Saw this on the wall at Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop way back when.
Beautiful fabrics. Stunning quilt. I bought remnants of this fabric line to make this simple quilt.
Aug 18: Programmed. Batting is cut.
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 USA Appliqué. 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.
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. Her backing, prepared for hand or regular sewing machine quilting, needed leader to make it large enough for longarming.
Jul 29: Got the leaders on & backing loaded.
Jul 30: May work on this a bit today -- no guarantees. Loaded ready to quilt.
Jul 31: Quilted.
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.
Jul 13: Dona brought 5 quilts including this one.
Jul 17: I got the backing out to start prepping. Noticed 2 stains on it so I stopped until I could talk to Dona. That took several days & her son finding my messages. Glad I waited. No stains tolerated.
Aug 04: Met Dona at the local quilt shop. Dropped off 4 quilts & picked up the backing for this one.
Aug 05: Reprogrammed to a slightly denser design (log cabins are only 6"). Started quilting. (Took Sunday the 6th off).
Aug 07: Quilted.
Jul 13: I don't remember whether we couldn't use her backing or if she didn't have any. I sold her some metallic stars fabric I purchased back in April at the Ye Olde Forest Quilters Moving Sale. My intention was to use it as optional backing for my 2nd "I Love Music" quilt. Mostly just glad I had something Dona could use.
Jul 27: Prepped ready to load.
Jul 28: Loaded & quilted.
Jul 05: The quilt is here.
Jul 07: Cut the binding strips. I will be attaching the binding only.
Jul 08: Prepping. The linen backing is very light weight & slinky. Finally got it square but Kit has agreed that she needs a different backing altogether.
Jul 12: New backing (108" x 72") is here from Fabric.com. Cut the backing down to size. Prepped ready to load.
Jul 13: Loading.
Jul 14: Quilted
Dec 07, 2016: I purchased the jelly roll fabric as part of Christmas Stocking event at Ye Olde Forest Quilt shop. No specific plans at present but I really like the heart.
Jun 07: When I delivered Ted's quilt, he decided he would like to have a quilt made for Ana, his girlfriend.
Among the many choices I have on hand, Ted selected "I Love Music" like this original quilt.
Jun 25: I got an email from Ana. We talked. Not her preference.
Jun 26: We talked again. Ana really likes the heart as shown here. Ana wants the heart centered in a small cuddle quilt. That will be easy. The hard part will be following directions for a layer cake (10" precut squares) but using a jelly roll (2.5" strips). I've done some renditions but the dimensions are off until I can do the math. The heart will be batiks & the rest of the quilt will be flannels. If I can figure out how to use wool batting & NOT obscure the piecing in the heart, I will. If not, perhaps warm & plush batting. Ginger Heart is Ana's choice for a quilting pattern.
Jun 28: Ana ordered her flannel fabric.
Jun 30: The flannel fabric is here.