Wings panto in chartreuse So Fine thread.

Next one in line was a charity quilt that I threw together with the left over strings from another quilt.

This was done in the jelly roll fashion and I can just see this with some little baby girl on it wearing her pink tutu and black and white polka dot scrunchy on her head.

I quilted this with a baby pink So Fine thread using my new Animal Crackers panto.  It's a little intense, but I really love how it showed up on the minky backing (which by the way is fuchsia).

I just need to make the binding for this one and then it will be 100% done, too.

If that wasn't enough, I had a customer's quilt waiting in the wings.  Her baby green  "plus" quilt is so sweet.  She requested that I meander the whole thing.  So..with cream So Fine on top and cream Fil-Tec bobbin on the bottom, I meandered away.  It will be headed back to California tomorrow.

There just aren't enough hours in a day.  I feel energized after being without my machine for a whole week.  

There are still a couple more quilts waiting in the wings, so stay tuned.  I will be getting to them shortly.  


  1. You really did make up for lost time! Nice work, Lady!

  2. Ouch - that needle definitely looks angry! Your machine looks very happy now and so productive. Those strawberries on the backing of the first quilt make me want to have a bowl, sitting outside on a day in June...

  3. Wow, that's crazy. I'm glad it didn't mess up the timing or do more damage. You sure caught up in a hurry. The Animal Crackers panto is so cute. And yes, I can see the little girl with a tutu and scrunchy, too!


Couple of finishes going on here.

I have an over scheduled week coming up so when a customer quilt came in from California, I decided to pull the quilt off the long arm tha...