I had wrist surgery on Friday. My right hand is wrapped in a bulky, cumbersome dressing. I have no pain, which is a mixed blessing. I don't need drugs but I risk over using my right hand. No lifting or weight bearing allowed. I can, however, pin pieces together and run a sewing machine.
Including the Nolting because it is glides effortlessly over the frame and carriage.
I am happy. Nolting customer service is outstanding. Joyce and Ron (http://delightful-qs.com/) hung in there with me through all the drama of the dropped machine and came out today on their own dollar to set up the new machine. Remember the clamp from the previous post? It actually is designed to hold the ruler base in place. We had a good laugh about that.
I have two quilt tops ready to go. I also have volunteered to stipple quilt some charity quilts for a local quilt guild. Of course, not until I have two functioning hands.
I had started this arrow head quilt a couple of weeks ago. (go here for the pattern) I used only fabric I had on hand. Unfortunately I had only enough fabric for four blocks of one color but enough for five of two others and six of a fourth. I came up with my design and added the setting squares and the sashing. I am spatially challenged. The design wall helped. I had almost all of the strips pieced by Friday morning but had to leave before I could finish. Sunday I put them all together and put it on the bed.
Turns out it will be a queen size quilt
I have two other quilt tops ready for the frame. My goal is to quilt 100 quilts. Some how will that justify the expense?