Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I'm way behind on my casket project - Tricia has provided four or five small projects to date and this is only the first one (each one teaches a different skill and lets us try out the products before we spend major funds). My design progress came to a screeching halt when I decided to convert all the designs that I was interested in to PDF format so I can move them around the casket blanks and recolor to my hearts content. So I had to go buy a digitizing tablet plus Adobe Illustrator. Still learning how to do the basics.
I've also been spending hours and hours in front of my sister's long arm quilting machine. We have manged to master the basics of the machine and the computer program that controls the quilting and are taking at least two quilts off the frame a week - I even managed two small ones alone last night! It's her year to provide the family with gifts and she wanted to gift at least 10 and we are almost there. I've even been able to sneak in a couple small quilts for me and I'll take photos and post them as soon as they are bound and washed. I'm proud to say that not only am I a piecer, I am a quilter. :-) It's great to have total control of the entire process.