Monday, July 2, 2007

More Country Quilting

Frances and I went out to Janice's yesterday so Frances could have a go on the quilting frame. We were going to take Lorraine with us but we couldn't get her to answer the door. We thought she must be having a really good sleep but it turned out she had ended up in hospital in the wee hours of the morning. What a bummer. She is home now but is awaiting surgery. I hope she doesn't have to wait too long.

Frances decided to quilt the top she made last year at our club's mystery half-nighter. She thinks it is too bright but I think it is just great. I think she is going to give it to her nephew.

Frances pinning on her quilt:

Still pinning the quilt!
Getting underway:
What happened here? Are there any technical-minded quilters out there who can explain how this happens?
The back of the quilting:
Finally finished:
Pretty good for a first effort I thought. I just lazed around while Frances did all the hard work. I was going to do some hand applique on the club raffle quilt but France's daughter Amy came out with baby Georgia Rose to see what we were getting up to. So I had a lovely time being a pretend grand mother giving her lots of cuddles and kisses and playing on the bed that Janice has in her studio (great idea having a bed in your studio!) In fact I might have fallen asleep if I hadn't had Georgia Rose to keep me entertained. We were joined by Kaz, the German Shepherd, who did a good job of barking when we arrived.


meggie said...

I love that bright quilt! It will be perfect for a boy.
You lucky girl, having a baby to play with.

Janice said...

and i even got time to vacuum before I left - hope you were impressed! glad you enjoyed yourselves. did jennifer gaskin call in?

atet said...

That bright quilt is simply fantastic! Thanks for your comment on my blog, I'll give the idea of a no-buy July a serious think!

ruth said...

Sounds like a wonderful day, and the quilt is gorgeous!

monica said...

lovely quilt...

My machine does that when the needle needs changing... don't know if this helps.

Brambleberry said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Lisa said...

Thanks for saying such nice things about my lone star. It had been in the cupboard for so long before it got quilted that I'd forgotten how striking the pattern is.

Sounds like after you got over the hospital fright you had a fun day. The skipped stitches might be caused if you're moving really fast and the top and bottom threads can't "lock" together. It might help if you can lower the needle so it is going further through the fabric.