Tuesday update

It’s been busy and fun here lately. I’m all packed up (almost) and ready for this weekend. One of the things I love most about vending is getting to meet and talk with all the visitors who come to shows. It’s always fun to get to talk with people who share a same love as you do…..quilts and quilting.

I’ve started quilting a small piece that will hang in the booth to showcase the fall reds I dyed. I don’t know what I was thinking, the background is black and white, a very small print, and last night I started an extremely small (but not quite micro) stippling in light grey thread. Yes, last NIGHT! Seeing where I was going was challenging at the least, but I like how it’s going to make the piecework pop!

This is a small quilt (42″ square), so I chose to float it, something I haven’t done in ages. Also with the piecework on the border I didn’t want to stretch it, so floating seemed the best choice. Now I just have to decide how I’m going to quilt the bear paw blocks. Any suggestions?

I’ve also been working on a commission piece. This is to commemorate a 50th wedding anniversary and their family tree. I like how this customer chose to use pictures of the houses the family has lived in at the bottom. Houses/homes are such a big part of family memories.

Lots more to do on this, decorative stitching around the photo’s, and embroidery of special dates. I’ve ordered a new color of thread for the background. I plan to feather it with tiny (1-1/2″) feathering in King Tut’s Alabaster thread. Wool batting for the fullness in the photo’s,which I don’t plan to quilt into. And it should be ready on time!

3 thoughts on “Tuesday update

  1. You’ve been busy! I love the family tree. That’s one of the best uses of photos in a quilt that I’ve seen. I don’t have any suggestions for your quilting on the bear paws sample but it’s looking good so far! Good luck with your sales – may you return with an empty car and stuffed wallet!

  2. So that’s the family tree you’ve been working on. It looks REAL good. This weekend will be upon us soon and your vending will be done. Have fun.

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