Saturday, June 11, 2016

My 30" Nolting Longarm...

 This big girl came to live with me yesterday!!!  I can't tell you how excited that I am.  If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that my mid-arm broke down a year or two ago. 
 This baby is a Nolting with a 30" throat space almost 3 times the size of my old one.  It also sets on a 14ft frame and my other was 12ft. 
 Here is the funny part....I'm only 5ft tall and do you see that step stool in front of it?  Hehehe....I have to get up on it to be able to see the needle real well on the front of the machine.  I can get to the back and see the panto stuff just fine and those handles are's just the front side that I have trouble with.  :)  I will be getting a larger step stool or a rolling stool for it soon.  This frame does not lower so I will just have to get a step stool or something.  :)

My quilting friend, Kris and her family are in for the weekend from South Dakota.  They had a little over a 20 hour drive to my place here in KY.   I am soooo enjoying this visit!  Yesterday we played around with the frame and had a little "show and tell" with quilts.  She brought several with her and let me tell you they are just beautiful.  I now have several more quilts that I will be adding to my list to make.  No pics as I just was too excited about everything that I forgot to get the camera out.  :)  

Here is a pic of one end of my front porch.  I so enjoy having my coffee out here during the mornings after Richard leaves for work.  The birds are singing and I get to watch the my county life. 
 That's all for now....I'll try to get some pics today to post.  :)


---"Love" said...

Looks like you hit the jackpot! Now you will have no excuse for not getting your backlog of quilt tops quilted! First though, enjoy your company. I almost envy your quiet farm life. Your place is beautiful. ---"Love"

Janet O. said...

WooHoo!! SO excited for you, Kristie. Can't wait to see what you create with this wonderful new machine!

Dora, the Quilter said...

Congratulations on your Nolting! I tried out some other brands at a show recently--none compared favorably.
A 30 inch is huge--which is why I got a 24". I'm afraid I'd fall off a stepstool!
You'll be able to cover a lot of area quickly when doing pantos. Might want to think about a scaffold instead of a stepstool!