The above quilt ("The Goose has left the Pond", pattern by Larisa Key) will be posted later this week when the binding is sewn down. The top was custom quilted rather than an "all over" design -- with all the piecing involved, it took a long time but it was worth it.
In early November, I will be heading to the Houston Quilt Show -- can't wait! As part of my routine, I try each and every long arm machine...longing to bring one home. Last year, I fell in love with the George, because it was a sit down model and most like what I do now. However, I have this large window overlooking the neighborhood that would be a perfect location for a long arm. I have been trying to convince my husband how much I need it. When DH asked how much --- I answered sweetly --- "About the same as one of your boats in the barn"! Yes, it will bring the cost of each finished quilt up a few notches, but how many people have actually sat down and calculated the price per pound of the fish in my freezer :)!
Now, back to reality.... Stash Report:
Purchased this week, -0-
Purchased year to date, 276.90
Used, (.5) yard (Only quilting tops this past week)
Used year to date, (351.5)
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