Aug 23, 2014: Purchased 2 pre-cut packages of 10" squares. Apr 16, 2017: Saw a pattern I love for these fabrics, Cinnamon Toast May 24, 2017: Bought the Cinnamon Toast quilt pattern. May 04, 2018: Look at some of the quilt ideas under Salsa. May 27, 2019: Marilyn & Kenny stopped by. Kenny is team leader on the projects around here lately beginning with getting my bike here and setup. Greg is his partner when needed. Marilyn brought me fresh veggies from their garden. This layer cake will become Marilyn's quilt. Just have to figure out what to make. Jun 12: Did Alternating 4-Patch & Hour Glass mockup. Jun 14: Did Twister mockup Jun 28: Decided to use the alternating quilt. Picked up fabrics for borders, binding & backing at Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop today.
Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop is closing. As a longarmer trained by Joanne & Kelley, I have been graced with some amazing partners & their beautiful pieced quilt tops. Twelve years ago, when my kids made me this quilt, (this was a year before the store itself opened) Tis of Thee Quilt ... We Will Never Forget - 2007 who could have imagined? I will never forget Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop either.
May 25: Quilt is here. Will be doing modified custom with no sew zones around each klapperdeckchen. Beautifully pieced by Wilhelmina Gottschalk. Jul 22: Prepped ready to load. Jul 23: Loaded. Quilting Pearl Swirls using Off-White Bottom Line thread. Perfect pattern for this quilt. Love it. Jul 25: On the third day, it is quilted.
Dec 24, 2018: Around noon, I got an email from Craig Evans about my UNC Tarheels Quilt. This is a slightly modified version enlarged to king size. Dec 26: Plan is finalized, fabric is ordered. Dec 29: The flannel backing is here & it is awesome. Jan 02, 2019: All the rest of the fabrics are here. Jan 03: Pre-washed the white fabric. Jan 07: Proposed lettering quilting patterns. Jan 17: Returning Blueberry fabric that worked on previous quilt because the feature fabric had some light blue but not so good for this one. Using me new Kona color card, I ordered Prairie Sky in its place. Feb 01: Now know exactly how much background fabric I need before pre-washing. Feb 02: Fabrics are washed ready to cut. Feb 04: Working on the background blocks. Feb 16: Background squares are trimmed. Feb 17: Strips cut for windows & borders. Starting on window blocks. Feb 18: Making progress on the window blocks. Short a strip of Prairie Sky fabric because there were flaws in what I received. MSQC is sending enough replacement fabric for me to finish. Feb 19: Finished the blocks. Feb 23: Carolina flannel backing & navy borders & sashing are pre-washed. Feb 24: Started on the sashing. Made the binding. Feb 25: Rows are mostly done. Feb 27: Half of the quilt center is in one piece. Still waiting for 3.5" of light blue fabric. Mar 01: The last bit of fabric is here now. Mar 08: The last 3 blocks are ready to insert into the quilt top. Mar 11: Organized sashing & border strips. Mar 13: Sashing & borders. Mar 17: The quilt top is in one piece. Only borders left. Mar 20: Sashing is finished. Working on white border. Mar 23: White border done. Apr 04: Change of plans. Going to do custom stitch in the ditch quilting of this one. Apr 10: Quilt top is finished. Apr 30: Got the main backing done. May 01: Leaders added to make the backing large enough to load. May 02: Loading. May 03: Loaded. May 07: Quilting. May 09: After quilting many rows without a hitch, I suddenly had a thread/tension problem yesterday. Resolved it this morning. Should finish quilting today. NOPE. It is one of those nightmare after nightmare days. May 10: Quilted. All is well that ends well. May 15: Squared the quilt in preparation for binding. May 21: Binding is attached. May 22: Clipped the binding and started the hand work. May 24: Binding is done thus the quilt is done. Jun 10: Shipped. Craig has been out of town.