Friday, March 3, 2017

The Quilting Saga Continues

Hello Everyone,
Well, the long arm quilting continued very s-l-o-w-l-y during this week.

If you remember a couple of posts ago, this was how I was going to quilt the Double X block.  As you can see, I've changed my mind.  I wasn't completely "sold" on this design.  I let it percolate in the back of my mind while I was walking the dog on Monday, and in class on Tuesday.  I just knew a brilliant idea would enter my brain.

Wednesday morning I had to make a decision since I'd quilted my way down to the first row with the blocks.  I was stumped.  I went to my machine quilting board on Pinterest, and saw an idea that looked something like this.

I just knew this is what I had to quilt.  But what I didn't realize is that it would add an additional day....or three to the entire project.  I LOVE the basket weave look that it gives to the quilt.  I can't wait to get it off the machine and see the entire thing.  But I'm days away from that.

This row of blocks is a snap.  I can zip around these in a jiffy.  It's the rest of the quilt that is bogging me down.

Tomorrow I'll be going to the little grandsons Little League games and then there's Flag Football on Sunday.  I can't miss any of them.  They need to have their number one fan cheering them on every pitch, hit, and catch of the way.  Yet I know in the back of my mind, this quilt is going to be calling my name, and cheering me loudly to get back to work!


P.S. Do not go and see A Dog's Purpose with your grand kids.  Last Friday night we had date night with the little guys.  Jess held my hand throughout the entire movie saying, "It's alright Grammy. It's just a movie."  I started crying during the opening credits.  Then in another part of the movie, Kade started to cry.  We were a bunch of blithering idiots during the entire film.  If you are going to watch it, wait for it on Netflix, and see it with a box of Kleenex in your own home.


  1. Thank you for the movie review. I'm an old softie when it comes to animals and I refuse to cry in public. I'll "enjoy" it in the privacy of my own home. Thanks again!

    PS Your quilting is beautiful!!!

  2. Another stunning quilt and quilting ...I am envious.

  3. You are just so amazing with your fabrics, patterns, sewing machine, imagination...Gorgeous! It is with envy !

  4. I really like the original motifs, but the basketwork showcases the other blocks so much better than that would, doesn't it? It lets them pop up so beautifully! Worth the extra time. :)

  5. It's o.k, I cry at the drop of a hat. Particularly when it comes to kids or animals. Love the quilting!!

  6. Your quilting is fabulous! Loved reading about your movie experience!

  7. AMAZING!!! I absolutely love your quilting - you're did come up with a brilliant idea! You're movie review made me laugh!