This is the quilt that I was working on last week. I’m really glad I went with the Variety panto on it, instead of Brocade! Anne Bright converted the digital patterns for me to paper, since I don’t have a computerized system. Wasn’t that nice of her?
I’ve decided, though, to turn it into a showcase quilt and do a few rows of several pantos so I can show customers how they will look stitched out, and then I won’t run into this problem again. Now I just need to decide if I want to use my Winline bamboo batting that I’m dying to use, or go with a cotton poly, something that would probably be used more often by my customers. Such dilemmas, eh?
I probably won’t get to it in the next couple of weeks, though, because I am going to MQX West! I’m lucky to have family in the Portland area, so I’ll be staying with them and it just turns out that my uncle will be turning 70 at the end of that week! They are going to have a family reunion of sorts, so I need to get a different project done to take with me. Better get sewing!
It’s the first time I’ve done this background fill on more than a 12″ block and it’s the first time I’ve used the non-stitch regulated mode on my machine. I want to say it’s an Irena Blum design, but I really can’t remember where I saw it first.
I’m practicing it because I’m going to put this design on a baby quilt that is just darling, and I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out, or how to manage the size and density (that’s still a bit of a challenge), but I really like it!
I still need to post photos of the past couple of customer quilts, but have run out of time this weekend. We got a new-to-us “puppy”, Hunter, a 4 year old Shih Tzu to join the Quilt Guardian team. So, he is a Quilt-Guardian-in-Training!