Thursday, 23 January 2014

Long Arm UFO's

It's been two months since my reconstructive surgery (stage one), and I feel 99% recovered.

Time to long arm!!


Since it's been soooo long between sessions, I think I'd better warm up with a pantograph...or three!

What is waiting for attention?

Pantograph candidate ONE
I stitched up leftover blocks & bits contributed by Guild members into a top for charity.


Pantograph candidate TWO
I'm going to try this flannel top with flannel backing & NO batting.
It could make a light-weight delight.
Or, it could be an epic fail.
Guess I'll find out!

Pantograph candidate THREE
So many seams. Such busy fabric. Won't see the quilting. Great panto choice, methinks.

Once I started taking stock, I couldn't stop!

Next, custom quilting candidates.

Some of these offer opportunities to try something new, and some are old favourites that I feel deserve more than a pantograph:

My class sample from six years ago was rescued from a pile of UFO's when our LQS closed.
Still not entirely sure how I'd like to quilt this one.

Another class sample waiting for some custom lovin'.
This one seems obvious to me now...fill 'er up!

Day & Night class sample.
This needs some thought...it's not my usual style, so I'm a bit stumped.

"Day & Night" table runner.
Ditto.

Vanilla Jamaica class sample
I have some ideas, but need to draw and think them through.

Scrappy Churn Dash is also in the line up.

Recently pieced to use up scraps.
A place to experiment!

My oldest UFO also begs to be a practice piece!

Until today I only had a vague idea of my long arm "to do" list.

Now that I know, I'd best get at it...one quilt at a time.

At least I remember how to load a quilt!


Try, Learn, Grow!

Carole

6 comments:

  1. Happy to hear that you have almost totally recovered Carole. You have a lot of playing to do! I'm hoping to get some UFO's into that stage this year. Be sure to post the results of your quilting.

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  2. Great line up, can't wait to see them at guild show and tell, count those inches!!

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    1. Should add up to a respectable number, but I don't want to think about the miles and miles of binding ahead of me! Yikes!

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  3. Can not wait to see your quilting on Day & Night! I did lots of ruler work on the one I made for our DD using some gorgeous Isacord thread.

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    1. I think ruler work might be the best way to go on that quilt. Did you post a picture of your quilt on your blog so I can look it up? I don't want to detract from the graphic nature of the design, that's for sure.

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