Busy week

This has been a busy, crazy week.  I had two quilts that needed to be completed by yesterday.  One is a Benartex quilt, that as soon as the pattern is published I will show some of the quilting.  I quilted on Minkee for the first time and it wasn’t as bad as I’d heard.  Minkee does have a bit of drag that I think is exacerbated by how much humidity is in the air…it’s been raining the last couple of days.  One thing I do like is how well the quilting shows up on the back.  I learned though, that less is more.

The second quilt was a customer quilt.  I quilted right along, had it ready to take to the shop.  I’d looked over this quilt several times before going there.  My sweetie saw this quilt.  When I flipped it over at the shop there were a couple of pleats in the back.  I can not begin to tell you how embarassed I was!  I emailed the owner and told her about the problem and am un-quilting a good section of the quilt.  Taking out quilting takes 3 x longer than quilting it.  I had the quilt at the shop where I work part-time and one of my co-workers has a Gammill.  She’s had the same experience – got a customer quilt quilted flipped it over and right through the back the fabric had a big pleat running through it and of course she’s on a deadline and this quilt was headed some place big.

Over the last several months my friend Anne & I have been working on the Hoffman challenge.  


Here’s a photo of the not yet finished quilt.  I need to do a bit of fussy cutting and heat setting some applique pieces on the cream kite pieces.   One thing we settled on pretty early is the feathered star.  Anne has done a phenomenal job on the piecing.  I only hope I can match her work with the quilting.  

Now that I see the quilt on the wall like this – I’m not sure how to quilt it.  Several ideas that I’ve had aren’t going to work.  Hmmn.  I do have to live with this.  I’m open to suggestions.  Mary Ann, Renee HELP!


Happy Quilting!


4 thoughts on “Busy week”

  1. Wow! That’s beautiful! I can see lots of beautiful quilting in those large spaces but what that is — no idea! (Not much help, huh.) Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


  2. I can see some of your wonderful feathers – I am sure you will do a wonderful job. I love how you guys changed the feathered star. VERY WELL DONE! Now to enchance with quilting!!!!!! Can’t wait to see what you do.


    1. Renee I have to put the finials on, from the challenge fabric. I have some serious ideas for quilting and will be able to work them out shortly.



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