Friday, December 29, 2006

I can almost see a mill

I worked on the Village again last night. I worked from home yesterday and am going to again today. My stitching time sure does suffer when I do this, no train time! So I haven't made any progress on BFG. Over with next four days I have off work, I plan on just working on the Village and I need to get back to Marquior ABC - I haven't even started part four yet.

Today I plan on doing something I haven't done in over eight maybe even nine months - finish a quilt! I had one come back from the quilters the week before last. I'm going to bind it today. I finished piecing this one up last January. It only took a year and it's only a 60 inch quilt. Long story though, it's a Thimbleberries quilt of the month from 2005 and it has a mate. I found a new quilter in Seattle and had her machine quilt the first one in July of 2005. Last February I attended a five day machine quilting class myself with Harriott Hargrave (who some 23 years ago revitalized machine quilting). This quilt was within the size I'm comfortable with and within my abilities but I wanted the quilting to match it's mate. So I sent it off to Seattle last April. It just came back. The quilter had a few set backs and it took this long for her to quilt it. But in any case it looks nice and this might be just what I need to start quilting again. I have a dozen or so just waiting to be worked on, not to mention I never really practiced my new skill of machine quilting that I spent over $2,000 to learn. :-( So my next blog entry will have a picture of a quilt finish!

1 comment:

Karoline said...

It's looking lovely, great progress