Monday, April 09, 2012

One last day

This morning was full of pre-trip chores...go to the grocery and the bank, do 2 loads of wash, locate a suitcase, finish the dreaded taxes...entertain the 5 year old, etc. Nothing all that fun here, mind you, but they all had to get done before tomorrow.

With my long awaited departure tomorrow for MQX in Providence, I have this one last day to finish off a little bit of the quilting on this quilt. The 52" center section is done, as is half of the 2" purple border. I stitched it this morning, but quickly ran out of stitchable border because the rogue-tension cranberry thread had not been ripped out yet. Sadly, after I prepared all my stuff to take to my MQX classes, I rip-rip-ripped for over an hour. At this juncture, it is nearly done, and I may stitch the remainder of the border first thing in the morning (then again, I may just stay in bed!). I have two borders (one is 2" and the other is the ~7" applique border) left to quilt. Both are designed, but will probably take quite a bit of time (on account of all the applique). I have client quilts awaiting me, so I need to get finished up after I return this week.

I love how it is turning out. It's different, for sure. The backside of the quilt is textural, appearing to have all matching bobbin thread. I have used gold, white and beige bobbins, none of which really appear different in color from the backing fabric. I finally ventured out a little, and stitched the pebbles (below) in the gold thread. It is only different enough to set off that frame slightly.

See you when I return Friday-


Teresa Silva said...

Wow, this quilt is really turning out wonderful. I love your quilting. Stunning!

Furball Farm Quilting said...

It's looking amazing. Is it a big quilt?

Emma said...

I am seriously out of words to describe your quilting. I think from now on I'm just going to say 'ditto'!

Joan said...

Oh my gosh! That is so beautiful.

Pat Merkle said...

WOW, OH, WOW! That is some stunning quilting!