I had a wonderful weekend. Our grandson who is stationed in Kansas came home for a visit so Bake came to my apartment instead of me going home. We spent most of the day Saturday visiting our daughter, son-in-law and their kids. Bake remembered to bring the quilt for our daughter so finally all the Christmas quilts have been delivered.
Sunday, we visited 2 of our sons and more of the grandchildren.
But we did other good things as well. I’d read Gigi’s blog about her design wall and decided I was making the whole idea of a design wall for the apartment too hard. I bought 5 yards of white flannel, seamed it together, hung an inexpensive curtain rod with Command strips and WOW!! Thanks for the great idea, Gigi!! It is great to be able to lay out all those quilt parts and see them vertically and not have to crawl on the floor. The pieces and parts you see are the back of my current project. There are a couple of big pieces in the photo but it is mostly 9½” blocks. I’ll show it to you again when it is done. I’m afraid I’ve done it again and the back is going to be so fun I won’t want to put it on the back of a quilt.
Saturday and Sunday evening, I finished quilting and binding Delectable Reflection. Thanks, Lynn, for the great name. I am so pleased with this little wall quilt. I wanted the background to appear to recede so I quilted it more heavily. The two complete light colored background parts in the center have fairly intricate feathers. I echo-quilted the rest of the background. The mountains in the foreground are quilted in the ditch so they appear a little puffier.
Here’s a fun trick for echo quilting. I use a wide foot as the spacer and then simply adjust needle position for the width of echo I want. I sew with the edge of the foot right up next to whatever I am echoing (the fabric or the last row of stitches). Then I don’t have to mark. I do sew a little more slowly than usual when I echo quilt.
We’re going to be very busy at work this week. We are preparing for two days of filming. That’s always a fun but hectic time. Be sure to watch Quilters Newsletter TV, the Quilters Community for current episodes. And if you’ve missed an episode, it’s still there. I love that.
We are nearly to 15,000 likes on FaceBook. If you haven’t already “liked” us on FaceBook, please do so. We are getting ready for a wonderful giveaway when we reach that magical number.
So now, I’m off to make sure everything is ready for filming tomorrow. Happy quilting!