Well I have had a personal project on the frame while I worked on some piecing for two customers. I was able to do some custom work that most of us are not willing to pay for. (Honestly, don't know that I would pay the $600+ for the quilting this one would have cost).
Anyway, quilt is about 110" so it is to wide for my setup since I added QBot. That just means that not only will the quilt have to be turned, it will have to be shifted left and right as well.
This is the back side. Oh my goodness, look at that texture. :)
Now the front....
I would say those pictures fall in the "good category".
Now for the bad.... As sooner that quilts for the public, one of my biggest challenges is wonky borders. I have to say so far, I have not had anything that I couldn't work through and usually my own borders are pretty good. UNTIL THIS ONE. This quilt was assembled at different hotels using the desk as my table. I DID NOT measure my borders prior to sewing and the quilt top was hanging off the table in the floor causing drag when adding the borders. All of this is a recipe for a wonky border. And....
Can you say hello because this border is so waving it has to be waving at you.
Now how to we quilt that out?
Terrible. :) so now I get to decide, do I leave it and let this be our new "whatever" quilt OR do I do what I should have done to star right with and fix the borders. (Which at this point would me I have to reverse quilt them before removing them).
I think I will just take it off the frame and leave it for a little bit and see just how much it bothers me.
Lesson learnt and I would have never attempted these borders had this been a customer quilt but it is good to tackle these challenges so I can better serve my customers.
In a mad rush to finish the new sample quilts for the booth this weekend, I have another variation of the AccuQuilt Flowerinf Snowball on the frame.
I am completely amazed the difference fabric choice makes in the way a quilt looks. You can search my blog for the scrappy version made recently. Doesn't even look like the same quilt. When I have them on display this weekend, I will picture them side by side.
Here is an up close of the quilting design. I love this.
We all have our special gifts that I believe come from God. There's no doubt in my mind that one of my gifts is quilting. This is the quilt I had on the frame the other day.
While at work, a lady was telling me about her daughter who is in her early 20s and suffering from chronic pain. The accident that caused this condition happen while this young lady was serving God herself. When I return home that evening I went to my quilt room and started working on this quilt just like any other day. I could not stop thinking about this young lady and her condition. I started praying for her healing and for her comfort. The more I quilted, the more I prayed and the more I realized this quilt was meant for this young lady.
God gives us all different gifts. All are very important.
I will continue to pray for this young lady. My wish is that very one could figure out their gift from God and find a way to glorify others from that.