Wednesday, September 12, 2007

First Quilt!

So, yesterday I got my first actual quilt loaded onto the Hinterberg frame. Somehow, it seems only fitting that its one of the fruilt quilts, one I plan to donate to an area shelter. Up until now, I've been practicing on muslin. But I braced myself and got it all loaded and I was ready to quilt.

And then the power went off... for the rest of the morning. Rats.

By the time the power came on, I was out the door for an appointment, and then it was the homework and dinner prep routine. So no quilting for me yesterday.

But today! I fired up the CD player (good and loud to drown out the pesky barking dogs across the street, who yap away whenever a car drives up the street, pretty much), put on the Dixie Chicks, and away I went.

No fancy stitching pattern, but heck, it's my first real quilt on this thing, for pete's sake.

And halfway through the Gipsey Kings' cd, I finished!

I'm still at the point where loading the quilt on the frame takes longer than quilting the quilt (and I'm still not sure I'm doing it right, but I've ordered an instructional DVD so I can make sure) but this was darn fun.

And yes, there's another fruit quilt to load for my next quilting spree!


Violette said...

I love the quilt and its cheery colors. I wouldn't worry about the quilting; everyone has to start at the beginning.

Lily said...

Congratulations! I am sure the rigging will get easier :)

Jane Ann said...

I think of longarm quilting as ice skating on fabric. Great job. Great music taste.

Karen said...

I've applied to join the Artful Quilters webring, but have lost the html code I need to put on my page (when Blogger wouldn't let me save it). Then could not find your email address. Could you send it to me, please?

mathea said...

I love your fruity quilts! I still have my fruit fabrics stored in a neat and orderly pile in a box somewhere...

Dale Anne said...

GREAT Job on the fruity quilts!
I'd like to have the Quilt Art logo you have on your blog....could you possibly email me the html for it....THANKS!

Helen said...

That looks like pretty good quilting to me.

Blabby said...

Ooh, Gypsy Kings. I love them. I think your swirls look great. It's funny about your power going out. I swear, whenever I'm six inches away from the end of sewing something, the bobbin runs out, the thread breaks, etc. It's always something. Do you have to study Murphy's Law at law school? I could teach a class in it.