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Monday, March 15, 2010
A Quilt Finish!
While traveling and in between teaching.....I've FINALLY finished the quilting on this orphan block quilt!
You know..I love how it feels when you are pushing to get that last stretch of border completed...oh so close...the adrenaline kicks in and....(yeah, I know that those who aren't quilters are probably wondering what the heck that is about...but...;c) )
Here it is on my bed in the hotel room in all it's untrimmed unbound glory!
There is just such a wild array of fabrics in this, and I especially love working on things when students can come and take a look. Many want to know how I hand quilt..which finger gets the thimble, why I like using a hoop, what size of needles I like, what brand, etc. What kind of thread....they even like to feel the callouses on my "under" fingers! (And yes, the best way to keep those under fingers calloused is to keep quilting at least 15 minutes a day if at all possible, just to keep them tough!)
I didn't know what to call this quilt, but as I finished that homestretch, I came up to a piece of Laurel Birch favorite fabric that had words on it. I believe the whole phrase was "Kindred Spirits, Kindred Souls" But the piece is missing the first Kindred...only part of the Spirits shows, but Kindred Souls is still visible.
AHA! So the quilt has it's name....Kindred souls. We'll get it trimmed up and get that binding on when I get it home.
Another little bitty thang only needs 2 borders finished too....I'm quilting baptist fans in that border, and we'll see how far it can get as I travel home.
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 4:00 PM