.......and it starts with a giveaway of alot of the supplies you'll need to participate!
Here's the post you'll want to read. It's such a wonderful twist on quilt-alongs, actually concentrating on the quilting rather than the piecing ! I'm really thinking of joining this one if the timing turns out to be right !
I personally feel the desire to do something other than meandering, ......well, atleast once in a while. I have trouble trying anything else because I SO love that crinkly all-over scrumptious look that you get with meandering.
Anyway, I don't have time to post more right now, but wanted to give you all a chance at this, and give myself 3 chances......hee !
EDIT: Okay, I'm back from my running around and happy to say that I've been hand-quilting again. Jodie's quilt-top project still needs a little fabric found for it, to extend it to fit her queen-sized sleigh bed, .........
so I dug out THE MONSTER. I must be desperate !
But, I just no longer have the competitiveness for that anymore. Right now, what tweaks my cheeks is seeing 3 borders worth of swags nearly completed, and only 1 1/2 to go. That's 6 swags, I think !
Because it was so difficult to see any markings, I've marked my quilting lines on the muslin backing of the quilt, and am quilting it from the back side. Turns out, it looks just fine, and I can't tell any difference. That was a major concern in my mind, and I'm glad that it's settled. I still hoop the quilt from the front side, just to make sure that the tension is the same as it has been on the rest of the quilting.
The solids in this quilt are poly/cotton fabric.........I mean, it's 22 years old, I guess, and I didn't know any better at the time. They're even sortof see-through. But I WAS smart enough, Praise the LORD, to put some of each fabric away to be used for the binding. I have over a yard of the green, so that'll probably be my choice, since I need to cut a double bias binding.
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"
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
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.