What to do? Well, I have found the solution! This quilt I am making for me Mum is going to be the largest quilt I've made. It's to be a Mother's Day/birthday gift to me Mum from me and my 3 sisters (who are paying for the quilting). I was in the process of looking for a local longarm quilter when I ran across 'The Electric Needle', a sewing machine service center and Pfaff dealership. In addition to sewing machines, they sell longarm quilting machines and frames, etc. AND, they rent out their longarm quilter! I am so excited, I can barely stand it. I have an appointment on Thursday, this next week, to use their machine. They help as much as is needed, which will be a lot for a first-time user, that's for sure! One is able to do free-motion quilting, or use their computer programs. I think I will program the quilter with one of the patterns available for this first time.
I worked on the quilt yesterday and got all the sections finished and laid out to my satisfaction. Now to sew the sections together and add the borders. I need to put the backing together, too. Only 4 days to get it completely finished and ready to take to my appointment.
Here is a peek at the sections together on my bed...
The light colored squares are actually a creamy color...very soft-looking.
I plan to take several photos of my time with the longarm quilter to show you all.
Here's a photo of Tag with his sidekick, the warthog. I know, it seems all he does is sleep. Not so. Just always a good photo-op.
Have a great Sunday!
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11