Nov 07: Paula & hubby dropped by with this quilt today. It made planning the spirals a whole lot easier than by email. Measured but forgot to photograph it.
Nov 21: Finally took some pictures.
Dec 06: Prepped ready to load.
Dec 07: Loaded ready to quilt.
Dec 08: Quilting. Using grey thread.
Dec 09: Quilted. Been taking my time, a lot of it. Pictures soon.
Dec 10: Pictures & gallery posted.
YBR = Yellow Brick Road
Nov 05: Decided to use flannel remnants to make a warm quilt for a dear friend, Van. Can't wait to get it to her as winter cold is rapidly descending on these ancient hills. Should be a very quick little project.
Nov 08: Made most of the strip sets. During the night, I started cutting since I couldn't get to sleep.
Nov 09: Blocks are made. Working just with what I have on hand, I must say the overall effect is off.
Nov 10: Quilt top is done. Back to loading Katrina.
Nov 12: Backing is ready.
Nov 13: Selected Pearl Swirls IQ pattern. Will do it rather loose (thinking 1.5"-2.0") so the wool with fill with air for warmth.
Nov 14: Loading.
Nov 15: Loaded. Quilted. Squared & binding attached. This little quilt has grown on me & I even kinda like it now. I love the soft flannel & Tuscany wool batting -- so light & soft.
Nov 16: Hand binding. And finished. Thus the quilt is finished.
Karen: During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, we lived in New Orleans. Our house was flooded with about 8 feet of water. After we returned to New Orleans in January 2006, we rented a house on Dante Street near the river bend in the Mississippi. The house had no power for 6 weeks, and it was cold that January. I needed something to do at night in the dark to keep warm, so that is when I thought about making my first quilt. I was able to cut the fabric for this quilt using the light from a flashlight. On the weekends, I took the pieces into my husband’s office where he had an old sewing machine, and I sewed the pieces together. We eventually lost our jobs in New Orleans and moved to western NC, and I forgot about this quilt. Last summer I found it again when I was finishing up my 2nd and 3rd quilts. The seams are uneven and twisted, the points do not meet in many places, and there are waves and tucks galore, but I love the pattern and the fabric and the memories in this Katrina quilt. After talking with Linda, I decided that I would try to finish this quilt. I finished it a week or so ago, and Linda has agreed to quilt it. Bless her!
Aug 25, 2016: Barbara stopped in today to start planning her quilt as she finishes it for longarming. Forgot to take a picture but every other block is solid off-white interlaced with blue pieced star blocks. We looked at some possible blocks to put in the off-white blocks. Thinking we will fill in the rest of the quilt top with a panto of similar density to the block she picks. She needs to buy the fabric for her backing & binding.
May 26, 2017: Barbara now has her backing...yes, 9 months later...much better later than never. She left to consider which Hummingbird patterns to use in her quilt.
Oct 19, 2017: Barbara came by with her quilt. We finished our plan. I know I said no more custom but note that we started planning this quilt in August of 2016.
Oct 31: Prepping.
Nov 01: Prepped ready to load. The top needed lots of blue threads trimmed so they don't show under the white.
Nov 02: Loaded ready to quilt. Had to fix the programming. What I had was good enough for Barbara & I to plan but not accurate enough for quilting. It is now. We are using So Fine! 402 Pearl with Bottom Line 655 Off-White (same shade). The So Fine! we are using is a dull finish 50 wt thread that will give Barbara's custom blocks a bit more definition. The white on white should be stunning though quiet.
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.