Challenge Day 2 day two was suppose to start early, knowing I had to complete 2 quilts by 3pm, along with all the mom stuff, I can sort of figure out how long it takes for me to meet deadlines....but we all slept in until 7:00!!  Oh...shoot!!  That's what I was thinking when I woke up!  

 Started on Karen's quilt and ended up doing an overall swirl, to match the print in the pink flannel.  I had a few hiccups on this quilt, this is common for t-shirt quilts (so many odd layers for the needle to go through).

 I love my machine and it can go through just about anything...sometimes one of the t-shirt blocks will have a tighter weave or the graphics won't allow the stitches to work.  Here is an example of what can happen.  I quilt pretty fast...but I have to slow the machine way down, when coming across these blocks.

So...unexpected delays on this quilt and I keep watching the clock!!

I did finish and got the binding prepared and on the quilt and stitched on.

 Loaded the 2nd quilt, this is Karen's daughter's and I wanted to do some fun quilting on it, this one went much faster with no hiccups!

Finished quilting it up at about 2:00.  Still have not put the binding on and knowing I would be cutting it close today I had tried to get a hold of Karen and sadly couldn't.  Yes, she showed up at 2:50 and the quilt was not done.  She was so nice and understanding and came back 30 minutes later.

That's what happens sometimes and this is me being real ;o)

Karen was very happy with them both!

I also wanted to let you know I did do a tutorial on how to add binding to a quilt, while on the longarm machine a while ago and you can view that tutorial here.  Hope that helps for those of you wondering how I do it.  I do it for ALL of my own quilts and anytime I do binding's for customers.  I LOVE IT!!

...and this is what is waiting for me to finish in the morning.  I can't wait to take these hexi quilts to Annette!  I've had them both since last fall and am so anxious to take them over to her!

I did miscalculate how many quilts I have to do for this challenge.  I started with 30 and have finished 2 so far.

So I will end each post with:

2 of 30 finished

It was another good day!


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