I finished piecing two more plaid star blocks and I’m really liking the way they’re turning out, even though the going is slow.
I also finished the second charity quilt required by my guild. Both quilts allowed me to practice quilting on my APQS George, and although I’m still getting used to it, I learned a lot. Now I’m anxious to finish a couple of my own quilts that have been languishing in the UFO pile because they are too big to run under the Bernina with any modicum of success. Twenty inches of throat space is magical!
Admittedly, the quilt is nothing special to look at, as the fabric in the kit put together by the guild is vintage 1990s, but hopefully it will get good use and keep someone warm.
Over the weekend, I upgraded to Electric Quilt 8. It was nice to save a little cash by having the option to download the two guides rather than having to purchase a printed manual.
I got both printed and bound, and worked through the first exercise in the Quick Start Guide.
The user interface is completely different and I really like it. Now I’m wishing for a week off from work to immerse myself in it and start designing again—maybe over the holidays.
My last little tidbit of news is that I scored a free ticket to the Houston Quilt Festival next weekend.
The woman who cuts my hair has a client who works for Quilts, Inc. The client left some complimentary tickets with her to give to her customers so she called and asked if I wanted one! I only have one day to go, so it will be a marathon day, but I’m looking forward to it.