I'm about 4 days off from the calendar. Harley Dude had a flare up of a chronic health issue that resulted in 2 Emergency Room visits over the weekend. Why is it that we never get really sick during office hours? As of noonish today, he's on the mend...thanks for asking.
I started the quilting process the same as when I did the crazy pink project, following the outlines of the key shapes. Sunday, when I got back to the process, I wasn't loving it. So I flipped it over and started quilting from the back side with the intent to get an even distribution of those fairly random lines. That turned out to be a really good decision. I had also under-pinned, as it turned out, and there was a lot of bunchiness. You perfectionists would have completely freaked out and pulled out your seam rippers. I, on the other hand, kept sewing. I knew that the cotton sheet fabric I used for the white fabric was notoriously wrinkly and hoped that would hide a host of ills. And, for the most part, it did. To be sure, I ran this through the serger to finish the edges then washed & dried. I plan to square it up again before I bind... maybe that way my randomness will seem more planned.
Ojibwe quilt basted (in the ER). I have 24 hand-pieced blocks from the fabric Nadine sent to me, ready for a round of black borders. I finished 1 frame worth of JC quilting, which brings me to 23% finished.
My blog-buddy Heather thought of me when she was looking at some green batik in her stash. I was trying to explain the concept of my next planned original design project when I decided to pull out the green batik collection that I gathered this summer, for this photo. It will be self-bordered leaf applique (conceptually like the columbine blocks) made out of fat quarters. I won't be using all of these, and certainly not with this distribution, but it does show the concept that I'm working on, with a variety of textures and color to set off each block w/o sashing, but still being cohesively green and batik.
I also have some concepts for the challenge quilt that I've been doing with Ethne. But that's a whole different post. Maybe next weekend.