I am at the point of cutting into all of those jelly role strips. For this flower, I wanted to do a little fussy cutting. I'm pleased with the outcome.
The International Quilt Show was a blast. This was my first quilt show and so enjoyed looking at all of the wonderful quilts that were on display. I did a little shopping, too. My favorite booth was Primitive Gatherings out of Wisconsin. I went a little crazy.... :) If money is no problem, one could spend a fortune at these shows!
I have always wanted to test drive long arm machines and I had the opportunity to test quite a few! What fun! Here are the machines I tested:
A 1 - very impressed!
Innova - also very impressed!
APQS - Lennie, Freedom and Millenium - I wasn't all that impressed; I found these machines to vibrate a lot more than the A1 or Innova.
Nolting - Fun Quilter and (can't remember the name but it was a 24") - Found these two to have a lot of vibration.
Tin Lizzy - Not a bad set up at a reasonable price.
Gammill, Baby Lock, HQ was there also, but didn't want to wait around to try it out.
I was simply amazed at all the vendors! The place was packed; I missed the last two rows in the vendor area as I was just too tired. Imagine that! :)
I have come up with an idea for my bricks and sticks mini quilt. Since you just can't sew together a 4 1/4 piece to a 3 1/2 inch piece, I'm going to cut the sticks down into blocks and stitch them together. I just couldn't let it go....drove me nuts to have all of these pieces with no where to go.
Have a great day and the rest of the week!