Margaret, wanting it preserved, says this one was made in the 1950's or 60's by my husband's grandmother (hand stitched and has been in my linen closet for 30 years).
Margaret will pick up some binding & backing fabric from Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shoppe in Greensboro where she lives. I'll longarm and bind it.
Feb 16: Margaret emailed me about doing this quilt. Yes, of course!
Feb 22: Margaret now has her binding and backing & is ready to ship. Baptist Fan with white or off-white thread.
Feb 26: The quilt just arrived. Nice but terribly musty. Only one thing to do--put it out with the snow & some Lysol to air out. My throat is hoping this works.
Feb 28: It worked. The quilt is so much better I find it hard to believe.
Mar 04: Margaret has chosen Baptist Fan. The backing is muslin and will highlight the quilting beautifully. I will do the binding (red).
Apr 01: Got this quilt out & realized I haven't done measurements or assessment of special care it might need. Sent the quote and waiting for acceptance.
Apr 02: Presented several variations on the fan (gone now).
Apr 07: Margaret & I finally got our heads together & have a final plan.
Apr 09: The backing is pressed & ready to load. Trimmed blobs of thread on the quilt top. Found some open seams I need to fix. Will press tomorrow & load.
Apr 12: Took a couple of days for an unexpected diversion. Loaded back & batting. Top is prepped & ready to load.
Apr 13: Setup is complete. Quilting. Quilted.
Apr 14: Squared the quilt. Made the binding.
Apr 15: Binding is attached. Ready for hand work.
Apr 30: Binding finished. Will ship tomorrow.
I rarely do custom but this one just called out for it.
Custom is much more manageable on a smaller quilt like this one.
Feb 26: Quilt arrived.
Feb 27: First photos. Started working on ideas for custom quilting this one.
Mar 04-05: Continued with more ideas using several of Donna Kleinke's patterns to create a scalloped edge.
Mar 11: Back with more ideas.
Mar 12: Bought the Garden Bunnies Set. Still fine tuning the corners.
Mar 15: Offered several layouts.
Mar 16: Joan made her choice.
Mar 25: Rails cleaned, bobbins wound, thread changed, pressed, loaded, basted, quilting. The top borders are done. Try though I may, I can only show you the sashing ... until I show you the back.
Tomorrow I will continue with the center panto and then the lower borders. I will remove the quilt, turn it 90 degrees and then reload it to do the side borders.
Mar 26: Quilted.
Feb 21: Quilt by Joan Taylor arrived.
Feb 23: Will use 60 wt. Bottom Line #623 Silver thread with Chantilly Lace. Pressed, threads trimmed & ready to load.
Feb 24: Decided to stop and do a quilt rendition & overlay. Will be doing 10" rows.
Feb 26: Loaded & ready to quilt. Binding fabric just came in from Joan. Quilting.
Feb 27: QuIlted.
Mar 03: Attached binding & clipped for hand work..
Mar 08: Binding is finished
Mar 10: Shipped
A note of thanks from Joan
Mar 09: Linda: Thank you so much for doing this for us. I can’t tell you how much this quilt means to us given that the white ribbons represent Lung Cancer and more specifically because they were put in this quilt in memory of my brother, and my niece Suzanne’s father Charles, who passed away. The quilt will be raffled off between now and mid-June with the proceeds going to the American Cancer society. I want you to know that your support of this project, and us personally, means more than our words could possibly express. Thank you so much! Joan
"Wavy Blue" is Tara's description.
Fascinating quilt with all those hues.
I like it & its aquatic feel..
Feb 12: Just found out Tara's quilt has been in my mailbox since Monday. The last time I went out was Sunday ahead of the predicted storm. Half mile away with snow piling up outside, it will be awhile before I can retrieve it.
Feb 18: Finally retrieved the quilt from the mailbox. This beautiful quilt top is none the worst for spending a week stuffed into my mailbox. (Hint: boxes get delivered to my door.)
Feb 24: Will use Meandering Loops
Feb 26: with King Tut #967 Basket on top & Bottom Line #653 Beach on back.
Feb 27: Programmed layout.
Mar 4: Prepped & loading. Switching to cotton batting.
Mar 05: Loaded, basted & quilting. Quilted.
Mar 06: Final pictures. Shipped.
Becky & Tom are at the cabin today. They are both neighbors in West Jefferson & residents of Winston-Salem & customers of Ye Olde Forest. HA!
The fabric is flannel, the prints are traditional Scottish tartans.
Feb 02: Met & worked--squared the top & backing, selected thread and pattern. Talked. Decided on wool batting rather than the W&N they had on hand. Talked some more. Spent time online & on IQ considering patterns & density. Took a break to get burgers at a local diner--best anywhere. Introduced my new friends to longarming as I started quilting one that is loaded. Tom is planning to build Becky a nice work table like mine so that is darn kool too. Off and headed back to Winston-Salem about 1.5 hours away. When the time comes, we can go straight to work since we did a lot of the prep work today.
Feb 24: I emailed Becky that I was available & they were next in the queue. Becky is limited to weekends. No go for Mar 01-02. I asked her to tell me when.
Mar 08-09: Big snow event so my driveway was inaccessible.
Apr 05: Becky came today to help with the quilting. And we finished in a day. Didn't even stop to take pictures but made up for it afterwards. Becky says she is glad to have this done since she made the quilt for Tom as a Christmas present 2 years ago.