Saturday, February 21, 2009
This is a class sample for my LQS, the CraZy 9 Patch, in Ramona, CA. Debbie is an exceptional piecer so I really wanted to do some special stuff in the quilt. I knew that I wanted to quilt it to define the over-under of the knots. And I knew that I would be using a ruler for most of it. Lots of ditch work. I did a double-line inside the black and then SID the entire knot. I strated using Superior MonoPoly but it kept breaking on me. I was using a new Gammill wide expanded base which gives lots of room for ruler work. but the nut connecting it bumps into the carriage. That would not normally be a problem but I just added Edgerider wheels to my mahcine which are the tiniest bit smaller than the old Gammill wheels. I just had to be carfule during diagonal ruler work.
I found a new Keryn Emmerson border design that was continuous. I also used Helen Squire design for the long heart shaped pieces of blue. I double-lined the black border also.
I used two battings, Warm & White on the bottom and Quilter's Dream Puff on the top to give the Celtic Knot some definition. I used Superior So Fine black thread and turquoise PermaCore.
I dropped it off at the LQS this afternoon. It was a hit.
My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.
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