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Thanks Lynne. I'm really happy to have it to this stage. I'm trying to consider every stage a win.
Thanks Ami. Both Rick & I tested positive for Covid this morning. We both feel lousy.
Your quilt is a gorgeous piece of art.
Do hope you and DH both have very mild cases and are able to be back to full health quickly. Praying for both.
I've been taking a 3-part (6 hours) Drunkard's Path class by Pepper Cory. I just love her! Parts 1 and 2 were on Saturday and Sunday, and Part 3 will be this Saturday. I have done some smaller DP blocks before, and I am familiar with curved piecing, but Pepper has a slightly different take on it. What I wanted from the class was the content about choosing fabrics, variations using the basic DP block, and how to use contrasts between light and dark, complementary colors, large-scale and small-scale prints, etc. "Homework" after the first class was to create one or more blocks of whatever variation we liked. I have been wanting to use some of my Asian fabrics, and the "Rob Peter to Pay Paul" variation seemed like it would be a good way to use them. The first picture is my first test block, and the second picture, I was just playing with one of the animal designs - a stylized bird. I guess I had Edgar Allen Poe on my mind when I made that RAVEN. (The beak was not in the original block; I added that myself.) With Halloween coming up, I think I can also modify that block to represent a BAT -- with a much smaller tail section and two little prairie points for the bat ears. LOL I think I will just add some more Halloween fabric from my stash and make it a wall hanging. Or maybe the raven will be a wall hanging all by itself. I could call it "Nevermore." haha
I wish I had more of that black TOT fabric, because I think it kinda looks like feathers.
So sorry! Hopefully you have a mild and quick episode. It is so not fun being sick.
Oooh, I'm jealous! I would have liked to take a class from Pepper Cory back in the day when I was able to go to shows and take classes. I've always liked reading stuff she's written for books and magazines because she seems like a very wise woman.
I've always remembered Pepper's comment in one article; "Never quilt a a bedcover to cardboard" (or words to that effect) as a warning to never over-quilt a quilt.
I decided to donate some of my I spy tops for the guild to sell in our "country store" in our quilt show in September. So I started quilting. And since I had 9 yards of backing loaded, I just kept going. $ quilts quilted. I tried a new edge to edge pattern that the designer called filaments - once I figured out how to "travel", it was lots of fun. And doesn't it look happy on the colorful quilt! The pattern is basically 3 loops or "L's then underlined with arcs. I wanted something that wasn't flowers.
here's the stack. Now to get them bound.
Those are very clever "unisex" quilts you were able to get quilted in a short time. Well, the binding won't exactly be a breeze, but you have plenty of time to get those bound before your guild's show, I'm sure.
Looks like a fun quilting design. Looks like you be having a binding marathon.
Well, of course this class is an online class, and we are attending via Zoom. There are 10-11 of us taking the class, and we are getting a very nice close-up view of Pepper's quilting shed, which is quite impressive. I have been "Facebook friends" with her for a long time, but I have never taken a class from her before. But I do love to watch her videos on YouTube, and she IS a very wise woman. I could listen to her for hours as she talks about quilting in general, and her quilts in particular. I am really enjoying this class.