I’ve been leisurely quilting a bunk quilt , pausing to make a top and some blocks, stopping to read a book or two. And just generally enjoying myself. And then with April appearing, I realized that “plenty of time” no longer existed for the local guild quilt show entry.
I’d been waiting till the bunk quilt was all quilted to post, but with my shift of energies, it returns to the queue. Never one to wait, I’ll show progress.
You may notice both Pin Moors and safety pins. I bought some Pin Moors after Leah Day recommended them. I find them about the same to insert as safety pins, but easier to remove while quilting. Rarely, the tips fall off when I have to handle a quilt a lot–I don’t know if that is user error in my attaching them or a feature of the device. I’m not giving up the safety pins I already own, but gradually will replace them. Or buy enough that I can have several quilts pinned and ready.
Originally I’d planned not to quilt on the postcards; however, I pieced battings, and one needed closer quilting than the other, so what I do for one, I’ll do for all the postcard pieces. The print wasn’t made for easy continuous quilting, so quilting on some of the cards is more obvious than on others.
The variation of square spiral on the dull brown came from Angela
Walker, Walters, a video somewhere–I don’t remember where.
I was debating whether to do both strips of sashing with the same design or to vary it–I was thinking triangles mignt be a nice variation. And about that time, Night Quilter posted a tutorial for “Wonky Triangles for Narrow Sashing.” Timely indeed! So I was about this degree of finished when I counted days till the quilt show quilts were due.
And got out Urban Chickens. (Here is the top in case you forgot–I’m always surprised at how much time has passed when I go looking for an old post.)
And got going on the design suggested by Kathlee Quilts’ Free Motion Friday. I got into a pleasant zone doing the squiggles, but by the time I’d finished them on 160 “chickens,” I knew I couldn’t handle that much of the same thing for the rest of the quilt, even though I had liked the look. So I am pondering designs for the square parts of the blocks. And what do I don when I don’t know how to proceed? Write a blog post, of course.
I figure I need to quilt 8 blocks a day to be finished in time. It is doable if I forget about leisurely. Here’s to having an idea by tomorrow.
Linking up with Free Motion Mavericks a day late.