Aug 26: Washed and pressed the fabrics.
Aug 27: Prepped the binding, added borders to the top & back. Added leaders to the back (leaves) to make it large enough to longarm. Will use Bottom Line #609 Dark Blue thread & bobbins to quilt Nancy Haacke's Owl Damask panto. It will be rather dense even at max size. Batting, humm. Thinking silk/bamboo but that is thin. Thought I had some Quilters Dream Deluxe on hand but apparently not.
Aug 28: Decided to order a bolt of The Warm Company's Warm & Plush 100% cotton batting (no poly scrim). Been wanting to try it. Since they don't sell a twin package, I ordered a bolt.
Aug 31: Batting is here. Looks & feels like W&N only plusher. Changed thread to Bottom Line #619 Tan with Bottom Line #602 Gold bobbins. Loading. Quilting. Quilted.
Sep 05: Attaching binding.
Oct 14: Binding finished. I have decided to gift this quilt to Dorothy Wonder, my dearest of friends.
Aug 22: Picked this up at the School House Event today in Greensboro. Amazing what a beautiful quilt can be made with just three fabrics--at least that is all I count. My pictures don't do it justice.
Aug 23: Donna is asking for Bramble Panto, variegated top thread, solid bobbin thread. We will use King Tut Variegated Colors: dk brown/lt pink/med brown/dk pink) with Bottom Line #629 Rose in the bobbin.
Sep 03: Prepping & Loading. King Tut was showing through on the back so we have switched to Bottom Line #629 Rose thread and bobbins. Testing.
Sep 04: Waiting on Donna.
Sep 05: Quilted. Pics tomorrow.
Sep 07: Posted final pictures here & on the gallery.
Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop
Aug 22: Fabrics were bought at 2nd Annual School House Event plus some solids from my stash.
Aug 23: Started playing with ideas for a braid quilt using my new Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop 5" Inch Half Hexagon Ruler. Started the braids.
Aug 24: Lengthening the braids. Kept going until it is now pieced! Size 42.5 x 47. Considering three pantos. Will use Magnifico yellow-gold thread top & bobbin.
Aug 25: Piecing the backing. Actually just adding leaders so only using half of my backing on hand. I tested Soap Flakes but had it much too loose for the small characters on the fabric. Love the denser quilting on this. Quilted. Binding attached & clipped. Started hand work.
Aug 26: Bound & shipped.
Decided to stop at table topper size.
Offered quilt & pattern to my daughter for the shop.
No one loves Halloween like she does. No one.
Aug 16: I asked my sister, Sandy, if she can transform the third image below for this white on white chuppah. Tried to find out who "owns" this design to get permission to use it but got no response to my inquiries.
Sep 04: Working on fixing a few spots in prep for quilting.
Sep 05: I've fixed what I can including one mitered corner. Left several places that should quilt okay.
Sep 12: After 2 long days of work for Sandy with me testing it, the design is ready. Very special indeed.
Oct 18: Started prepping including bobbin winding & squaring the backing.
Oct 19: Prepped. Loaded. Quilting.
Oct 20: Quilted
Aug 16: Thread selection.
Aug 17: Prepped & loaded.
Aug 18: Testing
Aug 19: Quilted.
A chuppah (Hebrew: חוּפָּה, pl. חוּפּוֹת, chuppot, literally, "canopy" or "covering"), also huppah, chipe, chupah, or chuppa, is a canopy under which a Jewish couple stand during their Jewish wedding ceremony. (Wikipedia)
This is one of two chuppah projects, pieced by two busy gals with families and generous hearts.
It will be a gift to their local synagogue.
Aug 19: Started prepping the colorful chuppah. One place on one border needs "relaxing" (almost done) & the center square needs to be removed, cut down & then sewn back into the quilt. There are 3 small but critical places on the white chuppah where a seam needs "relaxing".
Aug 29: Took a break from the prep work to give it some thought. Just finished the second long day working on the center. It is far from perfect but I think I can quilt it now.
Oct 03: Prepped.
Oct 04: We have decided to only carve out a stip of no-sew zone 1/4 in on either side of the horizontal and vertical peach embroidery inside the blue sashing without regard to the sashing width. We will let the panto stitch normally over the blue embroidery in both the large (11 x 6) and small (6 x 6) blocks since they are too large to leave unquilted. Loaded.
Oct 05: Everything (bobbins, basting, tension test) is ready for me to start quilting...tomorrow. There will be bearding on the navy backing but there is no way I know of to prevent that. Believe me I have tried in the past to no avail.
Oct 06: Quilting. Got 2 rows done. Learning as I go. Sorry about that. Phyllis I so appreciate your great spirit.
Oct 07: It's 4:30 & I have only completed the 3rd row. But figuring out better & better how to do this. Finished the day with 5 or 8 rows done.
Oct 08: Quilted. Quilt is too large to capture in one photo.
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