Note the French spelling of trellis. That is because Gislaine speaks French in her native Haiti where she lives. An adorable and cultured and elegant woman, Gislaine is a delight to know and partner with on her beautiful quilts. She was one of the first to entrust me with a quilt after I started this website. I was honored then and even more now as she comes back for the third time with quilts 4 & 5. This time we are going custom. G is finding out how much more involved that is.
Jun 29: Backing arrived
Jul 02: Quilt top arrived
Jul 04: Working together on pattern & thread choices. Considering custom border so I did a rough EQ7 rendition. Gislaine is busy selecting patterns.
Jul 05: Have final thread choices
Jul 06: Layouts started. Will be fun to see where we end up.
Jul 07: Spent all day on layouts. We have a plan. All set to quilt.
Jul 18: Wow! Where has time gone? Cut the backing, thread is ready, prepped for loading, loading. The binding is ready. Spent the rest of the day dealing with tension. That hasn't happened in nearly two years, not this bad. Changed bobbin to Medium Brown
Jul 19: Quilting. Finished the top borders and center panto section. Busy fabrics make it hard to see the pattern.
Jul 20: Bottom borders are done. Turning and reloading to do side borders. Quilting is done. Quilt is squared. Binding is attached. Ready to ship.
Michael J Elinski
7/21/2013 03:08:04 am
Regarding "Garden Treillis" ou devrais-je dire "Treillis de jardin", I love how the quilting work shows through on the backing. The quilt is beautiful, but the quilting accentuates the beauty of the piecing, as well. The backing just comes alive with the choices of pantographs. This quilt is a beautiful work of art, thanks to the collaboration of two talented people, Gislaine and Linda. C'est tout simplement merveilleux!
7/21/2013 06:50:50 am
Yes, it is amazing how well a pattern shows on a simple fabric but gets lost on busy ones. Thank you, Michael, for your comment and for following the tedious work.
7/29/2013 12:14:18 am
Thank you Linda for such a beautifull job. I am anxious to receive my quilts and to show them in my studio..Thanks for the patience you have had to do such a tedious job.
7/29/2013 12:09:33 am
Merci, Michael pour cette appreciation. Ca me fait vraiment grand plaisir de voir mon travail apprecie par un connaisseur.
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