May 01: I suddenly had no water. Time to call David Braswell who dug & has serviced my well since 2003. After the work was done, I started talking to David about a quilt for him. He was more interested in me making quilts for his daughters, Caroline & Alison.
May 23: Caroline & I have been working hard on fabrics & quilt designs with a nautical theme. Yesterday things started to come together & today we finalized the design. I ordered fabric. Waiting to hear from Alison, the 2nd daughter. There is enough Sea Cottage fabric for a second quilt. Would need sashing, border & backing fabrics.
May 24: Fabric is on the way.
May 26: Fabric is here except one small piece. It is wonderful with a very soft feel.
May 27: Worked out a map for the small squares. Need to help Caroline select a longarming pattern.
May 28: Piecing. Cut the border, backing & strips except for the one not here yet. Still need to cut the sashing.
May 30: Strip sets are together except for the Creme Damask not here yet. The last fabric came in. All 7 strip sets are done & cut in block size sections.
May 31: Got the small blocks done. Will use them to connect the large blocks...tomorrow.
Jun 02: The columns are done.Only the sashing & border remain.
Jun 03: Quilt top is finished. Backing is next.
Jun 04: Caroline is working on choosing her pattern.
Jun 05: The backing is ready to load. Caroline wants the Seashells at 13" rows.
Jun 06: Using Magnifico 2170 Old Lace on the top & in the bobbins. Loaded. Quilting. Forgot to reconnect the power cord after programming so IQ died without a whisper after the first row. She'll be good to go in the morning.
Jun 07: Quilted. Ready to bind.
Jun 08: Squaring the quilt.
Jun 13: Attached the binding. Clipping for hand work.
Jun 20: Binding is done & thus the quilt is done.
Jun 21: Met David at the Linville Post Office to show him the quilt. Together we shipped it to Caroline in Florida.
When I priced potholders (OUCH!) recently, I decided to make my own. The fabric I am using is the first I ever bought back in 2008 from the Marie Osmond line. It is a perfect match to my kitchen rug--mauve & teal..
May 05: Crosshatched mine. Very substantial with 2 layers of Warm & Plush 100% cotton batting and crosshatching. Should probably use cotton thread but I am sticking with Bottomline Gold with Tan bobbins. Using a coordinating cream fabric--2 actually as happens with remnants--for the binding.
May 06: Making a second set for my friend, Van. Her kitchen is black & white. Went to see her with a stash of fabric so she could select what she likes. Using black thread & solid black binding.
May 07: Crosshatched Van's. Made a small test potholder. Binding & loops for hanging are ready to sew. Will machine bind everything.
May 08: Only got one finished. Finding too many other interesting things to distract me.
May 10: Finished my set. Attaching the binding to the black set.
May 14: Finished the black set.
Nov 05, 2016: These Moda Brighten Up fabrics coordinate with Moda Dot Dot Dash fabric. I like bright happy colors in a scrappy quilt great for any age.
Nov 06: Did Yellow Brick Road renditions.
Dec 17: Did Take 5 rendition.
Mar 14, 2017: Did Cinnamon Toast rendition.
May 24: Bought the Cinnamon Toast pattern.
Jan 29, 2018: Met Shana of Mark of Eden Salon who says she wants a handmade quilt & loves color. Of all the colorful projects available, this the one that caught her heart.
Jan 30: Did a 90" x 100" quilt rendition of Cinnamon Toast. Remembered I had purchased more of these fabric last April during the Ye Olde Forest Quilters Moving Sale. This gives me enough for a very large quilt.
Feb 01: After spending most of Jan 30 on this design & 1/2 of today, we just got a comment. Yes.
Feb 06: This quilt is a go. I will start as soon as I finish 3 ongoing projects. Should be this weekend.
Feb 14: I rarely use marking pens but need them for this project. Just ordered several from Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop.
Feb 17: Got my pens today so back to work soon.
Feb 19: Marking diagonal seams...2 per square set. Stopped to make a complete block. DARN!* (see above)
Mar 16: Replacement fabric is here.
Jan 02, 2018: Jon picked this as his quilt today. (Made this quilt for Ann in 2017 using Onyx Grunge.)
Jan 03: Using a dark batik on the outer border, back & binding. Should show the quilting nicely on the back.
Jan 06: Fabric is here. Has a bluish tint that just happens to match the large symbol in the fabric. Can always use grunge for a blacker look but the batik is growing on me.
Jan 08: Jon likes the blue.
Jan 13: Prewashing the batik. Went ahead & pieced the backing so it is ready to load.
Jan 15: Borders & binding are cut ready to sew.
Jan 16: Borders & binding are pieced ...
Jan 17: ... & pressed. Binding is ready. Started on borders but didn't get very far.
Jan 18: All 3 borders are on & thus the quilt top is finished. Can load for longarming tomorrow.
Jan 19: Going through the longarm setup process. Need to fine tune my programming to match the real quilt size. We are doing an intentional placement of the panto so the borders will show off the pattern nicely.
Jan 20: Quilting.
Jan 21: Still quilting.
Jan 22: Quilted. Squared ready to attach binding.
Jan 23: The binding is attached and clipped ready for hand work.
Feb 02: Half way done.
Feb 08: Bound & thus the quilt is finished.
Feb 09: Hand delivered.
Jan 05: Started planning a quilt for Ted.
Jan 11: The fabrics are all flannel & using wool batting.
Jan 12: I bought enough extra plaid & fabrics to get free shipping & to make a 2nd smaller quilt for me. Will be piecing both at the same time.
Jan 23: Fabric is here. Prewashing.
Jan 24: Everything is cut ready to sew.
Jan 27: Borders are ready to attach.
Jan 29: Backings are pieced. Attaching borders.
Jan 30: Quilt tops are finished ready to quilt.
Dec 27: Prepped & loaded.
Dec 28: Quilted.
Dec 29: Made & attached binding.
Dec 30: Starting hand work.
Jan 14, 2018: Finished the binding & thus the quilt. Only took a year - LOL