Joan tells me that when she saw my Walden Pond fabrics way back when, she bought some from that line. Brilliantly conceived and executed. PS: She suggested how to piece mine too. Doesn't this just look awesome with those log walls? Not coveting, just admiring and basking in it while it is here. Like looking out a window...
Apr 08: Loaded. I must say that at the beginning of this long and peaceful weekend, I was out of sorts and quite tired. As I prepared and loaded this quilt, well let me say it this way: I don’t remember a quilt ever being as soothing as this one. There is something very special about it, perhaps all the care and love you put into it and every quilt you make. It shows and they bless…
Apr 09: Basting. A word about longarming: When I baste the batting to the backing I am not only securing the two but am also sewing a very straight line. I use this line to line-up the top when basting it to the other two. On this quilt, the feature fabric used for the backing is exactly the size of the quilt top which is NOT a problem. A 3" strip of scrap fabric has been sewn to the top and the bottom of the backing so it can be loaded. This will be cut away when the quilt is squared. Since this backing and top are such a tight fit & since it is hard to sew a straight line with a seam (scrap strip & backing) underneath the quilt, I am improvising. I have pinned along the seam on the back of the quilt & am aligning the top to the other side (top) of those pins. This (my intent anyway) ensures the top comes right to the edge of the backing. Hopefully when I get to the other end, that will fit perfectly too. If not, Joan will lose a tad of her quilt when squaring. Of course, that is what squaring is all about, no? We shall see.
Quilting. I love your pattern choice for this, Joan. So elegant!
Apr 10: Quilted.
Apr 11: Final pictures.