Monday, January 11, 2016

No Quilter's Angst with This Quilt!


 Quilters fall in and out of love with projects.  It's par for the design and execution process. But this quilt?  I have loved every step of the process - from the six paper-pieced blocks to figuring out what additional fabrics to include to the little improv blocks.  I loved working with Frank and Terri Karls on the custom quilting.  I love every decision they made and executed in the longarming of this big quilt - 98" x 112".   This quilt (which needs a name) is based on The Bachelor from Amy Gerro's book. 



The paper-pieced blocks have some light quilting on them, enough to stabilize their position.  And once the quilt is bound, I think I will do some simple sashiko in the larger spaces of these complex blocks.  When John saw this quilted, his response was that this quilt cannot be given away.  I do a bedroom photo once this is complete and see how it looks there. This cold snowy January week is perfect for plowing through my to-do list and listening to 'XRT mourn David Bowie's death. 
This week's To Do list, next to the 1971 Low Spark of High-Heeled Boy's album cover that buddy Sarah S made.  Which brings to mind the sad news today of David Bowie.  I grew up with him.

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