Happy Monday my lovelies. Have you all had a great day? It’s been a really good one for me. I was so looking forward to having my hair cut this morning. Now I look like a new woman. Yahoo!!
As soon as I got home from the hairdresser I got down to the nitty gritty in my sewing room. I cleaned the tracks on my longarm quilting frame and then cleaned and oiled my longarm sewing head. Not to mention changing the needle. Did you know that for every quilt that I longarm quilt I insert a fresh needle? Well I do. Needles don’t last forever. So if you haven’t changed the needle in your sewing machine lately, perhaps it’s time. Treat your machine to a new needle. Ooops I think I’ve gone off track! Once my longarm quilting system was ready I chose quilting design. This is what I worked on today …..
As I said yesterday this is a charity quilt for Quilts for Comfort. I usually hand finish the binding on my quilts but today I decided to try doing it by machine. I thought it was going to be difficult but in fact it was a lot easier. Do you hand finish your binding or do you finish by machine? It’s so much faster.
I got a new tool to add to my inventory. Does anyone have one of these?
It’s a wallpaper seam roller which I will be using to press my seams when I do hand piecing. One of my students had one of these at my Christmas Surprise classes back in November/December. I thought it was a great idea at the time. And then I came across the same idea on a blog I read a couple of weeks ago. So as I thought I was possibly missing out on something, I decided to do some hunting and gathering for one of my own. Well it seems that there are plenty of wallpaper seam rollers made of plastic but I had my heart set on a wooden roller. I had almost given up when I handed the hunting job over to my hubby who found a nice wooden one online. It arrived today and I plan on testing it this evening.
So all in all it’s been a pretty productive day in happy longarm quilter land. I kicked off the longarm quilting for 2015 by doing one of my own quilts. I figure it’s better to test the system on something that’s mine after it’s been resting for a couple of weeks. All went really well. It feels like everyone is coming out of hibernation after the festive season. My phone is ringing more and the emails are coming in fast and furious. It looks like it might be a pretty busy spring for this happy quilter.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be hand piecing some nine patch blocks while testing a new pressing tool. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing some that makes you happy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥