That means a pile of gorgeous client quilts has arrived!
I've practically lived at my frame this week, making sure deadlines will be met. If I lag behind now, things will get ugly later - and we can't have that!
The variety of quilts passing through my hands is so enjoyable. I love all the different colours and styles.
Here is Darlene's batik beauty, fresh off the frame.
Here is one of Marie's quilts, all trimmed and ready to bind. I have been eyeballing this one, trying to figure out how it is pieced. It looks complex, but it's simpler than one would think! Cool beans!
Another of Marie's quilts. This one features beautiful, textured, stretchy, Japanese fabrics...! Marie said it was frustrating to work with, and "never again" will she piece with it!
Despite the challenges, it looks great quilted with the Seagrass Braid panto.
Currently on the frame - a lively quilt with a retro feel!
|On the frame today|
And, for my next trick...(haha!)
My sweet husband mentioned that his company is initiating a Secret Santa program. It's intended to offer a seasonal lift to employees experiencing difficult life circumstances.
I know how encouraging it is to be on the receiving end of a care package, so it took all of three seconds to blurt my support!!!
Since we were still in the city when this conversation took place, we immediately headed to the quilt shop. I had an idea that might work!
Hubby helped choose six feature fabrics from the seasonal display, and I found suitable backings in the bargain bin.
My big plan is to quilt one meter chunks of seasonal fabrics, like this...
...and then cut the quilted chunks into three runner-sized pieces, like this...
...bind them and call them done!
I think they will add a bit of cheer to the care packages.
Deadline: December 1st. (eep!)
Did I mention that I've finally finished piecing my Harmony Quilt (a.k.a. Crazy Impulse Quilt), started back in September?
Well, it's true! See? It even has borders!
|After quilting, the diagonal edges will fold back and become 3-D curves.|
|Flange binding, ready to go!|
My tentative plan is to quilt this on the frame, and possibly finish the 3-D curves with the longarm, as well.
If that is a total disaster (entirely possible), I'll do the curves on my domestic machine instead. (It's always wise to have a plan B, isn't it?)
Linking up with:
Let's Bee Social, at Sew Fresh Quilts
I Quilt Thursdays, at Pretty Bobbins
Needle and Thread Thursday, at My Quilt Infatuation
Free Motion Mavericks, at Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing
Try, Learn, Grow!
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