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It's DONE! and flat - I'm surprised given how lumpy, bias, etc the top was. I do eventually need to soak out all the starch that I used to control the top before quilting. But I may wait until after the quilt show in September - it is just so nice and flat right now. I also abandoned the idea of a flange and just used a fabric with equal amounts of black and white. I think it works and it's kind of fun. (Judy K, you should recognize that white "splatter" fabric in the bottom pic).
Lovely quilt, total enjoyed seeing the custom quilting you did to give it that extra special touch. It is also interesting that since you are not overworked you seem to be more willing to accept less than perfectly perfection.
First I went into Live chat to see if anyone was playing there. It's a great tool.
Blue Ridge Beauty blocks and layouts. I have a bin of this block all the time. Make them as Leader/Enders. I've made a couple of these tops over the years. Easy Peasy and they look like you did a boatload of work..
Put the borders on two other smaller throw size quilts and border 1 of a QOV.
Also getting my stuff ready to load up for the UFO Sewing group tonight & tomorrow. We have dinner brought in from a local Mexican place and stay until almost 11 pm, when the lights in the parking lot go out. We leave everything in place and go back to sew all day Saturday. Once a month event and very productive. We also help get things basted. Which is my weak spot. well that and actually quilting the darn things.
Actually quilting is a completely separate project!
It turned out great! Congratulations on another UFO bites the dust.
Slowly working on my UFO pile. This was two about.com swaps from the early 2000's. Bearpaw blocks and log cabin blocks. Started in the center. This will take a bit to finish so I basted it first so I can take it off the machine. This is my third UFO to be quilted so far this year. I have 10 more in a nice stack on the shelf and that is just tops waiting for quilting.
I remember those. I bet I have some put away. I'll have to look. It was a long time ago. Mine aren't even a top.
Yup you should dig them out and do something with them. I set mine together shortly after the swaps and then some years later added the border and then just let it sit forever. I am currently on a mission to finish as many projects as I can and only start very few and once started get them completely done. I am doing really well with the new projects getting done and am starting to see fewer old UFOs.
I have been here in Newark, TX all week helping my grandson Matthew get off to school and get to other places he needs to be, while his Mom is in Mexico working to get her "legal US residency" finalized. After I take him to school in the morning, I have been working remotely like I usually do at home, but I also have some opportunities to visit with friends I haven't seen since I moved from here to San Angelo.
So, Sandy and I have had a couple of nice little visits in the past few days. The first visit wasn't very long, but that day we went to JoAnn, which is right down the street from her, and I don't even have a JoAnn's in San Angelo! I had to hurry back here so I would be here when he got home. Then today we had another visit that was a little longer, and we got to visit a little bit more, and I gave her a very short lesson on how to make that "whatever the name of it is" quilt - the one with the bright batiks and black background that a few others said they wanted to learn when we are in AZ. And also today, we visited a favorite LQS who has moved to a brand new, much bigger shop. More fabric! haha It's SO much bigger, they are not crowded, and what a nice fabric selection. We had a little bit of trouble finding it, because they have no sign over the entrance, and the directions were a little confusing, but we found it partly by dead reckoning, and party by blind luck. LOL But we laughed and had a lot of fun, and didn't spend too much money (this time).
So, that's what I've been working on this week. It was very sweet to visit with such a nice quilting friend.
Sounds like fun! Glad you and Sandy have had a chance to get together!!