.......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.
" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???
The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31
"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4