A sneak preview of Terrie's Bandana quilt.
Once again Nancy has been an invaluable help. She mentioned Sgt. Shootes to me back in December & immediately Terrie said YES for him to receive her quilt. He knows about it too. So much fun...and joy.
Jan 19: Terrie and I had some fun tonight tossing around ideas of how to quilt her bandana project. It will be fun to see where we end up.
Jan 22: EQ7 rendition that will probably need modification.
Jan 25: Terrie offered a layout to get things moving.
Jan 26: I devoted the day to trying different layouts. Together Terrie & I are trying to come up with the perfect plan even density that won't take until Easter to longarm. LOL. Seriously!! I will spare you all the process until we get closer to a YES smile from each of us. After a second long day, I just deleted (by accident) my entire folder of quilt layouts.It's okay because I have it memorized by now and have all the pieces saved as patterns. Easy to recreate but not easy to find a YES! design. Ideas welcomed.
Jan 27-28: Still working on an IQ plan.
Jan 29: The quilt top is here. Actually it was at the PO Saturday but couldn't be delivered.
Meanwhile, Nancy Haacke of Wasatch Quilting and Laurie Thomas of It's A Quilt Thing have offered their assistance with patterns for this quilt. Both women are IQ pattern designers. After several very long days, Terrie has decided on the plan she wants. In a very rough cut & paste kludge, it is shown below.
Jan 30: I feel like a plan is slowly emerging.., Yes, we have a plan for sure.
Feb 03: Prepared the quilt for loading (pressing, checking size of batting and backing).
Feb 04: Loaded & basted. Ready to quilt. I will be quilting this rotated counter clock wise 90 degrees. There are several reasons. 1) The borders are on the sides only. 2) The blocks are 16". I never program a panto larger than 15" to be sure it fits. As a quilt is rolled up, it takes up quilting space. Doing this sideways leaves me the maximum amount of quilting space on the third column. 3) The backing has 2 vertical seams. Quilting sideways changes these to horizontal seams which do much better.
Feb 05: This is FUN!!
Feb 06: Quilted and shipped.
This quilt is going to SGT Rodwell Shootes