My cold seems to be finally lifting today. I still have some laryngitis but that's normal for me. When I lose my voice it's sometimes for weeks. The best part is that my asthma is much better. I'm glad we can't pass body viruses over the web because I'd hate for anyone else to get this cold. It's a brutal one.
But a cold isn't going to keep a quilter down! I had a darned productive weekend. Today I'll share the longarm-related activities. I'm actually going to see if I can make Monday focused almost solely on longarm activities because it seems that I'll have more to share now that I actually enjoy it again! I tell you there's a huge difference between making myself quilt for an hour a day and trying to limit myself to an hour a day!
When I look at what I do in a day it seems that I'm really ADD but I think I just like working in increments. If I try to do piecing for hours or longarm quilting for hours or hand sewing for hours I inevitably wind up with back pain or tendinitis. Working in hourish increments, I think, makes me more productive in the long run.
So, here's part of what I did this weekend.
I got the binding cut and sewn onto this little quilt. It's my first quilt on FloMo and I got half of the hand stitching done while watching the Eagles lose yesterday. I'm glad I had this to do because it was a stressful game and without hand sewing I would have eaten my way through it.
Saturday morning I finished up the quilting on this HSTeria quilt. It's now ready for binding. This quilt doesn't have a destination yet so it might take a while to get the binding done.
Here's a closer view of the quilting to hold you until this quilt gets it beauty shots when it's done. This one was so much fun to quilt. I loved every minute of it.
Here's the next one up. I made this quilt for myself. It will hang in our bedroom where the walls are kind of a burnt orange color. I'm doing a lot of SID work first.
Have I told you enough times how much I love this machine? I can almost do the SID work without a ruler, that's how much control I have over the placement of every single stitch! Oh, and the stitches. They are so perfect! I'm so happy.
This week I'll be sharing the tutorial for my Zombie Ball quilt and a few other projects that I have been working on. I'm also making good progress on my Drunkard's Path quilt....finally!
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