les fleurs and big projects ~ quilting and dreaming big!

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morning glories ~ 

happy monday!

oh goodness.  and i really mean that… learning to quilt, manipulate, and create smooth stitching on larger quilts utilizing my new bernina q20 mid-arm has been a great adventure!  

and first, i’d like to mention that one of the features this little machine “brings to the table” is that it can translate easily… into a longarm.  one of my goals!  while i didn’t have the “shekels” to purchase a long arm, this baby can do that to.  all i need do is lift it off the table, and put it on a longarm frame.  which i intend to do… someday!  {baby steps}

in the meantime, i’m quilting very large quilts {for me anyway} and this is “les fleurs” ~ about 80 x 90″ dimensionally ~ by special request from a good friend who designed this quilt pattern, and created the hand dyed fabric too.  very pretty!

in the next couple posts, i’ll share some other large quilts i’ve finished lately, and speak to my experience with some new batting choices lately, too.  

in the meantime, i’ve taken the first steps for creating my new website!!  one of my long term goals when i retired.  while   joy and excitement come with this decision, it also brings just a tad bit of terror!  lol  a very big step for me, and i’m looking forward with joy to integrating the blog, the store, and hopefully online classes too.  when?   february of 2016!  pretty exciting adventures await!!  🙂     

somehow i managed to lose the full size picture of the quilt, but inch by inch, i learned, and stitched, and stitched and learned {more}.  love it!

have a glorious day!
soli deo gloria

Comments 8

  1. Your quilting is so lovely. What wonderful steps you are taking! Website, classes, is retirement in there soon? I'll be watching for those online classes!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous – just like all your projects! I too would love a long arm, but I think this Bernina might just work for me as well! I have two other Berninas that I love! And just like you, I am getting ready to retire in February of next year! Looking forward to getting to play with my fabric and embroidery machines…and getting more inspiration from you! Can't wait until your website is up and running and your on-line classes get going. Retirement is scary and exciting at the same time and I can hardly wait! Sew…and quilt on! Your quilting on this quilt – and all your other art quilts – is absolutely gorgeous!!

  3. It looks like you and your Bernina are getting along together very well ! I am looking forward to seeing more of what you've been up to and the idea of online classes from you makes me extremely happy !

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