When I tried to put on the ruler base on my Avante, it went POP! Split right in two, thought I'd been shot!!! Oh, no!!!!!!!! Well, my sweet dealer said she'd send me another one. So while I waited, I made more geese from my Sunkissed project.
I only need a bajillion of them, so I've got a few more to do :-) I think these blocks are going to be set on point, so it will be big enough for my bed. Right now, I have an old 30's repro quilt, and I need something modern. Like me :-D
The new ruler bed showed up yesterday afternoon, so I pulled out a quilt I started years ago. When Amy Butler created the fabric line she called "Charm" I went bonkers! It was my first experience with what I call "modern" fabrics, I think she started it all. Fell in total love. I made the center, but decided I'd add borders to make it big enough for the bed. That only took me a few years to do -- I guess it had to rest in the UFO stack until I was ready. Now it's big enough, I have the ruler base, so I'll start practicing my midarm quilting on it next week. Also, on the advice of my Avante dealer, I've ordered a UPS for the machine. We've been having power flickers, and terrible thunderstorms, so that should be arriving today or tomorrow. Just don't want to take the chance of burning up my new baby!!
But first, I'll be wrapped up in our local quilt show! It starts this morning, lasts through tomorrow. We have such enormously talented quilters here (authors and Paducah winners, even!), our show is just wonderful. I put in some quilts, too, to fill the spaces :-)
So I've got to run! I didn't get a chance to take pictures of my birthday present that arrived day before yesterday. It's so cool. Later!