Friday, April 18, 2014

George has sold!

My studio looks empty now. George went off to his new home today. Patsy Thompson of Patsy Thompson Designs came by and tried out the machine this morning. She liked it so much that she loaded it up in her car and took it home with her! It's kind of exciting selling my machine to a celebrity in the quilting world;)

So the studio is looking bare. But not for long. Debbie's 2008 APQS Millenium is moving in tomorrow at 9am. How is that for superior service! Just to give you an idea of how big this machine is, have a  look at the rug. The new Millenium will be as wide as the rug and fit in the space of the entire rug (minus about 6") and go all the way to the far back wall! She thumbs her nose at king size quilts. No more crawling on the floor for me. Roll those puppies up and set to work!

In the meantime, I have about 24 hours to fit in some piecing of my own. I'm determined to master the half square triangle. I saw a block on Pinterest that involved changing colors in a block and I've wanted to try it out.

You start out with a piece of fabric with two basic colors and then you expand the two colors in opposite directions. I think I'm happy with the block on the right, but still a little unsure about the left hand block. All yellow half square triangles didn't look right, but the blue isn't quite right either. Wondering if I should use some of that sunflower print to bridge the gap.

Here's my last quilt using George. It is for Knit One Smock Too.

I got to try out a new leafy floral design. Very simple, but a lot of fun to quilt.


  1. Congrats on selling your machine and to one of my quilting idols!! Can't wait to see what Patsy does with it! And I can't wait to see what you do with your Millennium!! Good luck trying to get to sleep tonight!

  2. Sundance is ready and eager to come, let's keep an eye to the sky and watch for a break in the clouds! :)

  3. Does this mean Debbie gets a new longarm? Fun machine shuffle!

  4. Love the last quilt design. Love the half sq triangle piece. Congrats on your great projects. Such a neat work room also.

  5. Aha! I was wondering if George had found his new home so you could move on to bigger and better things! I don't suppose you got to pick Patsy's mind about quilting and designs?

  6. love those blocks. looks like summer!
    did you cry when "George" left? :0) probably not because now you don't have to pin down on the floor anymore!