Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on yesterday’s post for the Postage Stamp quilt – I do love the quilt too!
I managed to get one of the two neutral areas that I have finished for the hexie quilt. I will work on the other section this week. This area as you can see needs to be attached.
The area to the right of the red “flower I got done and then I noticed I never put a row around the dark beige type of color on the right. I will first attach the big section then get that neutral area finished before I cut out more colorful hexies for more big flowers. Quite a way to go on this quilt still.
I thought all I needed was a new lightbulb for my Ott light that hangs over the left side of the quilting frame but it turned out it was the fixture that was bad!! My light bulb came and I tried it and no go – tried it in the other one and it worked. Saturday I went to Hobby Lobby to find a replacement and they didn’t have the old kind of lights that I had and I found this new one – now I want to get a second on to match – I love it. It gives off a ton of light. So the moral of the story is if your lightbulb doesn’t work if you another lamp that the bulb will fit try it before you get a new one! EDITED: As you know I write my post in the evening and then schedule it for early morning well I hadn’t tried sewing to that new light yet – and – it is too bright!!! it hurt my eyes – I will not be able to use it at the frame – instead I will trade it out and take the light that was above the cutting table and put it on the quilting frame and put this nice streamline light over the cutting table instead. The light that had been above the table had been much the same as the other one on the frame and I guess they work best and you can angle the light in such a way that it is not too bright for the eyes. It might not have been what I wanted it but it will be best in the end.
Considering you can move it on it’s flexible range I can easily get half of the quilt lite up and it looks so much smaller and less invasive! I will be linking to Quilty Folk later this morning for the Final Frontier for Quilty 365 and Love Laugh Quilt.
The older fixture is kind of big – the new one looks so much better so streamline – Hobby Lobby only had the one though so I wait for another to come in or order on line.
Craftsy’s new web site has launched – if you haven’t checked it out you might want to – they are offering a code for $5 off of $25 at the top of the web page just use the code they give to apply it to purchases. The code expires October 7th. I really like this new web page that they have although I have not had time to completely explore it.