I am a handquilter...it's what I prefer...it relaxes me...
Because I use my "guest bedroom" as my quilting room, I had to put up my PVC quilting frame after completing the quilt I was working on in April because we were getting company the end of April.
I wanted to repaint that bedroom before putting the next quilt in the frame AND we had a 10 day trip scheduled for the end of May. So between work, trips, life, etc., I didn't get the room painted until the first couple weekends in July. THEN I had to wait for DH to install the picture railing in that room.
I just got the picture railing caulked and the paint touched up last weekend.
For my birthday in April, DH got me a 3-rail Hinterburg handquilting frame that I had been longing for for YEARS!
We FINALLY had the room to where we could put the Hinterburg frame together and load a quilt onto it yesterday! HOWEVER...the rails will only accept an 87" wide quilt...and the 2 quilts I have waiting to quilt are 90" & 89" wide. :cry:
So NOW we are trying to figure out how DH can finagle to make those rails 10" longer.
In the meantime...it's been FOUR MONTHS since I've been able to handquilt and I am about to go CRAZY!
Sorry for the long post and rant, but thanks for letting me vent!