Sunday, January 24, 2021

Crossing the Pond Update

Hello Everyone,
   
Here's just a quick update on my machine quilting progress on Crossing the Pond.  Slowly but surely I'm working my way down the quilt.


This is the area that worried me the most, and had me completely stymied or flummoxed. I love the word flummoxed!  Now, I'm really happy with what I decided to quilt in this spot.  It's a very odd shape to fill with machine quilting.  I think this is really going to enhance the old-fashioned look of the quilt.  I had to draw this design until I was blue in the face, so I could cement the pattern and movement into my brain.  Everything you see is free motion, not computerized at all.

The snow is supposed to start in earnest this afternoon and throughout the night.  If I drop off the planet, it's because we've lost our power and Internet connection. 

Our power supplier, PG&E has set up camp in our one and only shopping area in town.  They are preparing for the worst, as we are also supposed to have 25 mile an hour winds along with 18" of snow on Wednesday.  Yikes! 

Keep sending your good vibes my way as I tipple while I stipple!

Soon,

Lynn

20 comments:

  1. Lynn...Wow! To me it looks like water being "cut" by the ship as it moves forward, creating the bow waves that are pushed to the side. Saw that on our Alaska cruise when we left the port in San Francisco!

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    1. I hadn't thought about that Paula.....but you are right!

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    2. The bow waves become the wake!

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  2. Paula that's true. It really does look like that. Perfect.

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  3. Oh yes, Paula is so right! Perhaps being flummoxed is a lot like procrastinating - it makes the ideas flow! Happy (warm) quilting, Lynn!

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  4. Your quilting is beautiful, Lynn. Those areas are evocative of wa es breaking on the shore of a lake. Or ... pond?

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  5. I too live in the mountains (So Cal) and hear you with the wind and snow. Since Friday we have had about 16 inches of snow and more coming tonight, tomorrow and then Thursday and Friday with the associated power issues. My best investment ever was a full house Generac generator about eight years ago. Keep warm and stay safe.

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  6. It's gorgeous!! Now that we see what you've done in the negative spaces, I can't wait to see what you do in the actual blocks! :-) I just had a machine quilting on a long arm class about 2 weeks ago, and it sure isn't an easy art!! Stay warm and dry!! I hope your power stays on! Hugs, H

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  7. Oh your quilting is gorgeous! Perfect for this quilt. Hope you don't lose power. Stay sung under all that show.

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  8. I love your quilting. It looks wonderful. Congratulations.

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  9. That's perfect Paula...the waves from a boat, and for this quilt Crossing the "Pond". Love the quilt Lynn, your work is beautiful! How are your?

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  10. Frost bitten fingers was dropped from the above.

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  11. It's 28 degrees here in Danville this morning, Lynn. I sure hope you haven't frozen to your machine up there!!!!

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