Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Welcome to my my first blog post.  I have always said that "someday" I would like to own a longarm quilting machine.  It really wasn't a possibility until recently as our old house just did not have space for one.  Our new home came with two rec rooms in the basement.  We really didn't need two rec rooms, so I claimed one for my sewing room.  We have completed a tonne of renovations to the main floor of our house, (and therefore stopped using my sewing room as a temporary dining room) so dreams of a longarm machine surfaced again.  Well, I am happy to report that "someday" is here.  Last week I ordered an INNOVA longarm quilting machine!!! I don't have confirmation of delivery yet, but it may be here as early as next week!  I am beyond excited about the whole thing.  I plan to chronicle my journey here and hope you will check back in on me.

While I wait for delivery of my big new toy, I thought I should get piecing so that I have something ready to practice on.  Back in November I was the lucky winner of a prize bundle from the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Blog Tour.  I received patterns, a copy of the magazine as well as all of these fat quarters from RJR Fabrics.  

The line is called "Silly Suggestions for Kids". I received two panels, 10 regular fat quarters and 2 fat quarter border prints (Always find those a little tricky to use!)  I'm not sure exactly what I will turn this into, but I should be able to get two cute baby quilts made using the panels and the coordinating fabric in some sort of pieced border.  It will be interesting to see what I come up with.

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