Saturday, May 16, 2015

My new friend, Babe, the Longarm

I still can't believe the ad in the paper a couple of weeks ago.

It was true!  And the owner was so nice, I nearly started sobbing that she wanted to give her wonderful machine to me!
My family was great.  They moved things, SIL borrowed a trailer, rounded up help and we got her in!

I have a wonderful friend, Loretta Orsborn of Orsborn Specialty Quilting, and she came and helped me oil her and set up a practice quilt and she works beautifully!!!  She still needs a few things, like new leads and fresh thread, but I love her.

I've read it's a tradition to name your beautiful Longarm machine after a grandmother, so I've dubbed her "Babe", after the paternal grandmother I never got to meet.  I'm sure I could have learned a lot from her, but that's another story.
So Babe and I have been having lots of fun together.  She doesn't have any bells and whistles, but we get along good.  She's basic, just like me!
Hopefully future blogs will be full of pictures of wonderful quilts I've made and quilted.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Projects!

I can't believe I haven't blogged since last November!  Well, here's a quick, ongoing project that I had fun starting at Loretta Orsborn's Bargello quilt class that started last Saturday.  I've tried to attach a downloaded photo of Loretta's quilt. It may our may not show up at the end.

The link to this class is at

It is simple amazing!  I hope my feeble attempts turn out even close to the movement in hers.

This is my main stripset


So tonight I'm sewing strip sets together.  I finished one as a sample but I need 12. So back to the machine!