Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Quilting Vacation is the Best Vacation

Wow, Summer and early Fall have been a whirlwind of travel! I need to hide the car keys and just stay home for a while! I've enjoyed the activities (mostly) and had fun, but I'm ready to just quilt for a change!


This month, my dearest friend in the whole world (except for my DH, of course) came for our annual 2 weeks of vacation together. Dorothy arrived on 9/30, and returned home on 10/15.  We spent 5 days in Pigeon Forge, TN at a cabin owned by a sister quilter. We had planned to enjoy a touristy show, sight see, shop hop, quilt some, and eat.

But that's not what happened. We made the mistake of shop hopping first. So, we bought fabric, sewed, and ate. And had a wonderful time!! The rest of the time at my house, we were mostly couch potatoes. The DH treated us like royalty, and we enjoyed a lot of silliness together.

News from the studio

Here is the customer quilt that I did yesterday. It's a cutie. It's a smaller version of Jacks on the Porch, which she calls Jacks by the Pond because of the cute frog fabric she used. The quilting is free motion swirls.

The DH is installing NEW LIGHTING for my longarm!!! Yea! I am SO excited! Finally, I will have lots of daylight illumination over my work. 

Longarm lighting at Quilted Joy
I saw the lighting on the machines at Quilted Joy. They are the Dee-Lite system from Deloa's Quilt Shop.

Learning for the week

Quilting is SO much fun!

Now let's go quilt something!!