Almost every quilt blog I click on is a member of Quilting Gallery but the website has just been renovated and it looks so nice . . bright and cheerful. I find the that the tabs at the top make it easier to find the shop locator, as well as the bloggers. Great resource for us quilters. Check it out and consider joining if you aren’t already a member. I love that I can click through the bloggers of my state (MO) or my home state (LA). Good job, Michele. Now . . will you rethink those hats?
Yesterday I realized that if I’m going to give dad’s quilt to him when I see him next week, I’d better get it quilted!
Loaded it and thought I could get it done yesterday. What was I thinking? Dad wouldn’t have cared if I’d done a panto or meander but I saw so much space for feathers.
Quilted til late last night and so far, all day today. Just finished the background stitching on the last of the blocks. Just the area below the bottom of the blocks left to do and then there’s quite a bit of fill in work to get done.
There are lots of feathers! They’ll show up better from the back side . . if ever I get it off the machine.
My goal now is to finish the quilting tonight (and that’s probably overly optimistic), get the binding on tomorrow and do the hand work over the weekend.
First, don’t forget this weekend is Quiltathon. Cook, clean, shop, do the laundry .. do everything you can ahead of time so you can sew all weekend.
Either this afternoon or tomorrow I’ll put some cutting directions for the stash project. I’m not giving yardage requirements because you’ll just use stash fabrics to get a large variety of “bright colored stash fabrics” which can be whatever you want – as mentioned yesterday, feel free to use Christmas fabrics, fall fabrics, batiks, homespun . . whatever is in your stash. For the background, I’m using a mixture of ecru on ecru fabrics. If you want to use the same fabric throughout, I haven’t figured that out.
There is no set schedule for posting instructions. I’m traveling often these days and will post the instructions as I can and will try to give you enough time between the postings to get each step finished without feeling rushed.
The instructions will be posted for the blocks and sashing. Note that there is outer sashing. I’ll post the plain border info and anyone wanting to do the pieced borders can stick with me and I’ll share that info but those who want to have the smaller quilt with the plain borders will be done.
One note about the background fabric . . look at the outer sashing. After that, there’s a border. If you use the same background fabric for that border and for the outer part of the outer sashing, once the top is quilted, that will all look like one piece. I’ll point out to you which pieces this involves when the cutting instructions are posted.
Probably makes no sense at all now but it will when we get to that point.