Jan 05: First contact.
Jan 13: Quilt arrived. Please know that such a complex and horizontal backing cannot be monitored while quilting. It should be fine but my focus will necessarily be on the top.
Jan 26: Emailed for quilt details.
Jan 31: Sharon let me know she is not available...out of town care giving.
Feb 24: Sharon is back home.
Mar 02: Finally taking photos. Once I started, I couldn't stop. Love this quilt.
Mar 03: Drew the center block of this quilt in EQ7 for overlays. The blocks are not all the same size so I will be contacting EQ7 folks for help with how to do the whole quilt.
Mar 07: Sharon's back ...again. We worked on her plan today. Very close. Using Wheat Berries panto and Bottom Line Silver thread.
Mar 10: Used new EQ7 skills to draw all of this quilt. Sharon needs to tell me which way is up--the direction on the bed or the direction of the drawing.
Mar 11: Overlay is done. Ready to start prepping.
Mar 12: Started prepping, changed thread, cut batting, set tension, pressed the backing ... stopped and spoke to Sharon. Her backing is so beautiful, I suggested she turn this one into two quilt tops. She agreed and ordered red fabric to back this quilt. There is another reason. Too much piecing on the back creates a situation where I cannot see/control what happens like I can on the top. Parallel strips like borders tend to create some waves when pieced. Most will quilt just fine but it takes some finagling.
Mar 18: Backing is here.
Mar 20: Pieced the backing. Prepping & loading. Quilting.
Mar 23: Finished quilting. Can't ship until I hear from Sharon.
Note: Never got to turn the original quilt backing into a quilt. Sharon timed out on the process while we were trying to figure out the best density for Gypsy Feathers. She asked for her quilt back unfinished. Broke my heart & probably hers too.