Sep 17: First contact about this quilt. When LW was sharing her story, I suggested she write something for the blog (posted above).
Sep 22: Quilt arrived.
Sep 24: Connie spotted the Strawberry Row panto and wants to use it because it is an emblem of Zeta (theme of t-shirts).
Sep 26: Decided to do this at 5" row height with silver thread to blend in. Cotton batting.
Oct 04: Prepping then loading. The back is prepped. With so much complex piecing, I cannot guarantee the results on the back. Loading it added to my skepticism so LW decided to order a different backing. I will also fix a sashing issue on the top. Hey! I did make one real bit of progress for all my work today--the batting is cut and ready to go! And the backing ordered. Took the sashing apart so I know now what I need to change. Hope to re-sew everything in the morning.
Oct 05: Send good vibes to wish me success. A special girl's dream quilt & her mom's hard work & loving heart depends on it. Took all day but it should quilt flat now.
Oct 09: New backing is here.
Oct 13: Pieced the new backing. Prepped top and back. Loaded, basted ready to quilt.
Oct 14: Quilting.
Oct 15: Entering the area where I need to quilt around the second ZTA lettering. Got that done & rolled the quilt. Noticed a t-shirt that was no longer fused to the interfacing with lots of puckers that simply would not longarm nicely. I stuffed some super thin double side fusible between the top & its backing and pressed front & back. Now it should quilt nicely.
Oct 16: Programmed around last ZTA letters. Hope to finish soon. Finished at 4 PM. All is well that ends well.