Are you ready to read something really fun? Go here to Batts in the Attic, check out Paula’s blog on the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show. In this she reveals a long running joke between us, and how it inspired the name of her quilt.
And now onto our regularly scheduled program: It’s been a while since we’ve had a character post. I love the character of quilts, the things that make them unique, and original.
I probably talk about @play far too often.
In part because it’s the last quilt I made to go out into the world in a real way. It’s still possible for Quantum Leap to go out into the world, I just have to check a couple of the shows to see their guidelines.
I’ve made other quilts. But none that go on journeys of their own. As I look at this quilt I see the spot where I made a spider web to flatten an area that was puffing up in a most unbecoming way. And the left side where I spent another 5 hours quilting because the quilt shrunk from all the stitching. I see the nautilus that might have benefitted from a look at the bottom curve to smooth it out a bit. I see a spot where boredom took over and causing me to change the way I was stitching something out. Shhh don’t tell anyone but I do like the visual effect of the change.
Taping 18” x 22” Sheets of paper together to get the right size of the quilt took a bit of time, and was worth it offering the opportunity to tweak the design.
I’m off to International Quilt Market this week. I don’t think online class signups are still open however you’re welcome to sign up while you’re at Market. I have a few appointments scheduled so if you’d like to meet up please let me know. I’ll be Debby Browns roadie for a couple of days.