My longarm is fixed - I think!
My main accomplishment yesterday was working with Innova to get the timing fixed on my machine. I haven't technically quilted anything yet but the practice piece worked and the problems were what I thought they were. I just didn't know how to fix them. This experience is why I love Innova. Michael (the "M" in ABM International, parent company of Innova) is the person who helped me and he was incredibly patient with me! We worked through it with a series of texted photographs and phone calls. Innova is AWESOME. When I had my APQS I could barely get anyone on the phone to help with anything and that was especially true when the problems were caused by the maintenance they performed. That experience is what made me shop for a new longarm in the first place.
I love Innova.
It took a couple of hours to fix the machine took a couple of hours and between dyeing wash out and other chores I didn't get much else done except to start the new blanket. I tried a couple of patterns but decided that it was time to try a corner to corner. With a K hook this is going to go quickly. I'm kind of hoping that this will be big enough for a wheelchair lap blanket. I bought the yarn for a baby blanket but it's not looking very baby to me. The photo of this yarn online looked mostly light blue but it seems to be more dark green. But CtoC is a fun stitch so far.
The other big event of the day was delivering 25 veterans quilts to our VA hospital contact. I'm really fortunate because she has just moved over to my side of the county and is only 4 miles away. Look at all those beautiful quilts! Now, with the longarm fixed I can get busy quilting more of them. That's what I want to focus on this weekend between meeting up with friends and going to Eli's birthday party. I'll probably need a drink after attending a party full of 4 year-olds.
6/19/2021 03:12:02 am
Maybe 2 drinks :-) Thanks for the info of the customer service between the 2 longarm companies
6/19/2021 06:53:06 am
Cheers, and thank you for the lesson on persistence.
6/19/2021 08:30:40 am
LOL.... you may need a sedative after that party. I would need a good book to get lost in - preferably one that I was already "deep into" that I could curl up and read without being bothered.
6/21/2021 07:34:29 am
Just be glad you can leave and don't have to take any of the kids home with you! LOL!! The quilts are amazing. There are always more that are needed aren't there?
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.