April 29: Shipped fabric to Joan
July 07: Received the quilt top from Joan
July 22: I just happen to have many yards of Moda Bella Solid in Green & it just happens to work with this quilt. No border on this one; just a simple binding.
July 26: Backing is ready
Aug 17: Decided to use King Tut thread: Joseph's Coat
Aug 24: Working on IQ pattern - Sunflowers win since two of the fabrics are sunflowers.
Oct 22: Still have not had time to quilt this beauty...
Nov 20: Loaded
Nov 24: Been having thread & tension issues & modifying the density of the pattern.
Started with the King Tut shown below, changed to Yellow and now back to King Tut. The tension is hairline touchy with the top thread going from being too tight on top (pulling up the green backing thread) to being too loose on bottom with all the colors from the variegated thread spotting the back. The Bottom Line yellow thread was worse. I could not get rid of the green specks between stitches on top & have the back nice too. What to do is the challenge. I don't want green on top, I don't want yellow on back & King Tut doesn't work on the back. So I haven't been doing nothing for three days, just can't get it right...yet. And now I have three beautiful quilts waiting for me and one on the way. Hmmmm.
Nov 24: After several more hours of trying to get it just right, I started quilting. I only know that I am doing the very best I can do on this quilt. QUILTED!!!!!
Nov 25: Squared and ready for binding.
Dec 06: Attached binding and started hand binding.
Dec 08: Finished.