Jan 20: Quilt top here.
Jan 21: Brainstorming quilting ideas.
Jan 22: Matching thread & more ideas. Can quilt two rows at a time & can load the quilt sideways to reduce the number of rolls of the quilt.
Jan 26: We have a plan. Will use light turquoise on the blue, green & dark blue border. Will use dark pink on the pink & purple corners in the heart blocks. Will use white on the white border.
Jan 27: Worked through this all night, you know, in my sleep. Will implement my ideas this morning to see if they work. Yep.
Jan 29: Prepped ready to load.
Jan 31: Loaded. Tweaking the pattern ...
Feb 03: Quilting.
Feb 04: Don't like the pink on purple corners. Switching to a simple line pattern the inside pink-purple seams in the heart block corners.
Feb 05: Quilting. Halfway.
Feb 06: Working on 2nd half. Only borders left.
Feb 07: Quilted.
Apr 10: Quilt top is here.
Apr 19: We have a plan. Thread change from white, to bright red, to dark red, to medium blue using Classic Stipple Meander all over. Will quilt sideways to maximize quilting area & minimize the number of times I need to roll the quilt.
Apr 20: Loaded ready to quilt. Had to tweak the programming some.
The technique is to create a panto for the entire quilt & move it out of the way. (BTW, this is for my benefit more than yours.) For the first row, I will
Apr 21: Quilting.
Apr 22: Quilting day 2. Hopefully things will go faster today.
Apr 23: Quilting day 3. All of the white is quilted. And all the blue is quilted. And all the red is quilted. Yep. All done!
This quilt uses fabrics from several sources & showcases Joan's skill at using even small bits of fabric to make something beautiful ... in her words ... "many lives touching one who has given much."
Joan has shared her story on our J&L Quilters site. Enjoy.
Dec 12: Joan decided to take advantage of "virtual shipping" this holiday season. The 10th is the day she was ready to ship with expected delivery Dec 12.
Jan 05: Quilt top arrived.
Jan 06: Prepping. Note that prepping, pattern, thread and density selelctions & loading are all part of the setup process. We've decided on IQ pattern Minaret by Gali Design from Willow Leaf Studio. (Thanks, Grace, for finding this one.) This is not your standard panto. Instead it consists to two separate alternating patterns that must then be manulated to nest nicely. There is a 3rd pattern in the set for the top row which would otherwise stitch as 2 rows. If you don't follow all that, just leave it to me.
Jan 07: Quilting.
Jan 08: Quilted.
Han 09: More pictures.