I stepped outside to photograph Dizzy Plus. The temp isn't too bad; mid 80's. Not NEAR as bad as the East Coast today. I feel for you guys over there!!!!!
With the busy-ness of the pattern, it really is difficult to see the quilting. Mary (maryquilts) wrote about this pantograph back in October, 2009 that she uses with many of her QOVs, so I thought I'd have a go at it. Ebb and Flow, 6" pantograph. (the linked site has other AMAZING pantographs that I'm resisting at the moment, but oh....so hard to resist!). I had to adjust the pantograph just a little bit; once the quilt reaches the last couple of turns on the roller, it gets quite thick, and with only a 8.75" (max) throat space on the Juki, a 6" pantograph JUST gets clipped on the edges. This is a very "forgiving" pantograph because of the flowiness.
I DO know the limits of my Brother and my patience level, so the binding will need to wait until Bernina returns.
Bobbins used: 12 1/2
Quilting time (start to finish): 6 hours
Some family life at the household today...
Most of you know that I have three girls, but really only one "girly girl." I'm kicking myself that I didn't get a picture of her outfit yesterday!!! Full length, pink dress; tights-n-all, and heel shoes. She is SUCH SUCH SUCH a girl! Here's the outfit of choice today....
...and "monkey see, monkey do." Candace wasn't far behind her with her own "pretty dress."
...but she's not as much of a girly girl :0)
Oh, and....Does this happen to you? I have NO idea any more how exactly this happened today, but Surgeon Candace thought she'd attempt to help Mom out....
....yeah...she gave up after not too long ;0)
No pics of Cassie today; she's still in her
On a final note...I forgot that I spent some time pressing my leaders-enders project Blue Ridge Beauty yesterday evening before starting Dizzy.
Here was my status in January....
and with a few other leaders-enders inbetween, I added another 60 4-patches to the stack. Current numbers: 120 4-patches and 150 HST's. If I recall correctly, the pattern for a big ol' queen requires 448 of each. Okay....a bit to go! ;0)