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  1. finished long arming my first bed size quilt--whew!

    by , 09-20-2013 at 05:34 PM
    This week I finally finished long arm quilting my first full size bed quilt--had been doing lap quilts and crib quilts since I got my Gammill. It was a good/bad experience--loaded fine, tension great, like some of the custom quilting design I did on the open areas, satisfied with my choice of thread and happy with background quilting. Not so pleased with the end design I used on the pieced blocks--just don't have the skills yet to match my vision. I know--practice, practice,practice. But I ...
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  2. New Grandson, Anniversary and winning bid on treadle=perfect day!

    by , 09-13-2013 at 09:44 PM
    What a 24hrs! While I was sitting on the computer waiting to see if I had the winning bid on a nice Singer treadle, my son called announcing that our new grandson was here! Gavin is a gorgeous, 7lb 13oz redhead--we dashed up there today and he was perfect--and so easy to calm! Definitely a keeper! And this is our anniversary--just a great day! (plus I did have the winning bid! My husband says I have to keep my machine count to single digits--this makes #8 so plan to give a cheap one + gift ...
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  3. finally getting time on the longarm--now if I knew more about what I was doing!

    by , 09-07-2013 at 06:57 PM
    I bought a used Gammill in mid-April--but April though mid-June were so busy with the school year ending and settling my Mom's estate, that my only quilting on it amounted to practice cloths. I retired in mid-June and 2 days later had knee arthroscopy--blah! Standing was tough. By mid-July I was "back in the game" and have done some charity tops and a couple of baby quilts. Put my first "real" bed size quilt on yesterday and started my custom quilting today. Dang--I wish ...
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