I've been so anxious to get For the Love of Baskets on the long arm and yesterday was the day!
I completed eight hearts, twelve more to go. They are free motion and some of them are a little more free than others! I use an acrylic template for the heart and then I start making the feathers up one side and down the other. The curved cross-hatching is the last step.
When the late afternoon sun shines through the window, I can finally get a good picture of the scalloped border.
It's slow going, but row by row, this quilt is going to be finished in the next few days and on display in my booth at the quilt show in Pleasanton. I can't wait to get this quilt off of the machine to see how the feathers, border and baskets all interact.....there's going to be a lot to look at! Hopefully one aspect of the quilt won't overpower other elements.
I saw this on Pinterest yesterday right after I finished marking the scalloped border. It made me laugh.
I'll be quilting for most of the day. My buddies, the Needle Nellies from Georgetown, CA hired a limo for their bi-annual shop hop, and they are coming to town this morning. I'll run over to the shop to see them and then it's back to quilting.