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Update I am finally done cleaning out our New Mexico house and am back in Colorado. Finished a customer quilt yesterday and almost finished a second one today so being productive and back in my work groove up here.
For the first time in some years I have all my fabric and supplies in one place (well not in the same building but all accessible quickly) so the plan is to do a huge sort of the multiple scrap bins, cut the fabrics into shapes and start making some tops from those. I am also gonna keep whittling away on the UFO bin as well and try to keep working on my to be quilted pile. I have opened my longarm for hire full steam ahead again so that will not mean as much quilting for me but I do plan to try to schedule mine on the machine as well.
I am excited to go thru all the fabric, threads, buttons, zippers etc and really organize and make stuff. I have plans to do some garment sewing this Summer as well............figure I just need schedule time to cut something and then just do a few steps a day to get things completed. I do have plenty of machines set up to do that and keep them set up for each project till it is done.
I do need to photograph and post the last quilt I quilted for me and it has been finished for weeks but I have not had time due to multiple trips back and forth to New Mexico to empty the house and get it ready for the rental management company. At this point we are making a house payment and only visit our house. The payment is lower that what the rent can be so even with all their fees and any other expenses we will at the very least break even and maybe even make a profit. Buying up here in Colorado is just not gonna happen as we would not be able to find more than a starter home that needs fixing for less that 500,000!!!!!
Wow, Ami! It sounds like you have things wonderfully organized and have a plan of attack! Good luck on the restart of your longarm quilting business. I have no doubt that once the locals see the quality of your work, you will be flooded with business!
This is very pretty..
Love these.. Scrappy quilts sing to my soul.
This quilt looks stunning. Love the fabric choices.
I did not make the top. I quilted it for another forum member and her fabric choices were georgous!
almost done with the top edge. I've been starting there as it will be hung high, so I figure if I get better as I go along, the first section will be hard to see. My left thumbnail is very sore, I must be using it to hold the loop while I secure on the back. It is slow going, but getting a bit faster. Glad the quilt isn't any larger than it is. Only regret, from a distance it looks a lot like rick rack, but a LOT more work.
purses are done. I tried a few different methods of construction, but decided I really like the zipper across the top best, tho the top corners don't turn nicely.
The border looks great.
And I've started on my applique wall hanging, to be hung on my sewing room door. I have only stitched down a few items (to give me a break from the Christmas binding) but it is going very quickly. There are a couple of mushrooms & leaves left to prepare - oh and a chickadee, almost forgot him. And I need to find some realistic looking butterfly prints (slightly larger than a quarter) to add near the top.