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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A finish and an "almost"

At last month's meeting of the local group I attend we made table runners. I finished the top of mine, decided just how I wanted to quilt it, and then left town. Do you think I can remember now what my plan was? Of course not! :S The runner is all pin basted and ready to go, but I'm stumped as to what I want to do and will have to ponder a bit longer. This photo shows part of the runner. It's the "almost" from the title of this post.

So what was the finished item? First, a bit of background. Remember that Winding Ways quilt I've been working on for quite some time? I finished the top, which turned out to be enormous — about 95" x 112" or a bit more. Gulp. It sat, basted and ready for quilting (and I did remember what I wanted to do on this one!) for a while as I procrastinated about beginning. It was just so big! I had serious doubts as to how I was going to manage on my Bernina, much as I love that machine, and especially since my back had been bothering me — how was I going to wrestle this monster in my limited space? I wasn't; I chickened out and asked a good friend of mine to long-arm quilt it for me. She used most of what I'd originally intended to do myself, with some tweaks of her own that came out great. :) The quilt is so big, though, that I can't take a picture of it yet! However, it will be going into our local show in a few weeks, so I'll hope to get a photo of it hanging at that time. Meanwhile, here's a "teaser" of the result!

3 comments:

  1. Feathers! I see Feathers! Can't wait to see the rest of the quilt.

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  2. That is so funny. I absolutely agonize sometimes about how to quilt something and then to forget. I'm sure your next idea will be even better! The little bit of that winding ways quilting is gorgeous. Can't wait to see a full photo.

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  3. I've been procrastinating about quilting my latest too! I finally had a "light bulb" moment this morning, so now have to be reminded to take breaks away from the machine! The peek of your winding ways is awesome. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

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