The Question of the Ages....
Are you still going to quilt?
Are you going to open a quilt shop?
Are you going to buy a long-arm?
I'll answer those questions in order.
I sat at my sewing machine on Saturday night for the first time in over a month! My fabric stash has to be packed away to de-clutter the house, but I refused to remove my machine and sewing table. We just moved them out of the pictures for the listing photos. Anyway, I kept a couple projects in the closet to work on after the house sold to preserve my sanity. I'll give you details a little later.
Many of the customers at The Quilt Merchant have asked me if Docia and I are going to open a quilt shop after we move. The answer is no. Between the farm and future foster children, I plan to be plenty busy with family and sewing for fun!
I have ZERO desire to own a long-arm. I've used my mom's Gammil a couple times and it terrifies me. So I am happy to leave that job to the professionals.
So what am I working on? Before I had to drop everything and get the house ready to sell I was working on a new pattern for the shop. Purples, grays and blacks. My heart wanted to do real LeMoyne Stars, but my inner shop keeper (and Valerie) agreed that mock-stars made out of Half Square Triangles would appeal to more people.
So here's the first block I started on April 9. Yikes! I didn't realize that was so long ago! I was able to start piecing the top before I had to pack it all up.
Better and more pictures soon. Gotta get this one finished up before we leave!