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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Final Concert! & The Beast

My daughter came home last night to go to her brother's last band concert.  So of course we had to get a photo of her playing with the Beast as well.  I think she was more than a little surprised at how complex it is and how "BIG it is.  The machine I have is the Innova, I have linked to their site if anyone is interested in the Beast.  I haven't had it long enough to give any type of critique and I don't really have a frame of reference but I like it so far.  I don't have the computer system and at this point I don't know if I would ever want it but it's nice to have options.

Last summer I made a t-shirt quilt for my daughter with all of her softball shirts.  She played from Kindergarten thru high school with her dad coaching most of the way.  Now she plays on a team for her job.  I added parts of some of her caps and photos of her playing to some of the shirts.  I think I should stitch over the writing on the one shirt from her senior year in case the writing washes out.  I just need to get it quilted for her but didn't want to attempt it on my domestic machine. Here are a couple close ups of a few of the squares.  I was also playing with the long-arm trying to make a design for quilting.  Here is the softball I made (circles are harder than they look).

Here are a couple of photos from my son's final concert.  (Insert tears here)  No, I didn't cry but I've been going to concerts for about 20 years now so I'm not sure what I will do with all of my free time! (Just kidding) He of course was in the middle so it wasn't easy during the concert.  They do clean up pretty well!
Have a creative day everyone! Janet


Debra Svedberg said...

I think you need to change the name...the Beast denotes a negative encounter.

Bridget473 said...

What sweet kids! The softball quilt is gonna be great -- she'll love it!

Janet Hartje said...

I've been trying to think of a name because I heard you have to name them or they get cranky. Any ideas. I think one of the kids called it the beast and we stuck with it until I can come up with something better.

Thanks Bridget!

Oya Baysal said...

Hi Dear Janet,
For your son Have Success.Your son grew.For your son MAŞALLAH.Your quilt arts wonderful. Congratulations for you.I want to do in your art quilts, but I do not have time.Have a happy and beautiful day for you.Cheers.See you again.Bye Oya

Debra Svedberg said...

Since I posted that comment, I've been trying to come up with a name. I'm at a loss!
I've been thinking about how the machine is like an easle that holds your canvas.
Or how about a sexy guys name...since your husband might think you're having an affair with it!