Monday, March 28, 2011

APQS Machines

I have owned my APQS longarm machine for over three years and have had no major problems with it.  It was great to spend yesterday with two of the Engineers from Amercia and go through the sevicing of our machines.  They are very easy to self service.

AS long as you know the difference between man tight and girl tight.  We even through in a few teenager tights too.

Came home and serviced afew things on my mahcine and it is runnng even quieter.  I'll put on another quilt today and stitch away.

My husband even said I could go ahead and buy some new wheels for my machine, when I order my grease.  Good idea to have him accompany me!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

APQS Mini Swap

There is a box finding its way from Australia to America with some very special contents for a lucky recipient.  I hope nothing gets broken.

Raw edge applique all stitched down in the quilting process.  Teeny tiny feathers, tiny little swirls and some small continuous curves.  The whole quilt is 24" x 24" so all the quilting had to be on a small scale too.

Once I have heard that the box has reached its destination I will post some pictures.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My Houston Trip purchase finished.

I showed the pattern and fabric earlier, that I had bought during my trip to Houston. 
I started the embroidery on Friday 10th December, while amusing myself at my husband's work while waiting for HIS christmas party to begin!

Continued the embroideries through the rain of December and then the floods of January while we had no power.  I couldn't stitch by candlelight - I did try to.

Pieced more blocks than the pattern had, as I wanted it longer.  Then played on my longarm with Metallic, Glow in the Dark, Holographic and Polyester threads.
It is a Crabapple Hill Pattern called "Over the River", very appropriate name for this year.

I can't get it to go right way up!

APQS Mini Swap #2

I thought it was about time I did some more work on my APQS mini Swap #2 quilt.

I am trying a new technique and I am Liking how it looks so far.  What do you think?

You didn't expect me to show the whole lot.  It is supposed to be a secret.  So here are the papers from the vliesofix and a paper spoon .

I will have it in the mail before the end of the month.