I received a nice little "pick-me-up" from my Secret Sister! One of the Yahoo Groups that I belong to we have Secret Sisters and we send things about every other month. I don't know who she is but I want to tell her Thank You! A set of beautiful Tea Towels and a wonderful assortment of teas! Thank you so much!
Thanks for all the wonderful emails, prayers and well wishes! I am feeling much better! Still weak but that will go away soon, I hope! I have a doctors appointment Tuesday for testing on my kidneys. Don't think there is any damage but they just want to make sure!
Anyway, I finally got to try out my quilter! :) I must say that I love it! I did get this top quilted! It took me a while because I kept having to sit down and rest, just no energy really. Although it is not perfect, it is my first and I'm sure I will get better with time and practice.
I really wanted to learn to use a pantograph so this is what I did. I know I can stipple freehand from the front but I thought the best way to learn to use a pantograph was to start simple. So I used a pantograph with a simple stipple design. I worked out just fine. Most of it is evenly spaced with really only one row that is off a little in the spacing. But with it being my first, I am happy with it!!!!! So 1 down and 73 more to go!!!!!
The pattern is called "Bouncing Betty" I made two of these in the same pattern, one is scrappy and the other is green and coral. I still need to do the binding on it, I will add a simple white binding.
I did load another top on the frame but only did one row of quilting on it so far. Hopefully, I can finish it up later in the week. It is a quilt for Hunter, with vintage airplanes on it. I am using the same pantograph on it, just for more practice.