Fabric is Dogwood Trails by Moda.
May 31: Quilt arrived.
Jun 11: Prepping. Using silver thread and quilting Billowy at 2.5" height. Will also be doing the binding on this quilt. Prepped and loaded.
Jun 13: Quilted. Binding is next.
Jun 14: Binding is attached ready for hand work tomorrow.
Jun 17: Binding is finished. Ready to ship tomorrow.
Feb 14, 2012: Acquired this beautiful panel.
Dec 27, 2013: Commissioned to finish this panel as a sofa quilt.
Jan 2014: Planned the sofa quilt, ordered and bought fabric and then the gentleman decided it was not worth the cost. Oh well.
May 19: I'll be making this for some new friends. Hubby was a great help to me. He & his wife will decide what borders to use.
Jun 05: We have a plan. Still working out what to use on the back. I have some homespun but may not have enough. Will use cotton batting to keep the panel as clear as possible.
Jun 18: Started cutting and adding borders.
Jun19: Finished cutting the final two borders and added them. Piecing is done. Backing is ready.
Jun 20: Programmed IQ. Loaded & ready to quilt.
Jun 21: Quilted.
Jun 22: Made & attached binding. Started hand work.
Jun 24: Binding is done. I do love the way this quilt turned out.
Minnie Adkins quilt top that Lake purchased at auction. It needs backing, quilting & binding.
I enjoy seeing where a project like this ends up with so many possibilities at play.
Look up Minnie Atkins on Google to enjoy the scope of her fame & art.
May 14: I first heard from Lake today. After receiving his contact form, we had a wonderful conversation.
May 15: Drew an EQ7 rough rendition for overlays. I drew up a few patterns he liked. Still considering a backing fabric but leaning toward either a solid orange or a blender with reds & oranges. I am posting some of our considerations available on Fabrics.com. May take the top to a local quilt shop to see what else might work well.
May 17: Lake shared some completed Minnie Adkins quilts. He knows now he wants a panto, pattern Cloud UpDown (his original first choice). He likes "the idea of playing off the fox and doing something in orange." And he is shipping his top on Monday.
May 19: Went to the local quilt shop today just to see what they might have in orange/red fabrics.
May 23: Quilt top arrived. Lake chose his backing & binding.
May 24: Fabric for backing and binding is ordered.
May 30: Backing just arrived. Backing is pieced & loaded. Batting is cut. Re-programmed IQ to the correct dimensions. Found major tensions issues on the top when prepping (pressing) it. Also opened the seam around the perimeter of the top.
May 31: Batting is loaded. With Lake's permission, I am reinforcing all the seams. Top is ready to load.
Jun 01: Finished loading. Quilting.
Jun 02: Quilted. Squaring the quilt in preparation for binding. (Visual tutorial of binding process - bottom right of page)
Jun 04: Attached the binding to the front. Started hand binding.
Jun 07: Only just over half way on the binding. Got a lot done today. If I spend 8-10 hours again tomorrow, I should finish. Hope to ship Monday.
Jun 09: Finished binding & thus the quilt. Will ship tomorrow.
April in Paris by Dorothy Wonder.
May 10: Quilt is here. I will do the binding for Dorothy on this one.
May 12: This one needs super quick turnaround for a wedding. Not really, but that is what I hope to do for Dorothy. For thread, we will use Silver on top and Statue on back. If there is any show through, I'll use silver on back too. Both threads should blend in nicely.
May 15: Prepped
May 18: Loading. Quilting. Quilted.
May 19: Binding is attached.
May 22: Bound.
Two isn't enough ...
now Pamela wants a third sling bag.
May 04: Have a request for another sling bag featuring with black bears. Started looking for fabrics. Need one yard each of two fabrics. Fabric is purchased & on the way. Got the only yard of the bear paws on the internet. Whew! Fabric was here by week's end.
May 18: Cut out everything.
May 24: Started sewing.
May 25: Finished.
This stained glass quilt is called Harvest Moon. I have it upside down.
Piecing doesn't get better than this. Awesome job, Cindy.
Now if I can figure out how to longarm it in a way that does it justice. This photo certainly does not.
May 02: Quilt top is here.
May 05: Drew the blocks in IQ so I can sample patterns.
May 23: "I have decided to donate the quilt top to my friend's church group. They already raffled off the same quilt and made quite a large amount of money." I will say that Cindy was most generous in compensating me for planning and design work for which I never charge. Thank you, Cindy.