Realized last night that I had never posted a picture of the quilting.
Need to turn the binding on this one and then it will be done!
Here’s the pillow all finished up (12” x 16”).
We were gone most of the day – traveling down to Columbus to stop at a few places. Our main target was QuiltTrends for me to order the frame upgrade for my HQ-16. Well, that’s what we STARTED OUT going there for. By the time all was said and done, and the credit card got pulled out, I ended up getting not just the frame upgrade, but also the track upgrade too. Dear hubby was actually encouraging me to go with the Studio Frame upgrade – but that would have been another $500, and the fact of the matter is – my existing table suits me just fine! While I was there I got some additional lights for my handlebars, two bobbins (wanted more but they only had two left), and a panel that looks like an Ohio postage stamp.
After QuiltTrends we headed to Glass Thimble for their 32nd. Anniversary sale (32% off almost everything in the store). Unfortunately I was just down there at their 21% sale a couple of weeks ago – so I got a bunch of things then. And there were several things that I was *hoping* to buy, but they were out of … like batting for example. They had only three packages of batting left in the store! (eeek) So all in all it could have been a more productive visit. I was a bit bummed …
We were hoping to head down to a shop in Grove City (OH) to a quilt shop that is going out of business. But, we spent so much time at QuiltTrends that we ended up not having time to get down there. The sale was supposedly a good one (40% off everything left), but who knows how picked over it is at this point – and was it worth us fighting near rush hour traffic to get there in time? Probably not. I decided that we could head over to Red Rooster in Dublin (OH) to get some additional quilt hangers, but the clock was ticking away and we were just running out of time. (uggh)
So we headed up to the Polaris mall area and went to dinner at Max & Erma’s. It was a great meal, we hadn’t been there in quite awhile. I ADORE their cheese skewers (appetizer) … and they were delicious as always. Hubby and I both got the steak fajitas … rare that we would both get the same meal at any restaurant. It was yummy. Despite having to fight through rush hour traffic on Polaris Parkway, we still managed to get to Max & Erma’s at a decent time – and were seated right away. (woo hoo!)
After dinner we made a quick trip over to the Pandora store at the Polaris mall, and then over to Catherine’s for me to find a new winter jacket, which I DESPERATELY needed. Actually I should have gotten a new one LAST year, but I made it work for a season longer than it really should have … So now I’m prepared. I also picked up three pairs of trouser socks and a new pair of pajamas. Yeah!
Got my 5” Square Charm Club pack (through Keepsake Quilting) tonight when hubby brought in the mail. Decided to cut them up and use them right away for a fun little Halloween pillow.
It hasn’t been quilted yet – just pieced and trimmed. I’ll be using a 12” x 16” pillow form – which is my favorite size for pillows for my chair in the family room! I’ll probably be able to do some freemotion meandering with some #100 silk and get some sort of backing fabric on it to finish it up this weekend.
Yes the colors are a little shocking – but hey, if you can’t put these wild, bright colors together at Halloween – when can you??
Here’s a picture of the very bottom of the Madeira Log Cabin quilt. I used a pattern called Bountiful Feathers on my Pro-Stitcher to do this wonderful feather design.
I used a variegated thread called LAVA (from Superior Threads) to do the quilting.
Loaded the Ribbon Taffy onto the frame late Friday night, and it wasn’t really until late Saturday evening that I started quilting it. I had debated as to what type of quilting to do – and in the end I chose a simple meandering design since this quilt will get a lot of washing. I got the whole thing quilted Saturday night, today I’ll put the binding on it before cutting it off of the frame.
I’ve had this panel for awhile … but just got around to stitching it up. It will be a good piece to hang up once Halloween is over. Or, if I decide to, I may hang it in the kitchen where my log cabin piece hangs. I use #100 silk on these panels so that I get a hint of color without really changing the colors of the panel.