Natalie's quilt on the frame
I didn't get quite as much done yesterday as I wanted but it was a busy day with other stuff. We had our HVAC units serviced and I ran errands for the first time since last week's storm. I found some great new slip-on waterproof boots really cheap at a local outlet store. This week I learned that my 15 year old "basement boots" are split and they leak. I think I payed about $15 for them so I thanked them for their service and put my new $20 ones by the back door. I'm ready to stack more wood in preparation for the new storm coming this weekend. I also called to get the propane tank filled and maybe that will happen before the new storm too.
The more fun event of the day was quilt club last night. It's always good to get together with the Country School Quilters.
In between I got one major goal accomplished.
This is "Natalie's quilt". My friend made it for her step-daughter as a wedding gift. Isn't it spectacular? All I have to do is quilt it and I'm committed to doing that simply so that it doesn't take a year.
This is the backing. I'm not particularly fond of it but I am assured that Natalie will love it and that's what matters.
I got it loaded and basted yesterday. It's very flat so it was easy to load. I'm going to quilt it with a medium gray on top and light gray on the back. I don't really want the quilting to show much on this one because the graphic nature of the rings needs to be the main focus. On the back I didn't want the quilting to show at all. Light gray is perfect.
I'm trying to come up with a simple quilt plan. I will do continuous curves in the rings and maybe a simple ruler work motif for the gray areas. I'm thinking something like this. But I'm open for ideas! I hope to get started quilting Thursday. It's a big quilt so it's going to take a while.
1/12/2022 10:37:03 am
Flat is good! It is such a pretty quilt.
that is a beautiful quilt good luck with your plan for quilting. The snow might come far enough down south that we will get snow on Saturday. I think it is the same storm going out your way. I hope you can get your propane filled and that the storm won't be bad like the previous
1/12/2022 11:01:33 am
That is the most interesting and beautiful wedding ring quilt I've ever seen! I can't imagine the hours that went into making sure each ring was right where it belonged.
1/13/2022 07:09:03 am
Wow1 This is so beautiful :) You are a very good friend to do the quilting!
1/13/2022 08:04:38 am
That quilt is gorgeous. She certainly put a lot of work into making the colors of the rings line up that way.
1/13/2022 10:32:10 am
That is a beautiful quilt, made with so much love, and will be forever cherished by the recipients. It's such a bright, colorful quilt, which is what I like to see in a quilt, and I'm sure, whichever pattern you choose to use, will be perfect.
1/13/2022 12:19:08 pm
My cousin helped me quilt a queen sized DWR quilt top I found in my Mom’s stash after she passed away. We quilted the white background areas on her Longarm and then I took it home quilted the all the rings on my domestic Bernina 580. I wish I could post a picture of the design we did. The one you’re doing is absolutely beautiful and I’m sure you will quilt it beautifully as well!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.