Dearest Sister and Car Guy spent the night at Chez Iron Needles on their way back to
last month. I was so glad to see her,
and, as it happened, I had just finished cutting out the 3” squares that are to
be the 9-patches for Grandbebe Four’s quilt. Desert
She and I spent part of our all too brief time together matching up squares to make awesome 9-patches. The grandbebe quilts (See One, Two, & Three here) are a team effort, but happens states apart. It is doubly extra special, with chocolate syrup and whipped cream, when the effort can happen in the same room. Plus! We are more creatively, I believe, than the sum of our parts…and we have more fun together than we do with others.
That much is certain.
As it also happened, I had ordered a walking foot for my most awesome Singing Singer, the Rocketeer, which for the uninformed, will enabled me to quilt with my sewing machine.
(Not that I will quilt the grandbebe quilt this way. Oh NO! A standard has been set and will be adhered to. Grandbebe quilts are quilted by hand…with love in each and every stitch. As it should be…taking months and months and months…of love!)
Back to the walking foot….Sister has one for her Featherweight, and seeing hers is what inspired me to find one for the Rocketeer. I will be able to quilt smaller projects much faster and easier with it. Anyway. It showed up the same day Dearest Sister did. We were able to break it in together. Outstanding! with a side of awesome!
And…I did not realize that Dearest Sister had not been to our humble abode since the creation of my craftudio, my she-cave, my space-station.
She loved it. I knew she would. She wants one of her own.
Now...the next quilt is calling. And I need a real project to test that walking foot on.