Planning 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: the whole collection. Narci designed his ideal quilt last night using nautical flags to spell out family initials & the family shield. Also will be making a Medical Shield Wall Hanging for his office. 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. Got it! Nov 23: Fabrics & t-shirt are ordered. Nov 26: T-shirt is here. Dec 03: Fabrics are here.
Making the Quilt Top Jan 3, 2019: Pre-washed all fabrics & all the white for 4 quilts. Jan 05: Started cutting. Jan 06: Finishing the cutting. Ready to start sewing. Jan 08: Working on the flag blocks first. Jan 08: 18 of 20 flag blocks are together. Need squaring. Jan 09: Corrected some mistakes on yesterday's blocks while squaring. Center blocks are ready. Tomorrow will connect the blocks in the horizontal block rows with the sashing in between & start on the center. Jan 10-17: Been sick this week.Back to quilting soon. Jan 18: Working on center block. Jan 21: Center block is done & the last flag blocks are done. Jan 22: Blocks are connected into border rows & columns Jan 23: Block borders are on. Only gold, white & blue borders left. Jan 26: Only final blue border is left. Jan 27: Quilt top is finished.
Longarming & Binding Jan 28: I love working with Narci. Ask him a question at night...get a reply early in the morning. (Narci is in fact one of my favorite people but don't tell him. All of the Gomez family too.) We are going with the quilting pattern "Aqua", Warm & White batting & Bottom Line Silver thread. Feb 01: Hmm. Binding as been ready. Feb 02: Backing is ready. Loading. Feb 04: Loaded ready to quilt. Feb 05: Quilting. Feb 06: Quilted. Squared ready for binding. Feb 08: Binding is attached. Only hand work left. Feb 10: Binding and thus the quilt is finished. Picture tomorrow.