Saturday, August 8, 2009

Still Plugging Along

hmmm. Looks like a topsy turvy day for Blogger. The majority of my pictures are flop-flipped. grrr.

Well, it's Day 5 of quilting the wedding quilt, and counting. I'm actually to the last bit of it, but it's not as fun as it should be. The owner doesn't like overly-quilted quilts, and showed me pictures of what she does like. It's reminiscent of how I used to quilt, 15 years ago. Since then, I've become a big fan of "secondary quilting" (i.e., filling in the background behind the main motif). I guess I should be happy that she doesn't want this, because it would add hours and hours onto an already time-consuming project.

You're probably wondering how the quilting is turning out. Some of it is fine and dandy. When I have flat areas on which to quilt, I get lovely motifs like this.

When I have not so flat areas on which to quilt (too much fabric, too little space) the same motif looks different. sigh.

This next picture shows T blocks with excess fabric. Since all I did was go in the ditch around the outside of the blocks, they look decent, even though they're not perfect.

This is what the overall quilting looks like. (I've still got some to do.)

And here's the back, nice and flat.

On a different note, I cracked up last night when I noticed that both Pete and I were wearing cow shirts.

This is his...

In case you couldn't make it out, it proclaims "Holstein-Friesian Cattle: the original hybrid"

And here I am, promoting Ben & Jerry's...and cows.

And I guess that's it. I've stalled long enough. It's time to go see if I can finish that quilt. Goals are good.

1 comment:

pb said...

Considering the trama the poor quilt has gone through it is lucky to be alive and looking so well.

I overstated my August goals. I think.