Sunday, September 19, 2010

Day 18

Today is the 18th day in a row for posting to my blog.  At day 21 I will be letting you know about a giveaway.

For today though, I am just going to show you some things I purchased on my trip to Menards yesterday.  And I also want to show you what I have been doing with the quilting machine and PC Quilter.

Here is one of the things I purchased at Menards yesterday. This kind of reminds me of the plumbing snake you use when you have to clean out your pipes but this one is for your sink.  No, I don't have stopped up sinks but at 99 cents I thought it would be handy to have around.  You never know but it could come in handy for other uses.

Of course, I picked up a couple of the suction cup shower grips.  Don't need them in the shower but rather on the acrylic rulers I like to use.  I did pick up a couple for some patients of mine also.  They aren't something they would purchase but I think they could really, really use for their showers.

Today I got busy and loaded some practice fabric on the quilting frame.  The PC Quilter came with a book that contains a lesson along with a lesson CD with the necessary patterns.  It really shows you more what this PC Quilter can do.  So here are some photos of my lesson that I worked on today.

This is the beginning learning how to flip, rotate, etc.

This is the same design but creating 8.

This is the same design element but used 20 times.  I don't have to stitch each one out separately.  I just add a number to the command and it does the rest.

I was afraid that there would be a thread nest at the middle of this but there sure wasn't.  Looking forward to tomorrow when I might be able to play a little more.  Or is this practice!  It is just fun!

See you tomorrow!



Shelley said...

Wow, I am impressed with what you did with the PC Quilter. I will have to check that out.

Jacquie said...

Love the PC quilter designs. I, too, will have to check that out or maybe I can just hire you to quilt for me! Have a good week!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Nicely done! I've never seen the PC Quilter. Is it for the long arm or home machine?

Amy said...

The suction cup shower grips is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!