Nov 20: My friend, Narciso Gomez, is here from Florida for the family's annual Thanksgiving hiatus from all things medical. The whole Gomez Family is rather fond of my quilts. Narci designed his ideal quilt last night using nautical flags to spell out family initials & including his medical shield. He also wants just the shield for his office. Thinking embroidered fleur de lis, letters & shield border. Metallic gold fabric for the border & binding.
Nov 21: Spent the day drawing Narci's ideas.
Nov 22: Narci stopped in long enough to choose his favorite. Later I joined the family & friends for Thanksgiving dinner. I polished off the design & I have located fabrics I think will work. Just need Narci's final OK. And some lettering if I dont decide to longarm those.
Nov 23: Fabrics, t-shirt & fleur de lis patches are ordered.
Bold, quick & easy--my kind of piecing. BTW those are 20" squares.
I spotted these fabrics from a collection that was almost sold out.
And this is commissioned by my neighbor. Eddunio (Eddie) Gomez is the kind of guy one likes instantly. Friendly, outgoing, generous.& neighborly in all the best ways. This quilt is going in his Florida home. I built here before he did. He was gracious enough to let me park my camper on his vacant lot until I could sell it.
Nov 26: My dear neighbors who live most of the year in Miami helped me get 4 packages up here today in the pre-Thanksgiving snow. While here, they asked me about a queen size quilt for their home in Florida. I showed them this one and they liked it, selecting High Seas panto to go on it. (I did a plan with the sashing red--thus Heather's comment--but the original won out. I'm glad.) I am really looking forward to making this for Eddie & Maria.
Dec 03: While the longarm is down for repairs, I started on this by pre-washing & pressing the fabrics.
Dec 04-05: Cutting & piecing the triangles.
Dec 06: Squaring the large 20" blocks.
Dec 07: Sashing. Main quilt top is together.Just need borders.
Dec 08: Took a quilting holiday.
Dec 09: Top & back are pieced & ready to quilt.
Dec 20: Loaded.
Dec 21: Quilted.
Dec 22: Made the binding.
Dec 23: Attached & clipped the binding. Ready for hand work.
Dec 24: Starting the handwork.
Dec 27: Binding finished.
Birchbark Lodge "Twisting Round the Block" - Pieced 05/12/2012; Quilted 08/02/2015; Bound 02/16/2016
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This is my second Twister project. This time I am using the small Twister tool, a Birchbark Lodge charm pack, some background and sashing fabric and the pattern called "Twisting Round the Block" from the book Let's Twist...Again by Marsha Bergren for CS Designs. While in Greensboro for a few days, I just had to pick out something fun to do so most of the cutting out is already done.
May 06-07: Cutting out the twister blocks.
May 08: Twister blocks are done. Ready for sashing.
May 11: I admit it. I hate doing sashing. For some reason my vertical sashing was puckering like a gather on my first try to add the horizontal sashing. Then there is the fun of trying to align the vertical sashing on either side of the 2" horizontal sashing. Anyway, it is done now.
May 12: Quilt top is finished.
Jun 10, 2014: Some long time ago, I loaned Kelley this quilt to use as a shop sample. It promptly got lost. Today he found it & is shipping it home.
Jul 01, 2015: Pieced the backing, i.e. kept adding fabric until I had enough to load.
Jul 31: Prepped & loaded. Using Dream Orient batting & So Fine! #452 Bone thread top & back. Rows are a 11.5 inches & quite dense due to the details in the design. With such an uneven coverage, I don't want to go too large/loose.
Aug 01: Quilting. The back will have a whole cloth effect I really like.
Aug 02: Quilted.
Aug 05: Binding is attached. Only hand work left to do.
Nov 07: Finally started the hand work.
Nov 26: Thanksgiving week. Eddunio Gomez asked for a another quilt for his cabin here because he is so pleased with his Hearty Good Wishes quilt--how breathable & comfortable it is. He selected this one.
Feb 15: Eddie is back in town from Florida so I focusing on finishing this while he is here. By the time the snow & ice outside melts enough for me to hike down to his cabin, I will be finished.
Feb 16: Bound & thus finished. Hand delivered to Eddie.
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