I hope these two pics will show side by side. That's how they displayed this quilt, with the left side folded over so you could see the intense quilting from the back. Isn't that wondermous? I don't know what kind of machine, but doesn't matter. Beautiful quilting is beautiful quilting.
This next one is the 7 year quilt. You can't see it in this picture, but the quilting is intense and tiny and fabulous. It took her 5 years to quilt it and another 2 years of applique. I should have recognized it as a Piece o' Cake design.
Okay, so not going to say anything about this next quilt. You read about it.
Apparently, you are never too old for needlework. This might be a Ruby McKim pattern. I love Ruby McKim patterns and have one of her flower patterns that I want to do.
I'll share a few more of my fave's as the week goes on.
On my quilting, I'm at that point in the silk quilt where lots of work doesn't look like anything. I spent 2 hours marking the greek key border on Sunday and all my quilting time yesterday and today was spent tying and tucking threads for my starts and stops. I'm doing the outline work for the greek key, but am very distracted by the next Mariner's compass block. It just keeps calling and calling..."Lane.....Lane....you know I'm beautiful. Why don't you make me. Lane.....Lane....get your sew on."
And, I've started a pile of stuff to take to quilt class on Saturday. Now, it's time to take a more serious look and start pulling stuff out of the pile. Or, rent a trailer to haul it all in. And, I'm redesigning the class so that I can give some practice work in the two weeks between sessions.
Lots to do. So little focus and concentration.
I guess I'm still not even sure it's happening. Saturday morning, after a week of denial, I'll probably be running around like a chicken without a head, trying to figure everything out. But, for today, I am in the bliss of not being nervous about it.
Everybody have a great Tuesday. Anybody have a favorite tip from a previous teacher they'd like to share? Don't be shy.