17 April, 2008

Rockin' and Rollin'

Sundance and I spent the entire day together yesterday, quilting the Kaleidoscope Stars that Bonnie helped to me to load two weeks ago. I just love the way she showed me to attach the quilt onto the rails, I hope I'll be able to do it that way by myself. Time will tell. I "warmed up" with paper and markers before I actually transferred the movements to the machine, it worked, too! Quiltkeemosabe gave me this book: Mindful Meanderings by Laura Lee Fritz, it was a huge inspiration, answering the "what do I quilt" question with a long list of fantastic options. (It's been my experience that a mindful approach to anything yields better results than my more typical mindless attack!) My husband installed wheels on Sundance, they lock down and I can move the machine back against the wall when I need more space in the Studio. They're great!



Speaking of wheels... my movable garden: I have planted some of the smaller planters for the patio with summer annuals but it's been too cool to leave them out overnight so far. I had been hauling them in and out of the garage for their dose of daily sunshine and my husband thought this cart would be a handy alternative. You betcha!



Life is Good!




25. Laugh.


8 comments:

Suzan said...

I LOVE that book! Someone suggested it to me and I am so glad that I purchased it. Now, I need to know about Bonnie's technique for loading a quilt onto the rollers!

quiltteacher said...

Looking good. the book has some really good ideas for free motion guilting.

jovaliquilts said...

Love recommendation 25 - Laugh! My husband can always get me to laugh and that's one of his most marvelous traits.

Thanks for the book recommendation, I'll have to check it out. Your quilt is looking good!

Pam said...

It sounds like you are well and truly prepared!! Have fun :)))

Libby said...

Looks like a great book. I could use a little quilting inspiration *s*

Anne Heidi said...

Sounds like you are having fun! I'll have to look for that book. Your moveable garden looks so pretty!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I'm psyched DH put this on locking rollers. He's really turning out to be a cool dude today!

;)

Admiring the Admiral Love, *karendianne. !!hee!!

Carole said...

Hum... will have to check out that book. Are those the original casters that are offered my APQS? Thank! Keep well!