Thursday, May 3, 2012

TNT - Long Arm Edition!!

Last Saturday was an AWESOME day! For two reasons...

First, I got to meet someone amazing!


That's right folks, That'sMelissa, of Happy Quilting, my new "real" friend, as well as a quilter extraordinaire and the Bee Mama of my Beejeebers Quilting Bee!! She is super sweet and fun! It was a real pleasure to meet her!!

And where did we get the opportunity to meet? At Let's Quilt! The local Long-Arm Quilting place! We were both able to rent a machine and learn how to quilt with a long arm!!!

Long Arm quilting is SO totally fun! The owners were helpful and patient. We learned how to load the quilts onto the machine (which was the hardest part and took forever!!) and off we went.


Melissa flexed her awesome muscles and went for total free motion quilting (and it turned out aMAZing!!). I went with the pentagrams - a pattern that you can follow. Totally worked for me and make my quilt look amazing!



I really, really wish that I had a cutting table this large at my house!! ;)



All in all, it was a wonderful experience, and I totally plan on doing it again (and again, and again...)



Here's to trying new things!!

10 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

It was a awesome experience!!! I will let you know when I a heading down again so we can play around again :)

Katie B. said...

This looks incredible! I wish I could find a place around here to do that.

Janine said...

That sounds fab and your quilt looks wonderful!

A.J. Dub. said...

How fun! Quilting and friends together are fantastic!

Becky M said...

Yay for meeting bloggy friends irl! That place looks awesome, I wish we had something like that.

tiffany said...

how fun is that for you two your quilt looks amAZing and so do you

Kate R said...

Oh it looked like such fun for you both!! (And wouldn't we all love a cutting table that size at home?!)

Melinda said...

So T-totally jealous! Love how it turned out! I've got to go bug the lady at our LQS about doing that!

Erin Camp said...

It looks amazing! I can't wait to have it on my bed! ;)

Jen said...

How much is their class, and what is their hourly rate? I am working on something very large for my dad, and I might just have to do that. Great work! The quilt looks beautiful!