Praise !

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

And on a cloudy, rainy day........

.......we get 'er done !
                                                                     The quilting, that is !
I did a little practice on a few scraps and a small piece of batting, just to get my tension right. 
Then I decided that I'd just meander-quilt the border.......if I didn't like the looks of it, or the process, I'd do some straight-line quilting in the middle of the quilt. 

Well, that went alright, so I moved on to the blocks, quilting one vertical row at a time.  Wonderful,........except for the CONSTANT breaking of this cotton-polyester thread, the quilt progressed quickly, and I was done before you know it ! 

I guess it was around 11 a.m. when I began, and I stopped to fix lunch, and to run and get another spool of said HATEFUL THREAD (wasn't gonna change horses in the middle of the stream, mind you !), and I finished around 4:30 p.m.  Not bad for an afternoon. 
After doing the entire border, and 1 vertical row of blocks, I found that I had created a pleat on the back !   There was just too much quilting over it at that point to take the stitching out, so my flaw will remain.   I blame it on too little basting........pin OR thread, and I think it's just fine for a 'using' quilt..  I mean, I regret it, but I'm not pulling my hair out over it !
After trimming up the edges, 
I lay the quilt on the bed for photos in the last,waning light of day. 
  I love shadowed quilt photos ! 
Tomorrow, I'll figure out what I'm going to bind it in, and begin that little job........hopefully. 
 Actually, you never know what a day will bring, so I"ll just say,
 Praise God for a productive afternoon !

5 comments:

  1. I just love this quilt and admire your attitude about boo boos! Quilts are hugs from people we love, and yours is about as loving a hug as it gets!

    Congratulations and can't wait to see what you pick out for binding!

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  2. it gonna be another beautiful piece of art !

    wish tomorrow come fast....

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  3. Lookin good! I like the meandering quilting, and how quick it is. One of the best things about quilting is that the little guy gets to be wrapped in a tangible piece of nana's love :)

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  4. It looks wonderful! I love the meandering look although I still need some practice.

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  5. this is stunning...you did such an amazing job quilting this, and so fast too!!!! don't worry about the pleat. it can be your Amish addition of a quilt error.

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