This was my view for a good part of yesterday!
Getting that Lozenges Leader & Ender Challenge Quilt into the machine and getting the quilting going.
My days in between teaching trips are NUMBERED..I leave tomorrow and I wanted this at least to the binding stage!
I had toyed with the idea of also piecing a batting, but the time was just that limited.
No, a pieced batting is great for smaller quilts, but this one is 84” X 91” and I just didn’t want to take the time to do it. That can wait for another day.
Loaded, quilting started – I chose a lovely edge to edge design by Patricia Ritter of Urban Elementz called Pinwheel #1:
Yes, that is a lobster tail!
I’m loving this design!
Uhoh! Someone forgot to remove a pin!
Luckily this area wasn’t quilted yet and I could reach between the layers and get it out of there. I always worry I will leave pins in the seams….because I often do!
I love this block! #thisiswhatitsallabout!
Through this whole process I’m thinking of what color of binding to use!
What do you like? The green? or the blue?
That green is really speaking to me!
Quilted and trimmed!
What a fun pattern! I love the texture!
It may have taken a year, but it was so WORTH IT!
Oh, don’t forget the back! Remember that pile of browns?
I added some leftover 3” units and the left over lozenges in columns between the panels! SO happy that brown has found a place to live. It’s not bad here. There are a lot of older brown fabrics in the top, some newer civil war reproductions as well as 1990s old VIP calicoes…it all works! And I am so happy for the little bit of breathing space in my use-it-up-as-a-backing closet and have it gone.
It’s good all around!
So did you see last night’s post about Celtic Solstice being available as a Digital Download pattern?? Check it out!
**Note** If you were ordering this morning – there was a small window of time where I was editing a typo, which meant deleting and uploading the new file. If you placed your order during this time and your download doesn’t work, try it again.
If it still doesn’t work, email me. I’ve got your receipt records and can just email you the new corrected copy. It’s hard to upload a file at times when people are trying to download a file.
Thanks for your patience with my first foray into the world of Digital Downloads.
Next up will be Grand Illusion. It was supposed to retire May 1st, but I let it sit because May was so crazy.
After that – I have a couple in mind, things that wouldn’t fit books-in-progress but would be great there as stand alone patterns.
No worries, the things that are free under the free patterns tab will ALWAYS be free.
Some for free, Some free for a time (Mysteries), Some for download, and some in magazines, and some in books….I think we’ve got it all covered!
Oh yes, and online classes are being filmed in Denver in August with QNN – that’s one more base to cover!
Whew! I’m tired already!
And I need to pack for Jamestown, New York and Erie, Pennsylvania for my trip TOMORROW!