completed 49er wall hanging
The usual disclaimer...it is straighter than I could hang it...and the printer pushed the bottom left corner out...however I think you can appreciate the fact that it is done. The top lost a few inches in the squaring process...but all in all I am pleased with it. I can not believe how heavy it is! My brother is ten years younger than I am-so by the time he became a real fan, Joe Montana was no longer on the team-accounting for the lack of his name or number in this wall hanging. After all, this is a memento of HIS shirts and those times of wearing them. It certainly will take care of one blank wall in his office nicely. By the way, his 49er decorated office is his home office. He works from home at least two days a week. Needless to say, I am happy to have this done in a pretty timely fashion. On a related note, thanks to my final frustration with quilting this, I bought a larger throat area machine Saturday, a MemoryCraft 6600. It's made by Janome and I quilted a baby quilt on it as my test drive of how it handled. I chose the machine because I liked how it quilted, it's sold by my favorite lqs/dealer, and it will do the things I bought it for well. There are many great machines out there-I think besides liking how it handled (and that is such a personal preference, isn't it?) I know the folks servicing it very well-and to me, a good mechanic saying a machine is well built and a good value carries a lot of weight. Still, no matter what, if it had not stitched so smoothly and nicely...I would have kept on searching.