Saturday, March 29, 2008

More machine quilting

I am back from my work conference in Sudbury. Driving in snowy weather to the conference was a nightmare, and we ended up being storm stayed in Parry Sound. Luckily we found a hotel room for the night and resumed our trip safely the next day once the white outs had subsided. The conference itself was very intense and exhausting, but excellent learning for my intense and exhausting job. I came home with the psychosomatic symptoms of being sick (stomach pain) and tired (headache). Thankfully the drive home took half the time that the drive up took!! And it's a good thing that we only have to go every other year - I have 2 years to recover and brace myself for the next conference!
I sure am craving some quilting time and hope I have some time and energy to quilt soon. Here is a possible border design that I am playing around with. This is what I usually do - fold a scrap paper the size of the border and doodle some ideas until I get one that is continuous and enjoyable to quilt.
Then I start quilting that design and hope the quilt lays flat out to the edge...
I'll let you know how it goes.

8 comments:

Andrea said...

Oh -poor you. Sounds like a bit of a nightmare. You definitely need some fabric therapy :-)

Sweet P said...

Ugh! I like snow, but driving in it can be tough. I like your idea of doodling a border. If, or when, I ever start machine quilting I'll remember it.

Greenmare said...

you poor thing! enough of the snow already!! It's leaving the yard here in Wisconsin, and I'm pretending that the weatherlady didn't mention the S word this morning. And as I just glanced out the window I'm pretending that I am somewhere else.......... sheeeeeesh

Gina said...

I love how you are quilting that quilt. I'd never even thought of doodling on a piece of paper the same size as the border.

love and hugs xxx

Tracy said...

Glad you are home safe and I hope you get some quilting time soon:)

Also...

Welcome to the Myastery Quilter's webring! It worked:)

Rhonda said...

Yikes! Driving in the snow... glad you made it home safe. Lovely quilt and machine quilting.

Shelina said...

Ugh snow - I hope we are done with it here. I like the tip about doodling on paper for the border ideas.

Lizzy said...

Thanks for sharing your machine quilting. I'm just starting to machine quilt and am looking for patterns to use when I free motion. I'm still learning but, every quilt turns out soooo much better then the one before. I'm on my third one.