Sep 30: First contact.
Oct 03: Quilt arrived.
Oct 04: "Bubba"selected his quilting pattern & we are working on the layout. Working on thread selection.
Oct 12: Started prepping including squaring the backing, trimming threads & pressing.
Oct 13: Loaded & about to start quilting. Quilting was much too loose. Took it out.
Oct 14: Starting over quilting slightly tighter today. Notice how the rows go uphill to the right.
Oct 15: Quilted.
Feb 09: First contact about this quilt. Agreed to try to do this Feb 18-20 time frame.
Feb 10: Will be using Dragonflies v2.
Feb 14: Quilt arrived today. A surprise for the me--the back is not plain. Pics later. Will be using Bottom Line $652 Statue thread & bobbins.
Feb 19: Prepping.While photographing, now I see the fabrics on the back match the fabrics used on the hands. Loaded.
Feb 20: Trimmed batting down to width of backing. Basted. Quilting. Quilted. Will unload in the morning.
Feb 21: Final pics. Will ship when I can. For now, weather delays are unavoidable.
Oct 30: First email contact.
Nov 01: Phone chat. As we talked I couldn't help remembering the Sweet Pea panto Donna Kleinke designed from my Where Smiles Are Born logo. Adora loved the idea with the princess being outlined into a no-sew zone rather than quilted. Being a brat sometimes, I dared to ask about the expression on the princess ... well a real princess can sense any imperfection, even a pea under a stack of mattresses. The expression reflects how that pea felt to her thus proving she was a real princess indeed. When I asked about the yellow ... she was just guessing here ... it was not used in any of the other fabrics & thus helped the rest stand out. Mind you, Adora did not pick the yellow, only the kit. LOL. Had to stop binding long enough to play. Quilt be shipped soon. Curious now how this will turn out.
Nov 07: It's here. Posted photos.
Nov 08: Thread selection: Magnifico #2058 Sundrenched.
Nov 09: Working on density. Going for medium dense due to so much white space in the pattern.
Nov 13: Loaded thread & set tension. Crazy day here so not much else.
Nov 14: Need to do some prep work. On the backing, want to redo seam to remove salvage & must square top & bottom. Back & top prepped. Loaded. Quilting.
Nov 15: We debated long and hard about whether to go denser. FInally decided to leave well enough alone. Quilted down to the last section. Will tackle the bed skirt tomorrow.
Nov 16: Mapped out a plan for the bed skirt. Finished the quilt.