Sunday, September 14, 2014

Quilting Slowly

off the floorBut I am about half done and the end is off the floor, something I get very excited about. 

front quiltingI love how the quilting shows so clearly on the colored pieces and then seems to melt into the black and white strips.  Close up all of the quilting shows but the mistakes do not.  Isn’t that great?

labelThis is the label for this quilt.  I didn’t put my name on it because it is a charity quilt and most places don’t want the quilt maker’s name on it. 

2 12 inch GO cutterThis is kind of funny looking, isn’t it?  Can you guess what it is?

It is the 2 1/2” Go die and mat.  I really didn’t think this was something I would want but recognizing that I really don’t enjoy cutting fabric, and that I am planning on making more kids charity quilts which frequently use 2 1/2” strips, I decided this was a more worthwhile purchase than I had previously thought.  Anyway, it arrived this week and although I haven’t had time to use it yet, I am very pleased with it.  Do you see those black lines?  They are there to set fabric on to cut at different degrees for different shapes.  Doesn’t this seem like fun?

yard sale bootyAnd here is my excuse for not getting any more done.  We spent all day Friday chasing the Flea Across Florida trail.  It seemed like a great idea but several of the sites were either not there or we couldn’t find them.  Now understand that we traveled the less populated route, which was a very pleasant ride, and never did get to the city areas.  But I have the names and addresses of several antique sites that we can visit at another time.  Anyway, we did buy this sculpture and the tomatoes (great for BLTs) and some other things I will try to have pictures of next Friday.

Be sure to stop by on Friday when I share my knitting.  And before then click on over to Patchwork Times to see the artwork of other quilters.  Have a great week, Gari


Vicki W said...

I agree, it's a very exciting moment when the quilt comes off the floor!

Judy D in WA said...

I know that feeling too. Love the design and the label! How fun.
What mistakes???
Love my strip dies and which they were marked like this. I guess I can, I have a Sharpie and I know how to use it. :)

Rhonda said...

Great quilting & love the label!,

Barb in Mi said...

Amazing quilting! Do I see Red Snapper peeking out underneath your quilt?
And I haven't bought a strip die yet either...

Wilma NC said...

I know the feeling of that quilt coming up off the floor!! Nice to see you are still going strong!!