24 June, 2012

What's On The Longarm?

I made a promise to myself that I would become much more serious about machine quilting and improving my skills this summer; I needed to focus. I vowed a few weeks back to set aside an hour a day, every day, to work my way through the practice workbooks. I loaded up a practice quilt sandwich on Sundance and plowed through the first book: Bethany Pease's Modern Quilting Designs, a book on background fillers. I'm on the second book now, Pam Clarke's Design With Lines book #1; I'm on my second quilt sandwich too. I have been practicing freehand feathers in and around the edges. What happens when I get through with this book? Not to worry, I ordered more... my summer school books arrived last week:
It's not what's on the longarm that is occupying my time this weekend, though; it's what's under it:
Sure, Lucy Ann;
Nana's  all done for today.

Tomorrow's another day...
Life is Good!

8 comments:

Carrie P. said...

Well at least your summer school should be fun. sweet little face.

Marie said...

She is just growing up to quickly-- Can't wait to seee your feathers! Hugs

LizA. said...

It looks like she's about to give you a big razzberry in that picture! Too cute.....good for you with all that practicing.

Elita en Suisse said...

Oh my goodness but isn't she just EDIBLE?! Good luck on your summer's work. Hope to be doing similar myself.

Hugs xx

Becky G said...

What a joy! Lucy Ann & longarm practicing! Yep, you've said it all... Life IS good!

JCnNC said...

Good for you Mrs. G - afraid I just could never take to staying with the learning curve on machine quilting. Now with my health the way it is, I am just hoping to get back to sewing and picking up my happy spirit again. Lucy is really growning and so cute. Judy c

Janet O. said...

Wow--look at those eyes! How do you refuse her anything?
I applaud your focused efforts on improving your quilting. I looked through that first book at a quilt shop recently--looks very fun.
I have some Pam Clarke books and took a class from her. I'm just still pretty chicken about using register lines instead of a full traced stencil. Your quilting looks very good!

Carolyn said...

Aren't grandkids just the best! Something you have to experience, just can't explain how I light up when I see mine. This summer I too, am working on my skills, although I will be on my domestic machine. I have lots of tops ready, so there won't be any excuse. Happy quilting to both of us.