Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Trying out a Mercedes

     I have journeyed back to Michigan (yup, a mixed up summer)  late Sunday night and hit the ground running with all things art in my world.  More tomorrow for you on that.

      But today I had a long awaited playmate with my very talented friend Terri Watson. She is a long arm quilter with a successful quilting business called Threadtales and a great teacher. I have wanted to try long arm quilting to see if it may be on my long term goal list. So today was the day. 



     Terri had loaded a piece of muslim on her machine and after some quick instructions, I did a test run. I was initially afraid of this big machine but she drove so smoothly I felt like I was driving a supreme driving machine. I LOVED it. It was sooo much fun. And I need to tell you that it is very addicting. Then, she loaded one of my unfinished tops on the machine and away I went.
     
     I didn't expect perfection. I just had fun and considering that I have done very, very little free motion quilting on my machine, my expectations were low. I felt as if I had been set free. The whole time I was quilting I thought-this is it. I want one. A jar full of pennies has been started-haha!  I really can't tell you how much fun I had. 


     In two hours, I had the machine quilting done. Yup, two hours. Terri's Gamill was truly a Mercedes.  


    Thanks Terri- It was great catching up with you and I so appreciate this! You are the best! 

    

     


3 comments:

  1. looks good Colleen!Glad you liked it.

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  2. I had an awful lot of fun, too!

    Hugs

    T

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  3. With that great big smile, you must be having loads of fun!
    Two hours?! I'm making fmq samples and it's half an hour to fill a little 4" square!

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