Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Today is a Normal Quilting Day

Today and yesterday are normal quilting days. Yesterday I finished a customer quilt that I had the opportunity to use a new ruler on. The brown stack n wack had a great border for using Ronda's new Curved Crescent Moon ruler for doing curved cross hatching. I decided to take it easy on myself and try it only on the corners to see if I liked how it handled. It was great and there was no real marking required, just some small chalk registration marks for

placement. Between the corners I worked in longarm feathering and used Linda's Vined Spine marking tool, which I really like for making those perfectly placed spines that I can freehand stitch leading off into the feathers right away. I think the customer will be very pleased with that border.

So today, I felt the need to work on one of my own quilts today. Today's fun quilting is a queen sized red and cream barn raising log cabin that will be eventually listed for sale on my etsy site. Quilting is stitch in the ditch for the red logs and feathering in the cream areas.

We are under a winter weather advisory today with a rain/snow storm that is supposed to be coming through sometime today through midday tomorrow. Isn't it supposed to be spring? My flowers were starting to come up!

I'm still crossing all my fingers and hoping to win something in the Alliance for American Quilts contest. I don't pray, but my fingers are almost blue with hoping.

Looks like my 3 show quilts that I sent to the Machine Quilters Expo are coming home with no ribbons. The competition is always stiff at this show. The competitive quilting shows are tough to ribbon in since there are so many really talented quilters out there. It's always a super honor just to get accepted. Now I'm hoping for a teachers ribbon possibly in the box.

Well...back to the red and cream quilt. They don't get finished on their own.

Happy quilting and stay snug and warm.

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