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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Changes

We'll as usual my promises to keep my blog updated have fallen by the wayside.
Hopefully once again I am going to try and rectify that.
I have had my Longarm quilting site running now for over a year but it is getting very little traffic. Probably my own fault if how I run my blog is anything to go by.
As that is costing me money I can ill afford I will be shutting down my website and am going to re vamp my Blog.
To start with my new blog address will be www.quiltsforever.uk
Fingers crossed it will not take me to long to do.
We'll thats all for today.
Tomorrow I should have some new quilts to share

Happy Quilting till then

Kath




Sunday, 15 June 2014

No new photos today

Well typical Sunday morning, being a little lazy. I had intended a little lay in but my adult son had different ideas 😄.  He always likes to say good morning when he gets up, no matter what day of the week or time it is . 😉

Well to try and get a little more interest in my website , I have decided to open an Etsy shop. Right now it is a work in progress with only three items for sale. It is quite easy to set up, but if I can make a hard job of something I will. ...LOL
Well where ever you are in the world. I hope your Sunday is a happy one spent with family or your loved ones.

Monday, 9 June 2014

First week of June gone Already

Oh boy, I am not to good at keeping my blog up to date. I am still busy quilting trying to get my quilt stock up for my website.
Of course normal everyday things do get in the way and I never ever seem to get caught up.
My biggest problem I think is my lack of organisation , but coming up 64 I think that is not going to change any time soon :).



This is just a simple child's quilt or play mat made from one fabric and backed with a lovely snuggly fleece which makes have a lovely cosy feel. Fleece or minky gives a great texture when quilted.









Saturday, 19 April 2014

New Website Quilts Forever

Wow I cannot believe I have not wrote on my blog since last June. How time flies by. I have been making quilts and using my IQ to quilt them....I love my IQ robotic system.
As well as making Quilts I have been trying to get my new website ready. I started around September last year, and have only in the last few weeks let it go live. I maybe should have paid someone to make it for me, but I'm quite pleased with the out come of my work. Maybe not as professional as some, but hay ho even though I'm slow I did it myself.
Here are a few of my recent quilt finishes.

This one was made for my daughter to give as a house warming present to one of her friends


This one below was also made for my daughter to give as a wedding Gift.
The blue and white quilt pattern below is called Labyrinth. I custom quilted this but the quilting does not really show in the photo.

Here is the link to my new website if you would like to have a look.


I hope everyone where ever you are is having a lovely Easter weekend and the weather is a little warmer than it is here :)


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Lenni has a new Friend

Hi everyone, it has taken me longer to get back to my blog than expected. We are still decorating. Well not this week, my son wanted a break.
Lenni had her new friend installed last Wednesday. Her name is BasiQ+ (plus) . Intelliquilter has two versions of IQ now. Each version comes in two flavours. The ClasiQ Standard comes with the full software which gives you all the high end tools to edit your digital quilt designs. you have the ability to do Pantographs and custom quilting. The ClasiQ basic only allows you to do Pantographs.
The BasiQ come with Panto only and the BasiQ+ which is the version i purchased, come with some of the high end tools. You do get the option to upgrade from the Basic versions to the full versions. I think though that I will be kept busy learning the BasiQ+ for quite a while.
I am going to try and post a few photos of the new cutting table my son Graham made for me and of the IQ on my Lenni. Sorry the shots are not that great.

My new table was made with two pieces of plywood 6ft X 4ft and two Expedit bookcases from Ikea.
I have eight shelves each side. On the right side I made two of the shelves into drawers and two into cupboards. Ikea sell a few different options like drawers, cupboards and baskets to fit in the shelves. In the middle as you can see i have enough room to store some rolls of batting. On the end of the table nearest to the wall I have a space to stand some of my Accuquilt cutting plastics and big rulers.
I am really pleased with it. Thanks son :)









A couple of photos with Lenni and the BasiQ




Added another couple of photos of some IQ sew outs. plus a little video of the IQ working.








Saturday, 25 May 2013

Hopefully back again for a little longer

Hi fellow quilters and bloggers. I can't believe it is over a year since I last wrote on my blog.  No excuses. Somewhere along the way last year I lost my quilting Mojo.
It has taken me until around March this year to find it again. Not that I'm getting much quilting done right now as my son Graham is decorating. In our small home when decorating it seems to effect every room :).
Last weekend Graham built me a new cutting table. It is 6ft x 4ft and I love it. We still need to put the trim around the edges. Once that is done I will post some photos and give details were we found the idea from.
Other news that I am very excited about. I am getting the new BasiQ+ computer system for my Lenni from Intelliquilter. We are having the IQ installed on the 12th June. Hope the decorating is finished by then.
Last November  after a 12 year gap of having no dogs we  brought home two Springer Spaniel sisters.
After the first few day I thought what have we done. :). They definitely cause a lot more work, but they also are a lot of fun and they make me smile which is always good. Photos to follow of Ella and Rosie.
Well I had better go help with the decorating, bye for now.

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