Nov 27: Just got in this beautiful large quilt from Sara Serio. Will post pictures later today.
Dec 09: Today I will be doing EQ7 quilt renditions & IQ pattern overlays to help Sara decide the density.
Dec 10: Decided on Magnifico #2003 Snowflake. Don't have enough for even one quilt so ordered more. Will wind bobbins in the meantime.
Dec 12: Thread is here.
Dec 18: Prepping. Pressed & ready to load.
Dec 19: Loaded & ready to quilt. Quilting.
Dec 20: Nearing the end. This quilt is taking awhile primarily because I have been taking my time & also goofing off a lot. Another reason is because the pattern is just over 10" high with a sizable nesting distance. I am having to roll the quilt every 7 inches or so to fit in the next row. It only takes a few minutes to quilt each row but each roll of the quilt takes about 15 minutes by the time I unclamp it, roll it, smooth out the batting & the quilt, re-clamp the sides & baste them & finally realign the computer with the new quilt position. Working with this quilt, I realize more & more how complex the piecing was including but not limited to points along those white borders. In fact there are complex points everywhere. The way the colors are placed so that each fabric works so well with the colors in the fabric next to it--that takes time & skill. Overall, beautifully done, Sara!
Quilted. This quilt makes for some vary interesting photos. I've had fun with them. I'll try for some bed shots tomorrow for the quilt gallery. Fear not. The puckers are actually only wrinkles from where the quilt was rolled.
Dec 21: Final pictures.