Amy Newton's quilt top pattern is really called Hugs & Kisses.
I still like White Diamonds
Nested in Purple. Okay, I concede that I sure missed the XO's but there they are! And I just recently quilted some XOXO's.
Still -- Just stunning!
Nov 22: First contact by phone
Nov 25: The quilt is here
Dec 04: Hugs & kisses to you, Amy. Thanks for graciously letting me postpone your quilt until after Christmas. And now we know to quilt this medium to loose.
Jan 24: Prepping & loading after a very long delay. RIght after Christmas, I came down with pneumonia and am just now getting my strength back to longarm. Thank you for your extraordinarily kind patience, Amy. Got the back loaded. Since Amy wants medium-loose density, I have done overlays. This is the largest I can quilt this pattern unless I try to modify it so I can quilt it looser. I am going to use Periwinkle thread on top. The purple on the back is darker than any purples on the top. I have experimented some and may be able to use a dark purple on the back without it showing through on top. Otherwise, I will use the Periwinkle on the back too even though it doesn't match exactly. Will continue tomorrow.
Jan 25: Loaded & ready to quilt.
Jan 27: Quilting. Quilted. Shipped.