Thursday, May 29, 2014

Busy as a Bee

I've caught a cold from my kids (I'm actually more surprised when I don't catch their illnesses, they are little typhoid marys!), but wanted to stop by because today is the last day of voting over at The Bloggers Quilt Festival!  If you haven't voted yet, please do!  I have two quilts entered (the TARDIS is the Home Machine Quilted category and Pandorica Opens in the Art Quilt category).  My TARDIS quilt also made it into the Viewer's Choice nominations (an honor to be voted in out of the 650 entries!).

Last weekend I went to a quilt show with my mom, pretty much with the intention of test driving some long arm machines (a distant dream).  I had my mom take some photos!

Trying out a Gammil

An A1.

I tried out a Gammil and a Handi Quilter too.  I'm not at all in the market for one yet, but wanted to know if they handled and performed like I imagined.  It was fun!

These little bees have been buzzing around this week--destined for a wall hanging.  Find the pattern here.




13 comments:

  1. Look at your concentration! Love it!! Those bees are too cute for words.

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  2. I've loved that bee pattern from day one, but yours are almost too cute to resist! Must stay strong and stick to the commitment schedule. Maybe I'll eek a little time for a few of these. :D

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  3. Cute bees, but it's your facial expression in the picture with the A1 that really got my attention! You look like you mean serious business. I voted for your quilts, so good luck, and get well too!

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  4. Love the bees! Ahhh, the longarm dream...I'm with you, but don't know if it's really my forte. Fun to try though!

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  5. Looks like you had a good time test driving those machines!! Love the bees! Can't wait to see what you have in store for them.

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  6. What an intense look of concentration - love it! A long arm is a dream... a far, far distant dream. What did you think? Was there one that felt right?

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  7. I just found your blog via the Pin of your most recent Dr. Who quilt and I love it <3 I agree that a long arm machine would be absolutely amazing! Some day...

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  8. You need a longarm. I mean, budget and space and right right sure. But you do such wonderful things with your Janome that I know you would really rock a longarm!

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  9. Looks like fun! Those bees are cute! I hope you're feeling better!

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  10. Wow, That's some major machinery. Thanks for sharing the pics, they're great. Cute bees, too.

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  11. You should so buy one! That would be awesome. :)

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  12. Those bees are ridiculously adorable... but not as fabulous as that machine.

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  13. those bees are so cute. thanks for sharing the pattern with us.

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