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Where has time gone?

March 17, 2009

Time slips away so quickly sometimes.  I posted on the 9th, on the 10th I went outside to enjoy the weather and work in the yard.  And promptly stepped in a rut and twisted my knee, hence the lack of posts in the last week.

But I have been quilting, slowly, a little bit at a time.  Most of my quilting is still done standing, in spite of having the IQ, I find I stand to program it, and stand to freehand.  Some days I will sit on my saddle stool, but I feel like I have more control if I’m standing (and I don’t like lifting the cushioned mat to roll the saddle stool!

So what have I been working on?  Well, a customer quilt, a very large customer quilt!  I’m ready now to take this off the machine and hand-turn the binding for her, but first I had to take pictures.  With the fog outside and the studio lights today, conditions were excellent for seeing the quilting.

First up, the borders, and all these pictures show a combination of robotic quilting and freehand quilting.  I really like the effect of combining the two.

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Next the corner of the center section:

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And lastly, a larger view of the center section:

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An interesting aside on this quilt, the customer supplied a wool batt.  Not the brand of wool batt that I stock and use, but a different wool batt.  It was thinner, and a bit rougher, and thread breaks were an issue for this quilt.  I’ll be asking her what brand it is, as I would really like to know.

(all pictures are clickable for a larger view)

5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 17, 2009 12:04 pm

    Ouch! I sure hope your knee is better soon. You certainly do quilt beautifully while in pain though!

  2. March 17, 2009 2:35 pm

    Don’t know how you do such lovely work while in pain… Hope you’re better soon!

  3. sammi permalink
    March 17, 2009 9:41 pm

    Glad to hear that twist has healed enough to quilt … but keep it down to only 6 or 8 hours a day, okay?? Give it a chance to HEAL!

  4. March 18, 2009 7:28 am

    I really like that double circle in the blocks. Sets them off beautifully!

  5. March 18, 2009 8:46 am

    Absolutely beautiful!

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