The batting was a super-lofty poly, so I was worried about - maybe - quilting in some pleats and wrinkles. With a little extra attention, basting, and clamping, that didn't happen (whew!).
You can see that the fabric does look a bit "pulled" into the deep stitch lines, but when the quilt is washed I believe everything will relax and puff nicely. I absolutely love how it turned out!
Check, check, checkidy check!
It's been a week of lists. When the blog is quiet, it's not because I'm slacking!!
- Quilting presentation at my granddaughter's school (x2 classes) - check!
- Secret sewing that can't be shared just yet - check!
- Doctor's appointment re: "the plague" I can't seem to shake - check!
(meds and rest - umm...sure)
- Present part one of an applique workshop for the High Prairie quilters - check!
- Halloween - last minute costumes, chauffeuring, party going - check!
- Sleeves on pieces I'm entering in our annual guild show - check!
- Help hang the show - check!
- Finish up details for Rotary House donation quilt - sleeve, label, paperwork, connect with Rotary club - check!
- Organizing last minute details for upcoming guild workshop (this weekend!) with a visiting teacher - check!
- Prepare food and home for hosting our visiting teacher - about 50/50 - working on it!
At this point, she will have homemade soup and a clean bed.
- Gathering my own supplies for said workshop - hahahaha!
I will be packing for class on the way out the door Saturday morning...as per usual.
Good thing my supplies are pretty organized, or I'd be dead in the water.
Soon things will settle down and I will be able to spend quality time at the frame - oh happy days!
Applique Workshop: Part One
Oh, how I love the energy of a workshop!
There is much to be shared, much to be learned, and much to enjoy in the company of other quilters!
The High Prairie quilters are working on Fab Art sunflower wall hangings. Here is a (very) quick peek into our progress, so far:
A colour key prevents confusion. A useful step for everyone, it becomes especially important when changing up the scheme from the pattern.
In addition to building applique units, the class pieced their backgrounds in preparation for next time.
|High Prairie quilters|
Soon these quilts will be bursting with colour! (Stay tuned for the "after" shot!)
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