The wait is over and it was worth the wait! As I promised...
A heavily pieced backing, a LAers dream come true. Mmmmm, not so much. The client was my good friend Patti, so she thought she would throw me few curve balls. Help break me in. Thanks, Patti. :-) Actually, it really did teach me a lot. A heavily pieced backing can cause tension issues, but I paid close attention and no problems. Also the green fabric is a batik. Apparently, batik backings don't always want to play nice due to their thread count. I know several LAers that won't accept batik backings. Well, this one also did not want to play nice. For some reason, I was getting very tiny batting pokies poking through the backing. Hardly noticeable, but not to me of course. Jamie warned me of this issue. I called and spoke with him again a few times regarding this and he reassured me that it was nothing I was doing and they would slough off with wash and use. I felt bad bugging him because he was in Rhode Island working the A-1 Booth at MQX. He also told me my feathers looked better than his!! Yeah, right. This was all very helpful for working with clients in the future.
I need to mention the pattern for this quilt. I forgot to for my 30s quilt and I received quite a few emails asking me what the pattern was. This pattern is taken from one of my all time favorite quilt books.
Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. The pattern is called "Friendship Braid" and is also pictured on the cover of the book. My 30s quilt is also a pattern taken from this book called "Garden Trellis." Also, I posted about this quilt that I am making for my sister Kristin, again it's a pattern from this book. It's a great book to have!!
Thank you for all the kind words and encouragement regarding my quilting. It really made my whole weekend!! I finally have a price list that I am able to email if you interested in having me quilt for you. I would be honored!! Christine, you left me a comment on the last post, but you are a no-reply blogger, so I have no way to contact you. Please email me, but the answer is "yes" I am accepting clients and quilt tops!! :-)
I'm off to the eye doctor...yet again. I think this should be the last appointment for a while. This current prescription of contacts seem to be perfect. Fingers crossed.