We have a new family member...Isn't she cute?? :) She weighs in at 70 some-odd pounds and is 30" in length. teehee... Seriously...this baby is a dream come true! I've dreamt of owning a longarm for many years and in the "grand plan" we always talked about getting one after retiring from the military. A few weeks ago, my wonderful hubby said he didn't want me to wait any longer. :) When is he going to retire anyway? LOL
Here is the room before set up...it's not a huge space, but it will do for now! This was my sewing room and I've had to disperse my shelves and cabinets to other parts of the house. I do still have my regular sewing machine in here...it's just off to the right in the picture, you can see just a corner of the table.
It really is at least a two person job....
It's coming together!
There she is! She likes her new home. :)
A few more adjustments....
And we have lights!!
Finally she was all ready to go! Believe me when I say I jumped right in and got her up and running! I loaded some muslin and zoomed right off! Please don't look too closely! I need lots and lots of practice!
After a couple of days of practicing on muslin...I decided it was just time to jump in and get my feet wet with a "real" quilt. This is a charity top you might remember from an earlier post. By now you might have realized why I was assembling all those tops over the last few weeks...I was getting ready for my big arrival!! I quilted this one with a stars and loops edge to edge pattern and I'm actually really pleased with it!
I'm so happy with my new toy and so excited to be able to quilt my own quilts and eventually quilt for others too!