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Stitch in the Ditch Today

I finally got some quilting done on my HQ16. I did some stitch in the ditch and it looks pretty good. I used the Versa Tool for a guide and it seems to work. I'm not very good at it, yet!  

Still haven't decided what else to do. Can't be a bunch of swirly's a boy's quilt. Any thoughts on what to quilt around the letters? 

Also, how should I quilt the dinosaurs to make them more three dimensional? I read somewhere or it was mentioned in a video that you should do the background first so the applique will puff up. Any suggestions? 

Since my surgery, I haven't lasted very long and need to stop and rest way too often, that's why I'm not getting much done these days. 

I'd love to sell my HQ16 and get an HQ Fusion or Avante...any takers? Hasn't been used much and it's all computerized. 

This gives you a chance to see the next section of my room. It's across from my computer/desk and where I store my serger. The room is huge and there's more to show you. Got to straighten it up a bit and vacuum, soon. Have to re-arrange that a bit first. I put all my studio photos on a special page and I made a tab at the top of the page so if you want to see it all at once, just click on the Studio Tour tab. 

My room is clean enough if you'd like to do a Google hangout and sew with me, let me know. That way we can chat as we sew, cut or do handwork. 

I'm going to try to blog more often in 2014!


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