I had some tense times while the quilt was on my b-line quilting frame. I was in distress thinking I was ruining the quilt. I made an SOS call to my friend Teresa Ranson, who is a very experienced and talented long arm quilter. I drove up and pulled the quilt from my front seat. I could hear Teresa's voice say as I approached her front door, "not a lot of respect being shown to that quilt". Nope. I confess that I was very close to just tossing it. I grabbed it from over my railing at home and shoved it in the car unfolded.
We had a consult and she encouraged me to carry on and not to be so hard on myself. So we nicely folded it back up and off I went home to redeem the situation.
I decided to load it back on the frame to finish the stippling in the floral borders. From there the plan was to pull it off the frame and pull the Janome 6500 to the dining room table and set it up to quilt it sitting down. I needed the spread room for the quilt. My sewing table doesn't have room for a big quilt.
Here we are on day two having a blast.
Here is Terry's station
She is making a storm at sea quilt for her foster son in Uganda. It will be beautiful in her blue and aqua batiks.
I had such a better time sitting down to custom quilt the blocks. And here are the blocks with their unique quilting in each block:
And now the finished quilt!!
Cooper approves. Sophie is still sniffing to decide if she approves.
Now to decide on binding. If I had some of the sky blue fabric left, that's what I would use. But I don't. So then I wondered about yellow. Not sure. Then a friend suggested white. That may just be the ticket. I will decide tomorrow.
Until next time,