A Wee Bit Wicked - Pieced 09/22/2017, Quilted 09/29/2017, Bound 10/01/2017, Wall Thingy finished 10/03/2017
Sep 19: Home from Greensboro, I decided to enter this quilt in a contest. (Changed my mind.)
Sep 21: Things have been crazy lately with back to back fraud compromised credit cards. I decided to create something.
Sep 22: Quilt top is pieced. Selected & bought my panto.
Sep 28: Started loading.
Sep 29: Quilted. Ready to hand bind.
Oct 01: Binding is done.
Oct 02: Made & quilted wall thingy.
Oct 03: Bound. Everything is finished.
Oct 16: Shipping this to a dear friend who loves to decorate for the seasons.
Aug 25: This is Caci's 2nd quilt to come here. Remember the Harry Potter Bookcase quilt? Caci named this quilt at my request. I keep thinking real spiders are on the quilt. This very large quilt is comprised of 4 large blocks shown below & some sashing.
Aug 28: Finally took some pictures such as they are. Small cabin...large quilt.
Aug 30: Went looking for bat & spider web patterns. Caci likes Gotham with Dark Grey thread.
Sep 09: Prepping the backing. Needs some work.
Sep 10: Got the backing pieced & ready to load.
Sep 11: Loading the back. Prepping the top.
Sep 12: Loaded ready to quilt. Quilting. The quilt is very flat & a joy to longarm.
Sep 13: Quilted.
Aug 10: I fell in love with this Row By Row by my friend, Pattie, designed for Sew Original Quilt Shop this year. The kits were made by daughter, Joanne Jones, dba Appliqué USA. I asked Patti to do the appliqué & she agreed to make it as a sample while she taught the course. Went to pick it up today & to show off my Peaks quilt before it leaves here tomorrow. Pattie loves to show me her latest projects when I stop by. So much non-stop creativity in one great gal.
Aug 14: Started playing with borders & considering how to quilt this. I wasn't going to but it really needs something to hold everything together. Green seems to be the accent needed so I went looking. Peggy, another shop favorite, helped me look. Couldn't believe we found a batik with ALL the shades in the panel. I will only use 1/4" strips as an accent to pop against the Onyx Grunge. We shall see. Realize I have very limited wall space. Having played with many combinations of borders, I have settled on the one here.
Aug 15: Need a play morning. Got 1/4" inner borders on. Thinking I will quilt with a small stipple. Open to ideas. Well, the morning went well but this afternoon I kept getting tripped on one silly thing after another. Finally after 6 pm, this is ready to quilt. Even though it has taken far too long, today has been a nice break from longarming.
Aug 16: Played with several pantos I could as stippling. Decided on His Reflection quilted at 1.7" rows.
Aug 18: Quilted.
Sep 30: Bound.
Jun 01: First contact for this quilt.
Jul 12: Set date for quilting this together here at the cabin.
Jul 14: Elizabeth sent preview photo.
Jul 25: Elizabeth is here. We are quilting Butterflies & Stars with Magnifico on the back & So Fine! on the top. We finished quilting & fixing a mistake I made, squared the backing & made the binding. We wanted to attach the binding too but the day was long & home was calling. Elizabeth was missing her babies.
Jul 15: Quilt is here. Kathy selected Seaside as her pattern w/Statue Bottom Line thread. Using a 30% offset so the rows are not regimented.
Jul 20: Prepped ready to load.
Jul 21: Loaded ready to quilt.
Jul 22: Quilting. Looks like the plain background is going to show the quilting nicely.
Jul 24: Quilted.
Jul 14: This just came in. It dates back several years. My daughter gave me a small piece of fabric--There is no place like home--from this line dated 11/2010. Makes me wonder what else Paula might have tucked away in her closet.
Jul 19: Using Billowy w/Grey Bottom Line Thread. Quilted. Will try for a better photo tomorrow.
Jul 13: Dona brought 5 quilts including this one. I don't remember whether we couldn't use her backing or if she didn't have any. I sold her some of what I purchased back in April at the Ye Olde Forest Quilters Moving Sale.
Jul 26: Prepped.
Jul 27: Quilting is a bit tricky because there is wide flange inside the outer border. I have no choice but to quilt it down. No matter how careful I am to hold down the flange, the hopper foot gets under it, stopping the show until I can free the hopper foot which gets sewn into the quilt very quickly. Manage to stay ahead of the machine all but three times. Quilted.