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Oh Wow! Your stitching is amazing! I used to quilt many year ago and could never get near such lovely stitches. What kind of batting did you use?
Thanks Lynne. I think it is Hobbs 80/20 buy it was a scrap so I am not certain. I don't use batting that much but that is what I normally get. Quilting with batik is challenging. But there are no seams so that helps a ton. They aren't small stitches but I am trying to keep them even. I am liking using masking tape as a guide rather than marking. That helps too because I can see them better without a marked line.
Judy, I thought of you this morning when the Donna Jordan email came. She is having a HUGE give away to celebrate their 500,000 you tube visitors. The prizes are wonderful and of course I signed up. Hopefully I will win something and I hope you will also. Thank you for giving me her site a while ago. I really enjoy her tutorials.
Enjoy your day.
It is a good thing I do not live anywhere near the Jordans' shop, or I would be there ALL the time! I have been watching their videos for a few years now, and you can just tell what good people Donna and Matt are. I like that he is in charge of cutting all the pre-cuts and kits. LOL
I guess they closed their store and do everything online (according to the video this morning).. So you are safe!!
They do look like a wonderful family operation.
Thank you, NanaSuz, for the alert about the giveaway for the pretty quilt. I do not receive Donna's emails (do not need the temptations that come with those) but I did scurry to the website and sign up for a chance at the drawing.
I suspect that they closed their store only because of the hoo-hah over Covid and that their store will reopen once the other merchants in their area have reopened.
I've returned to working on the quilt loaded on the longarm. I had run out of the green quilting thread ... had to wait for that order to come in. Then, a while later, I ran out of the gray bobbin thread .. had to wait for that order to come in. (I checked my local longarm shop; they didn't stock the thread)
Then, "other things" intervened and I needed to wait for them to get done.
When I last worked on the quilt, I had just finished the bottom horizontal border. I've previously posted photos of it. it was time to roll the quilt upwards so that the top horizontal border was exposed and I could quilt the design on it. I (fortunately) had taken photos of what I did on the bottom border because it turned out to be a couple of weeks before I was able to return to it. All the details, of course, had already fallen through the holes in my brain but the photos saved me. :-) (otherwise, I would have needed to unroll the entire quilt then re-roll it and, honestly, I'm just too lazy to do that. :-) )
Finally, both the top & bottom borders and the center interior of the quilt are done. Now it's time to unload the quilt, turn it and reload it so the side borders will now be horizontal for easier quilting.
I also know that there is a really BAD section of tension in the middle someplace. Now that I've finished the top border, I'll unroll the quilt to see where that section is and if it is really as bad as I thought it was when I first saw it. It probably is. That means that I'll need to ... sigh ... rip out that bad section and requilt it. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.
Did I mention ... ugh? Ugh.
But here's progress pictures .. the first one is from 2 weeks ago, when I finished the bottom border. You can see the scroll-y thing with feathers, along with the beadboard, the Line of Pearls right underneath the hexie units and the pebble fill.
Here's what I just finished on the border on the other end ... all those danged pebbles. They're aren't terrific but I did try to make them different sizes and in different orientations, as well as incorporate some swirls.
Trudging onwards. :-)
Shelley, your quilting is beautiful.
My goodness, what a lot of work you are doing for someone who claims she is lazy. The quilting is looking very spectacular from where I sit.
I'm anxious to see the quilt when it is off the frame and draped over a bed for us all to see.
and *this* quilt is absolutely gonna be **FOR US**. It's the first EPP hexie quilt I made and it's king sized. One of my daughters (whoever is favorite at the time! LOL!) can get it when I'm dead. :-)
Thank you for the complement on the quilting. The continuous curves in the hexies weren't too bad, just a lot of ruler work, which I rather enjoy, as it's mechanical .. no thinking involved. But those pebbles! Holy smokes. Gotta make 'em different sizes to help disguise the fact that in no way can I make them all uniform when I'm doing them freehand. And then throw in a few spirals here and there, just to break up the monotony of the pebbles.
Mr. Pirate came in to look over my shoulder as I was doing the pebbles. He walks out, muttering "that's too tedious!", to which I said, in my brain, "you oughtta see it from my side!" LOL!