Time slips away so quickly sometimes. I posted on the 9th, on the 10th I went outside to enjoy the weather and work in the yard. And promptly stepped in a rut and twisted my knee, hence the lack of posts in the last week.
But I have been quilting, slowly, a little bit at a time. Most of my quilting is still done standing, in spite of having the IQ, I find I stand to program it, and stand to freehand. Some days I will sit on my saddle stool, but I feel like I have more control if I’m standing (and I don’t like lifting the cushioned mat to roll the saddle stool!
So what have I been working on? Well, a customer quilt, a very large customer quilt! I’m ready now to take this off the machine and hand-turn the binding for her, but first I had to take pictures. With the fog outside and the studio lights today, conditions were excellent for seeing the quilting.
First up, the borders, and all these pictures show a combination of robotic quilting and freehand quilting. I really like the effect of combining the two.
Next the corner of the center section:
And lastly, a larger view of the center section:
An interesting aside on this quilt, the customer supplied a wool batt. Not the brand of wool batt that I stock and use, but a different wool batt. It was thinner, and a bit rougher, and thread breaks were an issue for this quilt. I’ll be asking her what brand it is, as I would really like to know.
(all pictures are clickable for a larger view)
5 thoughts on “Where has time gone?”
Ouch! I sure hope your knee is better soon. You certainly do quilt beautifully while in pain though!
Don’t know how you do such lovely work while in pain… Hope you’re better soon!
Glad to hear that twist has healed enough to quilt … but keep it down to only 6 or 8 hours a day, okay?? Give it a chance to HEAL!
I really like that double circle in the blocks. Sets them off beautifully!