Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Goal Posts for November: The IntelliQuilter is Coming!!

Good morning!  It's Election Day in the United States, but we've already voted early so there's nothing to do about that except wait and see what happens...  With civic duties already completed and no further power to affect the election outcome, I may as well shift my focus to what I CAN control: Quilting goals for the week and for the fresh, crisp month of November!

This Week's Goals:

Letter Home Monogram Baby Quilt Nearly Quilted

1. I'm still working on finishing up the last of my October goals, my Letter Home Monogram baby quilt.  I've finished quilting another row since the photo above; just didn't get a picture when I left the machine for the night.  This would have been finished yesterday, had I not spent THREE HOURS on the phone with Apple Tech Support yesterday afternoon, attempting to resolve the Mystery of Why My iPad Can't Install an iOS Update Without a Factory Reset...  Anyway, with just a couple more hours of quilting today, then trimming, labeling, and binding, this little quilt will be ready to ship off to the one-month-old baby for whom it's intended.  

Look What's Coming TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!

2. OH MY GOSH, you guys -- today is Quilter's Christmas Eve at my house, because FINALLY after waiting for over two months since I placed the order, I have a tracking number for my IntelliQuilter computer robotics system that has been put on a truck in Ohio and is cruising down the highway, headed straight to ME!  According to the tracking number, it should arrive by noon tomorrow.  We'll be self-installing the system, so that's my second goal for this week: Installing, adjusting, fine-tuning and testing the new computer robotics system for my APQS Millennium machine.

One Monthly Goal for November

Getting comfortable with the new iQ system is my OMG for November.  I've already gone through all six hours of training videos that my dealer provided, but once I have my system installed I'll want to go back through those lessons hands-on and work through the exercises with my machine.  I'll be quilting up some practice e2e/computerized pantograph designs and playing with the density and scale as well as experimenting with some computerized custom quilting.  Woo-hoo!  

I'm linking up today's post with:


·       To-Do Tuesday at Home Sewn By Us

·       One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts


·       Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication

·       Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter


·       Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation  

·       Put Your Foot Down at For the Love of Geese

·       Free Motion Mavericks with Muv and Andree


Frog Quilter said...

Congratulations. You have two machines?

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Congrats on the soon arrival of your LA computer!!!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

How exciting to know your new computer is in transit! More fun times are ahead!

Vicki in MN said...

Congrats on your finally getting the IQ, hope installation and learning are a very easy curve.

Anne-Marie said...

Congrats! The quilt is looking good.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Rebecca! Holy moly! You should have your new computer system already and be playing with it. Is it great? Was it an easy install? {{Hugs}} a bunch. Thanks for linking up this week AND I can hardly wait for next week's post. ~smile~ Roseanne

Kathleen said...

Hooray for the tracking and hopeful arrival of the new intelliquilter! I am sure you will love it. Installation, I'm sure, may be a bit trying, but boy will you have fun.

SJSM said...

Fingers crossed all will go as planned🤞

chrisknits said...

So excited for your new toy!!! Loving the baby quilt still.

dq said...

It sounds like you are adjusting quickly and easily to your new longarm! I don't ever care for the learning phase, but it is part of life.

I was sorry to pop in and not find a machine quilting linky. I will have to read down through your bl0g and get updated on what you have been up to.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

You'll have a lot of fun meeting your goal this month. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Patty said...

Very nice! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Muv said...

Hello Rebecca Grace,
How sweet, a monogram for a baby! I love the bold piecing design. Soon enough baby will be inspecting the triangles.
Gosh, you are a high-tech quilter! It all looks slightly terrifying.
Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks.
Love, Muv