Wow! That was fast! No sooner did I drop off these 2 quilts to be quilted when the quilter was calling me to tell me they were done! And impressively done at that! Hats off to Tracey, the long-arm quilter who is going to become my new best friend. She doesn’t know it yet!
The top quilt is the Bee Block quilt, and it has a swirly stitch in white. Looks great! Tracey explained her personal preference for choosing white thread, which is to let the background stay the background. It fades out and lets the blocks pop!
The bottom quilt is simply a 2-yard panel of the Festoon print – a cheater print when quilted like this. It has a meandering daisy stitch (love!) in a plum-raspberry. Certainly, I will share each of these in their entirety after I bind them.
I am speaking at a local quilt guild next week and plan to take these along to share…guess I best get busy with that binding and some other fun sewing!
When I find a hitch in my giddy-up that keeps me from doing something I should do and want to do, I want to figure out why. Take quilting, for example. I love making tops, and that doesn’t seem daunting at all. But the quilting part evokes stomach knots and sweaty palms. I just haven’t spent enough time doing it or learning the intricacies to make it look decent. It was holding me back from making quilts.
I completely stumbled upon this long-arm quilter, and now I am soooo stoked to make more, more, more quilts and let her work her magic!!! Relief!
Friends of ours just had a baby, and I found myself daydreaming about making them an organic baby quilt! Folks, that has never (ever) happened. Double excitement: doing something sweet for good friends and knowing I don’t have to quilt it!
Since I took such a long blog break during Feb & March, I’m loading you up on pics in these new posts to make up for lost time! :) Plus, it was an inordinately great day to take pics: lighting was perfecto!