Monday, February 24, 2014

February Goal Met!

I'm totally squeaking this one in and I can't even believe I did it! But this quilt is fully quilted!


That was the goal I set for this months LYOF. I did get to take the longarm certification class and I'm all ready to go. Unfortunately, the main hours for rental are weekday.  She can do Saturday hours but has to approve the overtime by the boss. I forgot, this stores main business is the retired set. Most of their classes are weekdays, they are even closed on Sunday! So essentially, I just wasted $50. I work weekdays. If I take time off to use the longarm that ups the cost by that lost earnings as well!


So I sucked it up, pin basted this one and machine quilted like a mad woman over the weekend!! It actually went really fast. If you can see in these terrible photos, I just did straight line quilting along the ditch but not meeting in the center. I promise I'll take better photos when it's basted. Now to remove all the pins!


So I'm linking up to the Lovely Year of Finishes at Sew Bitter Sweet Designs. :)


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10 comments:

Pat said...

Gorgeous!!! Where did your get certified?

Marci Girl said...

Good for you to get it done, that is a lot of work! Sorry that the quilting shop worked out that way, that stinks!!! But maybe learning it was fun?

Sandy said...

Congrats on getting it done. It looks great!!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Such a beautiful quilt! And your quilting looks great :)

Issabella The Cat said...

I'm a little bit in love with this quilt! it looks fab :D

Katy Cameron said...

It looks amazing, well done! I sometimes wonder about shops like that - they're not looking ahead at all, sure, all their customers now are retired, but, well, not wanting to be mean about this, they will be shuffling off to that great quilting frame in the sky, and then what? These are also usually the places that complain that 'youngsters' aren't taking it up...

Denise in PA said...

It looks great! Such a bummer about the longarm hours! And, I can't believe they are closed on Sunday (I think I'm still annoyed about this past Sunday - LOL!)

Mara said...

This looks great, bummer about the shop, I think they should reimburse you, if it is a small shop you should ask.

Melissa said...

Holy guacamole! It is absolutely stunning. I'm sorry about the shop though, that just stinks!

Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts said...

What an amazing finish. This is fantastic! Great job

I agree ask about that $ it just don't flow from the tap ya know

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