Hi There, I'm going to act like I have been here all along.... no explanations for my 8 or 9 month hiatus. If I start thinking about trying to go back and catch up, and tell you all everything that has been going on since the last time I wrote, it will just take too dang long. Just suffice it to say that I have been busy. Family. Quilting. New Boat. Quilting. Holidays. Quilting.Work. Quilting.
Here's a pretty quilt - I started piecing it in September 2014 at a fun retreat in Port Townsend. A good friend commissioned me to make a quilt for her daughter who was getting married. She wanted a king sized double wedding ring quilt, and could I please incorporate the 10 dresden plate blocks her grandmother had pieced.
This was my interpretation of her request. No way for king sized or double wedding ring, this pattern is from Sew Kind of Wonderful. using their super fun "Quick Curve Ruler". The pattern I used is their "Metro Rings". You can see I adapted it to make it a little quicker to make, not piecing the arcs.
With everything going on (that I haven't told you about) I didn't get this done in time for the October wedding. It got put on hold while I quilted everyone else's quilts. I finally told my friend I would finish it in time for my guild's quilt show in March, then ship it off to her.
I ended up pulling an all-nighter to finish quilting and binding this quilt in time for the show. At this point I vowed I was done quilting for other people, my own stuff never gets done! Of course this has not happened yet.... can't seem to say NO. Ha Ha.
Here's a close up of the quilting: I used a pale blue Glide thread and Legacy washable wool batting, with a layer of 100% thin bleached white cotton batting on top.
OK, well I better sign off for now---- off to work, gym, etc. :(
I'd rather be quilting!
Hope you are getting some quilting done.