Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wedding Quilt Progress

I wasn't planning on working on this quilt this week, but in a strange turn of events, I was able to sew away to my heart's content!

First off, my laptop for my Day Job has been at the technicians office for almost two weeks now. And it's still not finished with the upgrade. To top it off, it's 150 miles away, so it's no easy task to hop in the car and fetch it when it finally gets all its upgrades. The net result of that is I am limited on what I can do with my Day Job. Funny how we're so dependent upon technology to function these days.

And then, Monday - wouldn't you know this would happen on a Monday - my Gammill longarm decided to take on a mind of its own. Right in the middle of quilting in some clouds on this lovely quilt, the computer board in the control panel decided it had had enough of being told what to do all the time. So it started stopping and going, all on its own accord! And then it wouldn't function at all. Please be fully aware that in my old age I do know how to throw around a vast array of explicatives when warranted! 

Laying out the sewn rows. Not enough room in my sewing studio, so I had to use the space on my longarm!

Then after becoming frustrated at not being able to connect with my sales rep in Salt Lake City area, I called directly to Gammill. Their  technician immediately told me that a new control panel was on the way - oh, joy! It should be here today or tomorrow and I'll be back in business.

In the meantime, I was able to get all the half square triangle blocks sewn in rows for this Wedding Quilt I'm making for my niece.  The big day isn't until the end of August, so I'm feeling quite happy that things are rolling along and it's not a total last-minute effort to get it quilted, bound and wrapped.

I always number my rows - saves a lot of headaches later!

And to top it all off, our son is coming to town today for a short visit. And he's leaving his dog with us for a few weeks. I love it when I get to sit my grand-dog. Big smiles this direction. Hey -  if you don't have grand-kids, enjoy the grand-dogs, I always say.

Quilting with a smile,

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  1. Hi Barb, I love the colours in your quilt it will look fantastic when finished. I know the frustrations of computers and their quirks!!!!! Mine was playing up for no reason the other day and I had to switch it off and leave it for a few hours to sulk and then it decided to work again!!!! I love that face at the end of your post! A face for lots of kisses!!!! Hugs Susie x

  2. I know the frustration when the Gammill is down!!!! I was shocked at what came out of my mouth when mine shut down. The wedding quilt it amazing - who doesn't love a red quilt? And YES on the grand-puppies!

  3. That techy stuff just drives me crazy when it doesn't work!! Glad you had time to quilt tho....the quilt is coming along nicely. And of course we love our "granddogs!" Have a few of those of my own. :)

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  5. What a neat quilt! Technology is fantastic when it works and then it's oh, so frustrating, isn't it?

  6. Good job turning those lemon moments into lemonade! I number my rows too....loved seeing your sewing space...guess what! I have the same coffee mug! SMILES!


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