Friday, November 20, 2020

SECOND HONEYMOON!!

                                            Today I finally finished quilting this quilt.


                                  

Some of you may remember this quilt, I have mentioned it a few times.   It seems as I was scrolling though my blog to find the post about this quilt that I have lost a lot of pictures.  Hummmm  not good.

Oh well....as I was quilting this piece I was thinking back to when I actually started it.  At my best guess and as memory provides, it had to be in the year 2004 or 2005.  My son graduated from high school in 2003, that same year we moved.  

This quilt started out as a single quilt, I was not happy with it so it sat around for 16 years to be worked on and finished.  Recently I remodeled it into a 107" x 107".  My son has always teased me about getting it done.  I have to say, it just needs a binding.  You are looking at one happy camper here.

One other little tidbit, this quilt is unique in the fact that my mother made most of the geese that you see.  I was at work one day and she just took over the project, much to my displeasure but what could I do, she needed something to do.  Now I have an extremely precious gift to give my son, not only from me but my mother as well.

I think I only have two older quilts to quilt, then I will go on to the incomplete quilt tops.  Happy days.

When I decided to get this quilt finished, I was trying to decide how to quilt it.  I decided to take the easy way out and just meander it.  I am so glad I did.  It seems I am on a second honeymoon with my longarm.  I bet you thought I meant a second honeymoon with my husband....Ha ha.... every day is a honeymoon with him.  Laughing again.

I have not been able to use this longarm for 2 years.  It has been slightly abused by grandchildren, by things being put on the longarm table knocking the machine off the rollers etc.

So....I had forgotten it's little querks and actually to be honest, I just forgot.  For one...it is amazing what a new needle will do.  I did put a new one in in May but then a daughter in law and grandson came and that was that.  I also adjusted the bobbins case, seems it was too tight.

I have to tell ya, I took a few walks this week in frustration and several times I wanted to throw a tantrum....wouldn't that be cute, an old woman splaying all over the floor.

In the end, after the few adjustments, and getting reaquainted, we finally got the job done.