Yesterday while Michelle Eno was here she helped me come up with ideas for Kim’s double wedding ring quilt. This is the last quilt that I have on deck to quilt for others. The rest in the pile are all mine!
Well, except for the veteran’s quilts which I do in between the big quilts. They are a nice break because they are so fast.
I was very happy to get this one loaded and started yesterday. To make sure that the quilt got loaded square I basted it horizontal and vertical lining up the intersection points of all of the rings. The channel locks are a huge help with this. It took about 2 hours to do that but it was so worth it. Now I can just quilt away and not worry about lining everything up each time I advance the quilt.
Here’s the start of the quilting that I did before dinner last night. I didn’t want formal (like feathers) and I wanted to practice doing echo quilting and free-motion continuous curves so this is what we cam up with the center of the oval shapes. The center will have this same motif around the edges with some cross-hatching or something else in the middle. The whole thing will be done in white thread so it shouldn’t take too long.
Last night I wanted to watch some TV but was too tired to do any sewing. I don’t have my flower appliqué project read to work on again so I had to find something else to do. I don't’ know about you but if I don’t have my hand busy while watching TV they will make themselves busy stuffing snacks in my insatiable maw.
It’s really important to keep my hands busy! After showing Michelle the ornament closet yesterday I remembered that I had a UFO ornament kit. This one is called Ebbtide and will look like this one when it’s done. This particular design is retired so that’s why the eBay one is so expensive. If you think you might be interested in the ornament you can find them at Cracker Box Kits.
Today I have a little computer work to do but hope to spend most of the afternoon (and weekend) quilting the DWR. What are your plans for the weekend/