Monday, August 07, 2006

Progress of sorts...

With all the challenges going on this month I feel a bit like a child in a candy shop- which do I want?? Well, I'm NOT doing the no buy challenge. That doesn't mean that I will buy, just that what will be, will be. I don't buy all that often anyway.

Hanne invinted me to do her one hour a day (Hanne has a good way of handling several things, check out her blog). I had already started. I decided that I would use that yellow with purple vines as the backing for the Turning Twenty quilt, as so many of you recommended. I put together the backing one day over the weekend.

I had also received my copy of PCQ Designer, which is an add on program for my quilter. I spent more than hour going through the instructional videos trying to learn the program. The next day I spent several hours auditioning different quilting designs for the quilt and planning them out. I still have to fine tune it, but it all helps me become more familiar with the software and to make better use of my PCQ. And....all of that will help me produce results that will please me more. Win/win situation.

The backing is on the frame waiting for me to mark the top and put that on the frame. I'm looking forward to doing it. It is the largest quilt I have tried on the PCQ so far. Once finished, it will also be the third UFO that I can cross off my list this summer.

Now I'm lookin forward to Judy's Hour a Day quilt-so I'd like to get this out of the way first.

Karen- thanks for the help correcting my blog email settings.

6 comments:

cher said...

good luck with this new challenge-looking forward to seeing the quilt done!

EileenKNY said...

Good to see you coming out of your dry spell. I'm also looking forward to Judy's project, and sharing with everyone.
What machine do you have and what is the PCQ?

joyce said...

I am interested in your quilting machine too. I would really like one but can't afford it. The best deal I have found so far is one that my Pfaff regular machine would fit on, but I don't know if they are any good or not.

quiltpixie said...

sounds like you have lots going on...

Hanne said...

Hello Gail :-)
How lovely to have you keep me company on the daily hour!
I am working on DD1's quilt now, so I can enjoy Judy's project more the upcoming week. I am having a short break here - now back to quilting again.

Finn said...

I'm so happy that you found the path that works for you. It's always hard to be spinning your wheels and getting frustrated..*VBS*

I'll bet you'll do incredible new things with your new software!