Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Inventory Has Started To Arrive

Everything appears to be on schedule for the opening of Quilt Vine in September.

Last week, notions, books and patterns were delivered. Opening all of those boxes was like being a kid on Christmas morning.

 Quilt Vine Team Members, Chris and Faith had fun finding a home for all of the notions.

Notions Wall

Pattern Wall

Book Display

Zipper Display

A few fabrics have arrived. This is just a teaser.

There is still so much to get done. I get anxious thinking about opening day, September 6. I hope we will be ready!

Monday, July 23, 2012

First One Quilted In The New Shop

It has been a couple of weeks since I posted and I have been busy.

Last week I quilted the first quilt in my new studio at the shop. It is the most pleasant and sunny place to quilt. I absolutely love all of the windows.

This quilt belongs to Jean.

I would definitely call it a "Modern Quilt."

Jean has made this to be used on her bed in the summer.

It has no batting and is backed with flannel.

I quilted it with a simple all-over heart leaf with tendrils.

I believe it is just perfect that the first quilt, quilted here is a "Modern Quilt."

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Last 2 Quilted In the Garage

These are 2 quilts that I quilted last week. They are the last quilts that I quilted in my garage. My longarm is now set up at my new shop. Today I was moving more of my quilting stuff to the shop. I can't wait to start quilting in my beautiful new studio in the shop.

Both of these quilts were made by Jan.

I like how the border turned out by continuing the leaf vine with the quilting.

The Christmas Sampler was done with a Holly freehand allover design.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

We Moved the Longarm

My son was home this week for vacation. I thought that while he was home it would be the perfect time to move the longarm to the shop. My husband, son, and I took it apart and moved it.

Good thing my husband has a pick up truck and a 12 foot trailer. On Wednesday, yes on July 4th, we took the longarm apart and moved some of it to the shop.

On Thursday we moved the rest of it and put it back together. It was a good thing we moved it when my son was home; I don't think we could have done it without him. It is always nice to have an engineer to help put something back together.

At home my longarm was in the garage. I am so excited to be out of the garage and into this beautiful sunny room.

Before and after moving the longarm there was plenty of time to swim.

Huck is not too sure about the pool.

Huck is a lab so he does need to learn to swim.

Huck does not want to let go.

As soon as he can, Huck heads right back to the steps.

A New Look

I am working on changing the look of my blog. I will soon be working on my website for the shop, so I thought I would play around with the blog a little bit first. I am not finished with it yet. What did you think so far?