I know I could add borders, but I think that would detract from the bold graphic impact I'm going for. So I'm probably going to do a 6x7 layout requiring 42 blocks. That means I have 12 more to make instead of 6 more. I don't think I printed that many foundation patterns, so I'll have to take one of them back to the copy shop.
Hey, can you keep a secret? I'm headed to an APQS dealer this morning to check out their long arm machines. I'm still in the research phase, comparing models and manufacturers. I've already looked at the Bernina Q24 and the Innovas, and I'm planning to investigate Handiquilter and Gammill before making a final decision as well. Stay tuned... I would love to be able to long arm quilt my monster pineapple quilt myself! If any of you readers have experience with longarm machines and have any advice for choosing one, please feel free to share in the comments on this post.
|APQS Millenium Longarm Quilting Machine|
Meanwhile, I have work to do for a new design client's project and music to learn for VOX chorus, which will limit the amount of time I spend in my sewing studio over the next few weeks. But there are a couple of special babies who will be making their appearances in February and March, so I may need to set my pineapple blocks aside and "whip up" a couple of "quick" baby quilts. Hahahahaha... As if I was even CAPABLE of whipping up a quick ANYTHING! :-) A longarm machine would really help me get more UFOs across the finish line, don't you think?
Have a great day. I'm linking up with:
· Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times www.patchworktimes.com
· Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts http://www.cookingupquilts.com/
· Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com/
· Moving it Forward at Em’s Scrap Bag: http://emsscrapbag.blogspot.com.au/