Sunday, August 20, 2017

Donna's Minnesota Chain Quilt in the Sunlight

The sun came out!  The deck was clean and dry by the time we got home from church, so I was able to take pictures of my customer's quilt, Minnesota Chain.  Natural lighting is usually best.  😃

It measures 98" x 103".  The pantograph is called Wave on Wave.

Quilting Finished on Donna's Minnesota Chain Quilt

Tonight I finished the quilting on my customer's Minnesota Chain quilt of 30s fabric.  If it's not raining tomorrow and I can find a dry place, I'll take pictures of the quilt outside.  Natural light is always better.

Quilt back

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Quilting Donna's 'Minnesota Chain' 30s-Fabric Quilt

I'm about three-quarters done with my customer's Minnesota Chain quilt, which is made of 30s fabric.  I'm using a pantograph called Wave on Wave.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Donna's 'Minnesota Chain' 30s-Fabric Quilt

The top piano-keys border is done and I'm ready to roll the quilt forward.  Quilt measures 98" x 103".  The pantograph is called 'Wave on Wave'.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Steaming Backing

It's a whole lot easier to steam large backings as I load them on my frame than to try ironing them on my little wobbly ironing board.

I'm loading another customer quilt.  (Tried to capture the steam -- my Rowenta steam station puts it out like an old-time steam engine -- but you can't see it.  Should've taken a picture of my glasses, after the photo shoot.  heh)

Friday, August 11, 2017

Today's Work on Donna's Autumn Quilt

I was about to again remark that while this might look the same as yesterday's work, it's not, when it occurred to me that it's supposed to look the same as yesterday's work.  Of course with free-motion quilting, I can't make things exactly the same; but I do try!  😃  There are now 44 hours of quilting in this quilt, and it's only half done.

You can still see the blue lines from my new Fine Line Mark-B-Gone water-soluble blue ink pen, recommended by quilter and teacher Kelly Cline.  I think this is going to be one of my favorite quilt markers.  A quick mist of water -- and the lines are gone.