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I Got There!

I did get to the end on this one last night.  The pics aren’t the greatest, but it’s so big, and so busy, it’s the best I could get.






Now the waiting begins.  The waiting until my customer comes to get it and I see her reaction.  I think she will love it, she has loved everything I have quilted for her, but will I ever quit being nervous and worrying about this part?  Ever? 

Longarming is a linty job…for sure.  This is what it looks like in the bobbin area, after just one pass.


This is how much thread I used, just on the top of this one.  The cone on the left was brand new, and you can see how much is gone, compared to the new one next to it.  I used a complimentary solid on the bottom, so you can see that this one took a LOT of thread.


This morning I gave my longarm, Corky, a thorough cleaning to get rid of all that lint.  Cleaned the table and table rails, wheels, and gave her a thorough oiling.  Put in a new needle, and she is all ready to go on the next quilt.  This one is going on next.  What nice bright change from the dark fall colors I just finished! Won’t this be fun?  This top belongs to Joanna


And check out this sweet little surprise she had tucked in the box for me!  She tatted this little Christmas wreath.  It’s awesome and I can’t wait to hang it on my tree!  Thank you, Joanna!


Lastly, I wanted to thank everyone for all the sweet comments about BunBun.  I found one final pic that I’d like to share.  This is right after I brought her home.  She thought she found a new mama. 🙂


17 thoughts on “I Got There!

  1. Looks fabulous!!! That type of quilting always seems to take for ever for me…

    Love the bright colors of the next one. Can’t wait to see what you do with it.


  2. Randi,

    Loved the quilting on this one – looks like you put a lot of time in it as well as a lot of thread. Sometimes don’t ya’ wonder if the customers really have a clue how much love we put into their quilts


  3. Yay! I’m so excited. And you’re so welcome for the wreath. I love that quilting on the first one. Remember it for another one of mine. 🙂


  4. Your customer will be delighted with her quilt, Randi. The quilting certainly puts pizazz and life into that top. You did a wonderful job with the quilting. Really, really well done.
    Love to see that cute little Christmas wreath. My grandmother knew how to tat. It’s certainly a dying (well, almost dead!) art. The photo of your rabbit and dog is sweet. We had rabbits for some years. They are so soft, and the ones that were tame were always lots of fun.



  5. Very nice Randi, alot of thread and work also… DId the backing cause all that lint, is it a flannel???? YIKES! I love the next one you have to do, very bright and happy….


  6. Randi that is absolutely fabulous. Wish you were around my corner of the world.
    Could you get a photo of more of the whole piece by putting it on a bed. Jolly hard to photograph I know.
    Just so lovely that it makes you want to see more.


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