Today is turning out to be an absolutely awesome YAY DAY!
What is a Yay Day exactly? It's a day that everything goes right, perfect, and comes together in a spectacular way.
First off, a very important package arrived in the mail today: my sample copy of Free Motion Basics Disc 1 and Disc 2!
Seeing the box from my manufacturer, I immediately ripped it open to find the most awesome looking, perfect dvds I've made so far. Really, I can't be more delighted at how they turned out!
Throughout this project, I've really wanted this set to be very plain, black and white with bold type.
I also knew that I wanted Disc 1 to look different from Disc 2 or I would run the risk of picking up 2 boxes of the same dvd and messing up orders all over the place.
I immediately ran downstairs to see how they play on the DVD player as this is the what really matters. Yes, things are supposed to work right if the master disc works, but it's always good to check the whole disc.
Two hours later, I'm walking on clouds! Really, this is an awesome DVD and the whole thing has come out perfect. It's been a tough project with lots of ups and downs, but seeing the end result look this good is just so worth it.
Here's another clip from the DVD that explains my method for quilting a BIG quilt on a domestic sewing machine:
Anyone up for the Squish, Squish, Flatten method of quilting??? Ha! I had a lot of fun filming this section and I think it really shows.
James made 2 cameo appearances at the ends of both discs. For the first, he was in a great mood and for the second he was definitely a grumpy bun.
I've already ordered 100 copies of both discs, but they won't be here until Friday and probably too late to ship over the weekend.
But I know ya'll are just as excited as I am, so I'm going to start a pre-launch sale starting tomorrow. All the DVDs will ship out first thing Monday morning and hopefully get to you by the end of next week!
Guess what else is making my Yay Day wonderful???
I got the fabric from Sewbatik.com and it is AMAZING!
I've bought a lot of fabric over the last 5 years and seen even more batiks of all colors, but NOTHING like this! The graduations in color are just plain perfect.
I know I'll definitely have to make some landscape quilts with the green and maybe a few fiery quilts with the reddish/orange.
So I'm off to go prewash all of this fabric and start preparing the pattern of My Cup Runneth Over for piecing. YAY!
Let's go quilt!