This is what is going on in here today.
I’ve loaded up my cheddar sampler and I’m going to town on it ---
I love this process, and I don’t get enough of it. This top has been waiting a long time, I finished the top while teaching in Virginia at Smith Mountain Lake for the Virginia Consortium of Quilters ((VCQ)) Celebration.
And I have had a back pieced for it for about that long too!
And here it is July and this is really the first chance I’ve had to load a quilt into the machine and get the quilting done.
Three weeks off! Oh, I have such plans!
I’ve decided, after I went through everything again and again and again to quilt this with the same spider web pattern that I quilted the cheddar bow ties with. It’s called Entangled and I have just loved it on everything I’ve quilted on. Okay, so this is only time number three, but I’m enchanted with it for quilts such as this one where anything formal just didn’t work. This is NOT a quilt for feathers!
If you look closely you can see my cone of thread on the machine. It's a rusty gold of unknown origin, something I picked up somewhere on my travels. The color is great at blending in without being too orange.
First couple of rows done!
Oh yes, I’m loving this!
I love how the spider webs are NOT centered on blocks, just here and there.
The next row nests in!
Yes, It’s just what I want!
See that green “Hour glass” bottom center? That is my grandfather’s shirt. There’s not much left of it now, I think I’ve sewn it up into nearly everything, but seeing it pop up in my quilts just makes me feel like he is with me every day. I advance the quilt, see the shirt fabric, and say “Hello, Grandpa!”
I love that.
I'm contemplating a green binding. Something unexpected.
Back to the machine for me ---see you at Quilt-Cam at 9pm EST tonight!