Pieced by Elizabeth Wordell - her first quilt.
May 24: Quilt arrived.
May 25: Just found the box on the handrail where it was delivered yesterday. I contacted my carrier to prevent this in the future. Since it is not in the best condition, I have also just added a Shipping Advice section to the Preparation page that I hope is clearer than what I had before. Clearly I care that I receive and return quilts in maximum condition.
Jun 06: Elizabeth selected her pattern so I have done an overlay.
Jun 11: Prepping. Found an open seam on the backing & had to fix it. Finished prepping and now loading.
Jun 12: Quilting. Had a lot of extra backing so I had to center the top as best I could. Finished.
Elizabeth & her sister, Nancy, are planning to come to the cabin in July to experience longarming first hand using this quilt. Alas, that did not work out. And all my original quilt top photos are upside down.
May 09: Quilt arrived. This is the best day of the year--my birthday!
Jun 01: Elizabeth wants Willowy Weeds again just like before.
Jun 24: Just received a check from Elizabeth with a note that she would call from the road. When I emailed that I need as much notice as possible, I learned she will be here tomorrow. Hmmm.
Jun 25: It just did not work out for Elizabeth to come as planned since mid February. I will finish her quilt as usual as soon as I can.
Jul 07: Did the layout.
Jul 08: Elizabeth selected Bottom Line #608 Periwinkle for thread.
Jul 13: Preparing for loading. After squaring the backing, I realized I had no idea which way was up on the top. Of course I have it upside down in my pictures. THAT, my friends, is why I do not choose patterns or thread colors. The final choice/answer is most often not what I would have guessed. Loaded ready to baste and & quilt.
Jul 14: Quilted. Will try for front and back bed photos tomorrow if the sun/rain cooperates.
Jul 15: Final pictures are poor with the overcast conditions.
Take a duvet cover, separate the top & back, send it to me, add batting ... voila! Duvet turned Quilt.
Apr 30: First contact.
May 04: Quilt arrived
Jun 08: Prepped & loaded ready to quilt. Still need to program IQ. IQ is ready.
Jun 09: Since I am quilting this loose to allow the wool batting to hold as much air as possible, it will go quickly. Here goes with the basting. Quilting. And finished. Will ship tomorrow. The dreary weather is not cooperating with my camera. At least you can see a star or two above.
It is not every day a quilt finds its way from North Pole, Alaska but this one did. Of course it started its excursion last September (2012) but a newborn took precedence. It finally started its overland journey in early April & just arrived safe and sound.
I will also be attaching the binding for Misty to finish.
This quilt will belong to Misty's daughter, 11 year old Honor, who is watching the BLOG today.
Sep 09, 2012: Misty found my website and contacted me. I responded but that was the end of our conversation until recently.
Apr 10 or so: Quilt was shipped with expected 2-3 weeks to get here.
Apr 30: Still heard nothing back after several emails (spam monster got 'em). Fortunately, I had a phone number so I left a message over the weekend. Got a call yesterday & now the email will flow. We hope.
May 01: The quilt and backing arrived safe and sound even without plastic wrap. Whew!
May 02: I will be making & attaching the binding from some black fabric I just got in. Very glad I ordered extra. It is nice when it just so happens happens.
May 04: IQ programmed. Back & front are prepped ready to load. Thread is loaded & tension is adjusted. Using high sheen variegated red-blue-green-yellow Rainbows #813 Tapestry on top with black on back.
May 05: Pinning/Loading. Loaded, basted & ready to quilt. Quilting.
May 07: Squared the quilt. Prepared the binding.
May 08: Attached the binding.