Nov 11: First learned this quilt will be on the way soon.
Nov 13: Had pattern selected and IQ programmed. Thread will match the sashing.
Nov 20: The quilt top arrived. Created an overlay. All ready to quilt when the time comes.
Dec 10: When remeasuring for batting, I found some extra seam prep work.
Dec 14: Had to stop & do some routine maintenance--clean the bobbin assembly. Cut batting. Changed thread & bound bobbins. Got the back & top prepped. Started loading the backing when I discovered it is 3" off being square. After I square it, I will need to add 3" of something on each side so I can load it. So much for the ease of using extra wide backing.
Dec 18: Devised a plan for the backing & started implementing. Squared the backing. (Don't let anyone tell you squaring a quilt backing is trivial. It is exasperating and time consuming even with a wonderful large work table.) After squaring, trimmed enough from the length to widen the sides. Ready to sew but will finish in the morning when not so tired.
Dec 19: The backing is ready. Loaded. Quilting. Quilted.
Dec 20: Shipped.
Aug 23: Preview pictures from Julianna.
Sep 02: Quilt top finished picture from Julianna.
Sep 21: Daisies 1 panto by Donna Kleinke with yellow thread.
Sep 29: Quilt top arrived.
Oct 16: Programming IQ. Offered a slight modification to get more consistent stitching.
Oct 17: Refined the plan.
Oct 18: Loaded & ready to quilt.
Oct 19: Quilting.As I rolled the quilt to do the last couple of rows, I suddenly spotted bad tension after it had been so perfect before. A sigh and acceptance that i need to spend some quality time with Jack (the ripper). Done. Turns out rows 1-3 & 5 are perfect. Only 4 was bad & has now been removed.. After quilting rows 6 & 7, I will go back and re-quilt row 4. Strange how that happened with no sign of a problem from the front. Such is longarming some days.
Oct 20: The quilt and I survived yesterday's mishap & all is ... quilted.
Aug 08: First contact. I know I am in longarmer's heaven when the piecer is concerned about 1/2 inch variance down the width of her quilt. I have learned that being new to quilting is often a plus.
Aug 09: Selected panto Meander 2.
Aug 11: The quilt is here and at the top of the queue. That hasn't happened in a very long time.
Aug 12: Testing various densities.
Aug 13: I think we are at a row height 6.8. Backing and batting loaded. Programmed. IQ.
Aug 14: Loaded & quilting.
Aug 15: Quilted.