Wednesday, December 12, 2012

If I Had A Million Dollars...

...I'd buy me a second quilting machine....

Of course, the natural question to ask is why do I need a second quilting machine...

The answer is because I find that my quilt tops fall into two categories -- those that just need simple quilting (meandering, loops, etc) and those that require more custom quilting (different designs in the sashing, blocks, borders, etc).

Right now I have a whole lot of tops that need the simple quilting and only one or two that are screaming for custom quilting. I am also itching to make more tops, but I promised myself that I would not even touch the sewing machine for that until I get at least a couple of the finished tops quilted.

About a month ago, I loaded one of the tops that needs custom quilting and...a month later it was still on the frame, without a single stitch of quilting on it. All I did all month was stare at it and think about quilting designs, but never settled on anything. Having a second machine would take care of the issue. I could load the custom quilt on one machine and it could sit there indefinitely and then I would use the second one for the easy stuff. But that's not gonna happen...

So, because I really want to make more tops, I decided to take the custom quilt off of the frame (it's not for anyone in particular with no real deadline) and load a different top that only requires easy quilting. I feel so much better...

I'll get to the custom quilt someday...and I promise I won't wait until I get a million dollars....

P.S. Oh, yes, and if I had a million dollars, I'd get maid service as well....

6 comments:

CJ Tinkle said...

Haha, I so relate to this! I did just the same thing not too long ago. It's a good feeling to call something DONE! I now have a custom quilt back on the longarm and it's one that fills me with dread every time I enter the room, but I am determined to finish it and get on with something more fun!

Vicki W said...

I would also recommend a driver so you could hand sew in the car. My dream is to have a full time chauffeur. I hate driving.

Vicki W said...

I would also recommend a driver so you could hand sew in the car. My dream is to have a full time chauffeur. I hate driving.

Vivian said...

Buying a second quilting machine is one of the best ways to spend a million dollars that I've heard. Good thinking. It makes total sense to me.
The maid service is appealing too. Way too little cleaning being done around here. Total focus on quilting and other stuff, nothing related to a vacuum or my Swiffer.

Kathie said...

this just cracked me up
yes I would get maid service and I would hire a long arm quilter to quilt all my quilts and bind them too so I can just keep making tops!!!!!

of course lots of charities I would help too
kathie

Susan said...

Love this post! I'll be thinking all day about what I'd do if I had a million dollars ... for sure, I'd get a maid too!
Susan