The two long arm exercise tops I made were in the "waste a lot" category. After I trimmed off the corner triangles, I pieced them together, fashioned another small top from each of them and came up with these two pieces at the bottom of the below pic.
|Making use of trimmed triangles.|
|A little wall hanging under the needle|
The customer indicated she didn't have the time (and I get that) nor the motivation to complete the top herself. But I think sometimes quilters sell themselves short on what exactly they really can do on their little machines at home. I want to show people that, while I'm not trying to get rid of any jobs, some of the jobs I get are easier for the customer to do then they think they are.
At any case, I'll be working on this today since the customer needs to have it done ASAP. It took some time to get it layered and pinned (longer then I thought it would) before I actually started the extensive ditch work the pattern calls for. I called it a night after 8:00 since my back was screaming from leaning over the little sewing machine; I forgot to lower my chair down to that comfortable level I need to when I quilt on it rather then piece. I'll remember better today I'm sure!