1. I can apply some of the techniques when quilting on my domestic machine.
2. They (professional members) give discounts on thread and other quilting supplies.
and 3. I have 2 friends that allow me to use their long arm machines sometimes.
So, after one of the meetings on Saturday, one friend told me I could use her machine yesterday. So, that rearranged my goals for this week. As planned, I got the 4-patch quilt blocks sewn into a top see photo below) using an amaging technique piecing squares horizontally then cutting them to put them on point. (I have pattern somewhere that is currently hiding at the moment.) I had so much fun I started another 4-patch quilt in greens, browns, blacks, and tans. This one is for my brother and from experience, I decided to cut the squares larger rather than add 3 borders to get it to twin size. Then, for the "Colors of America" top I made the back and squared it up since I was able to quilt it on the long arm machine. I used that pesky batting I mentioned here in the Musical Bricks quilt. It works beautifully on the long arm machine! In addition, I quilted the "Crazy About Hearts and Stars" top. On this one I had a few eyelashes on the back. I decided to fix that on my home machine instead of using my long arm quilting time ripping.
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I don't know what I want to do this week as I have a trip planned (if that occurs as it's looking a little shaky at the moment.) Depending upon the status of my trip, I'll set tentative goals this week to:
1. Make tote bag
2. Fix eyelashes on Hearts/Stars
3. Piece 4-patches quilt top
4. Bind Colors of America quilt.
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Tea in MO