Friday, October 5, 2012

Look what Santa has brought me in October!

Santa came early to my house this year...he wanted to beat the crowd, traffic, and hustle and bustle. My items were delivered to my LQS. This is four of the seven boxes that were delivered.  Can you guess what they contain? 


And the fun begins....


My DH...who loves me so much...began unpacking the boxes for me...after coming home late from an out of town business trip. But alas, this was as far as he got. Bright and early the next morning we began again with the unpacking and putting together. Have you guessed what it is yet??!! Surely you know by now.



Here is another hint...it's about 12 feet long....



and has legs...



and takes up a lot of space in my studio...



My DH is such a great guy...he worked hard on putting it together. If I had to do it, it would probably still be in boxes.



TA DA!! 
It's my Crown Jewel Longarm by Baby Lock. 
 I'm so intimidated by it. 



And now the empty boxes on the staircase landing to deal with...Oh so many empty boxes.



And now...the fun begins...practice, practice, practice. I did these leaves using the Crown Jewel's laser light and following a motif.  It is fatter then the original motif.



I also did these feathers using the same method...it's fatter too! Practice, practice, practice!!



I decided to try some freehand work...it's hearts but I guess it can also be leaves...and it's fatter than what I wanted!! Practice, practice, practice.

I'm quilting on some old sheets that I had...I couldn't bring myself to practice on good fabric...or even good cheap fabric. Maybe I will make a quilt out of my practice bed sheets.


I will keep you all posted with my progress. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Living! Happy Quilting!...


...and remember...practice, practice, practice.








4 comments:

  1. Awesome! You did great on your first try!!!I can't wait to come visit so I can learn and practice, practice, practice while I'm there!!

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  2. So who is spoiled....., you lucky girl.
    You did a great job on your first attempts.
    Patricia

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  3. After you practise practise practise, put a small lap sized quilt on your frame and just go for it! Have fun the tension is the hardest part. It's like drawing with your sewing machine. :)
    Barb@Witsend

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  4. What a sweet gift from Santa!!! Look forward to seeing what you create with your new 'toy'!!!

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