Happy Thanksgiving Week!
Good Morning! Boy it's really cold here in north Iowa. The thermometer says 14 degrees! That's January weather usually. I certainly hope it warms up a bit. If January weather is starting now....I'm in trouble!
I wanted to thank all of you who commented on my block in the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks issue. It's been fun to be involved with this magazine. I will be in the next issue as well. I believe will be out in May of 2011 so I'm really excited!
I spent the weekend finishing the set up of my mid-arm quilt table and machine. I had a friend who was upgrading to a long-arm and wanted to sell her smaller table. It's a Little Gracie II. I bought a Janome 1600 to go with it. I also have a stitch regulator on it. It's going to be really fun to work on. I do all my quilting right now on my small machine (except for lap size or larger quilts) so I am familiar with machine quilting. I'm excited to practice. I've got some large scraps (translation: ugly fabric that I can not figure out why I bought it!) that i will sandwich up and practice on. I'll keep you posted on my progress. If anyone of you has a mid-arm and have any advice for me, I'd be glad to hear it. Any bit helps. Below is a photo of my machine.
Well, I'm off to get started on my day. I have a new pattern I'm working on and hopefully it will work out the way I want it. Everyone have a great Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for a healthy, happy family, great friends and, of course, quilting!