Terrie McCoy has given us a sneak preview of her quilt top & the pattern she used.
Terrie, bless her heart, down-sized her quilt so it would fit on my machine. Instead, she wants a border that complements but is distinct from the panto for the rest of the quilt.
Such incredible piecing! This kind of
quilt terrifies me! Nonetheless, the quilt absolutely speaks for itself. So Fine! white thread to quietly quilt the dragonflies with medium density.
Sept 22: I first heard from Terrie & she already knew what patterns she wanted. Her quilt was too wide for my machine so she set about revising it so I could do it for her. Wow!
Sept 30: Received Terrie's picture of her quilt and started this post.
Oct 01: Quilt shipped here.
Oct 04: The quilt has arrived.
Oct 26: Backing & batting are loaded. Quilt top is ready to load. IQ is roughly programmed. Doing an EQ7 rendition to help get an idea of pattern sizes.
Oct 27: Finished the IQ programming. The quilt is loaded and basted.
Oct 28:Experimented with a fancy border ...
Oct 29: Removing the entire border after removing half of it yesterday. Still have half to go this morning. Am I a bit scared to try a third time? You bet!
Oct 30: I have admitted my limitations and Terrie has agreed for me to do a panto. Even so I am looking at well over three hours of stitching time which means 8+ hours total. Made it half way.
Oct 31: I have made it past the half way point. Will finish today one way or the other. And so I did. Finished.
10/1/2012 10:58:49 pm
Oh, I just love the image you made of the panto with the border. I think they look GREAT together! Thanks so much! I am secretly, greedily hoping my quilt gets there first before the others in transit!
10/2/2012 10:18:23 pm
Too funny. I was just wondering how I was going to handle two (actually 3) quilts arriving today. Your competition, Laura Luke, is not in a hurry so I am certain she will not mind if I do yours first. But before you, I am going to tackle that bandana quilt so Cory will have it ASAP. I have someone in mind to do the binding for him so that will save me some time. Hang in there, girl.
10/3/2012 01:20:13 am
I have absolutely no problem with you putting Cory first! Bless his heart! I actually wouldn't mind doing the binding on his quilt, either, so if your plan falls through and you need some willing hands, I'm happy to volunteer mine!
10/3/2012 01:40:04 am
LOL. Well, that's good since he has been next in the queue for quite some time. I really appreciate your offer to do the binding if my plans fall through. Plans have a way of doing that. Your package should get here at roughly 3:30.
10/4/2012 10:53:32 pm
So glad to see the package arrived yesterday! Whew!
10/5/2012 12:22:19 am
I understand the "Whew"! I just photographed it (1/4 folded). Unbelievable piecing. Posting now.
10/17/2012 05:52:33 am
This is absolutely beautiful :-)
10/18/2012 12:30:40 pm
Thanks, Cindy! I can't wait to get it on my bed. I took months just finding the right fabrics. I wanted blue (my husband's favorite), green (my favorite) and I wanted fabrics that weren't too feminine or masculine. I wanted the quilt to be a nice blend of the two of us. I have purchased a new dust ruffle for the bed, new shades for the window, and made new pillows and cases all in anticipation of putting this quilt on our bed. Yay! =)
10/19/2012 12:15:10 am
The quilt top is so pretty. I am sure it will be beautiful when you put it all together. With all the new items, it will appear to be a new room in your house :-)
10/26/2012 04:46:17 am
Happy dancing! So excited to see that my quilt is underway!
10/26/2012 05:05:55 am
Indeed it is!
10/30/2012 10:29:45 am
It is looking great. Pretty quilt.It will be a LInda 'Masterpiece!!"
10/30/2012 11:58:56 am
I'm trying. Half way!!
10/31/2012 08:52:16 am
Oh, it's just LOVELY!!! I am so happy! Thanks so very, very much!
10/31/2012 09:20:45 am
You are fast! Been posting pictures as fast as I can & you still beat me. All done now.
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