10/31/11

Quilting and Frogging

It is inevitable that when I quilt like this, there is some frogging.

One of my goals with this little holiday quilt is to quilt it just enough that when you see it from a distance, you want to get closer.



Want to get closer?



I finally got those poinsettias to show up on the green blocks. Red thread. Okay, so red thread takes a lot of courage. Every mistake has the potential to show. But, you know my theory on quilting. If there are mistakes, just add more thread until the mistakes disappear.

And, that's what I've done on this quilt.







One more time around the poinsettias with that red thread to make them show up just a tiny bit more and I'll be ready to snip the four hundred thousand million little tiny thread ends, where all that echo quilting ends at the edge of the green blocks. Yippee. I am so excited.

And, the frogging (everybody knows what frogging is, right? rippit, rippit) is where I changed my mind about some of the echo quilting. I had it running alongside the green blocks in the sashing, like I did on the other side of the seamline in the green blocks. But, that just got confusing, so I'm taking a little of that out and going with the echo right to the edge.

Quilting like this takes getting in the zone. Getting in the zone takes time to get relaxed into it enough. So, I'm not going to try to do any more quilting until this weekend when I can get a few hours of uninterrupted time again. In the meantime, I've got all those ends to cut and that should keep me busy.

Update on Sydney's eye...it's fine. Just a bit of red left. There's no sign of infection and the pain is gone and she can blink freely. So, it's all good that ends good, right?

Thanks so much for all your kind words. Some days it's good to be the dad. Even if it wasn't my knees she cuddled up against while we watched the second team play. But, that's good, too. Who wants sweaty teenager hanging all on them?

Happy birthday to the 7 billionth inhabitant of our planet, supposed to be born today, somewhere in India. Welcome to the world. Be productive and respect your elders.

Have a happy halloween!!!! Sydney's costume is finished. I'll try to post a pic tomorrow. It turned out soooo good. She looks so wizardly that I expect to be turned into a frog at any time...rippit, rippit...

Oh, wait. Didn't I just say that?

Lane

8 comments:

Becky said...

Just as gorgeous as I knew it would be!! The red is perfect! Can't wait to see Sydney!

Hazel said...

The quilting on this one is amazing ,you do such a great job on all your quilts .

Coloradolady said...

What amazing work. If you could teach ME to be able to do work like this it would be worth every penny!!!

So glad Sydney is better, I thought about her over the weekend!!!

Can not wait to see her in costume!! Have a fun night!

Shevvy said...

Oh my, it all looks fantastic. And red! I like the idea of just going over things to hide the mistake, but not liking the thought of all the frogging. Enjoy your halloween.

Glenn Dragone said...

The quilt looks great! I'm sure you'll get it the way you want it in no time.

Pauline said...

The quilting is amazing, again! So happy that Sydney's eye is OK.
You are one of the funniest guys I know, keep it up. Rippit, I'm a member too!

lw said...

Oooohhh!! The red quilting looks good!

Glad Syd is feeling better.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous quilting!

xo -E