May 11: I spotted Marsha's quilt on Facebook. A short chat later, Marsha agreed to let me longarm it. She likes my Whispy Feathers plan so I get to see it quilted here long before I piece mine.
May 15: The quilt is here. Pictures do not capture how beautiful it is. Will be using Quilters Dream batting & white Bottom Line thread. Prepped the back including cutting it down to max size 96".
May 16: Had to tweak a few places.
May 17: Prepped the top. Back & batting are loaded.
May 18: Fussy programmed until I got the look we want. Uh oh. This will take more than 7 hours of quilting time & over 6 bobbins even the density is in the medium range. Everything is loaded ready to quilt. I'll start fresh in the morning.
May 19: I woke up thinking I need to start in the middle of the quilt to get the pattern placement over the side 9-patch areas where we want them. As with all quilts, the real dimensions are never exactly the same as a drawing, e.g. our mutually measured width of quilt was 90" but 91.5 once loaded. Quilting.
May 20: Still quilting. Got the top half done. Shifted to the bottom & completed one more row. Each row takes 50 minutes to quilt. Setup for the next row is taking as long because I am making certain the pattern aligns all the way across the quilt.
May 21: Quilted.
5/18/2018 08:16:59 pm
her colors are beautiful in this quilt. You have also done an amazing job, as usual, before you even begin the longarm process.
5/19/2018 07:10:24 am
Thanks, Kathy. They really are beautiful & perfect for this quilt. I found out today that my daughter picked out these "blue & yellow" fabrics with Marsha. Pretty cool huh?
5/21/2018 09:39:48 am
Beautiful work Linda! OMG! I Love your work. I am speechless and overwhelmed. Thanks so very much!
5/21/2018 10:08:17 am
Wow! Thanks, Marsha. Coming from you, this says a lot.
5/21/2018 07:03:46 pm
Breath taking! I can't wait to touch it and see it in person! You are amazing!
5/22/2018 04:39:15 pm
That should be Wednesday.
5/22/2018 03:00:55 pm
Beautiful job Marsha and Linda!!!
5/22/2018 04:37:55 pm
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