Looking Back

It’s Almost Over

2015 is about to become history. Before it does let me take you on a pictorial journey of In A Stitch Quilting’s last 12 months. Enjoy!

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Kari M’s Pretty In Pink
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Kari M’s Pretty In Pink
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Kari M’s Pretty In Pink
Cari M's Pretty in Pink
Kari M’s Pretty in Pink
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Four Score Quilt
Four Score Quilt - Stitched and Quilted by Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting
Four Score Quilt – Stitched and Quilted by Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting
Four Score Quilt
Four Score Quilt
Deb G Memory Quilt
Deb G Memory Quilt
Deb G's Memory Quilt - Quilted by Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting
Deb G’s Memory Quilt – Quilted by Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting
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Lines
Deb G's Memory Quilt - Quilted by Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting
Deb G’s Memory Quilt – Quilted by Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting
Swirls
Swirls
Deb G's Potted Flower Quilt
Deb G’s Potted Flower Quilt
Swirls
Swirls
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Paisleys
Flower
Flower
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First Year Quilt
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iPad Tote # 3
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Mr. J’s Quilt Top
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Surprise Quilt
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All That’s Left
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Four Square
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Remnants of the Past
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The Blue House

While this was just a sampling of the activity that took place in my studio during 2015 I hope you found it to be enjoyable.

Cindy Anderson

Boom!

I’ve become fairly accustomed to the sound of my Tin Lizzie long-arm quilt machine. After working with it for hundreds of hours I’ve learned to recognize the sounds it makes when the needle needs replacing, the stitch tension is slightly off and when the bobbin is running low.

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However, there is one sound I had never experienced until the other day. I was busily working at finishing up a quilt. Every ounce of my attention was focused on the detail of the stitching. The intense concentration drowned out all other thoughts as well as noises from my environment. I was “in the zone.” No other distractions were going to zap my attention. At least until the heart-startling moment when I heard what I will describe as a very loud boom.

The loud boom instantly severed my train of concentration and sent chills down my spine. Immediately following the loud boom the lights that illuminated my quilting field went dark. Both of them. You see there are two light bulbs tucked up inside the handles of my machine. Without them quilting would be very difficult. Fortunately I had only a few stitches left to complete. Finishing up without the lights was not too difficult. Their absence, however, would bring to a halt all future projects until they were replaced.

Fortunately we found a local supplier. Their prices were 7x that of the internet but they solved my immediate dilemma. After swallowing hard and paying the clerk for the purchase I was once a again back in business. We placed an order for additional bulbs online. Those bulbs will provide insurance for the future. Broken light bulbs will not be a problem anymore.

After having had this experience I do hope it’s not necessary to have it again. It would be fine with my if next time they just quietly quit working.

Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting

Jenny R’s Picnic Quilt

With only a couple of days left in June it’s urgent I provide an update on my A Lovely Year of Finishes June Goal.  Back on June 5th I made the decision to declare my daughter’s picnic blanket as my June project.  To successfully complete my challenge all I needed to do was quilt the blanket on my long-arm quilt machine.  I am thrilled to announce that before leaving on my vacation I was able to finish the quilting and return it to my daughter.  Before doing so I was able to take a few photos.  Here’s the finished project.

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I’m so thrilled with the outcome!  Time now to think about July’s challenge.  Thanks for stopping by.