I always enjoy reading the information that comes through from the Modern Quilt Guild. So when this challenge was announced I pretty much expressed interest in quilting a quilt for the charity challenge immediately (I do wonder that I perhaps mentioned too many times that it was only the quilting I was interested in!)
Lovely group of very enthusiastic ladies all in the NE of America - from New York up to Maine. The quilt top is titled 'A Happy Little Mountain Range' - so I took the angles of the triangles and quilted each 'mountain' in a separate pattern. Here are some pictures of our finished quilt.
The Greek key stitch is actually really hard to do - in terms of traveling around and working out how big your square is going to be - going in and coming out again. Practice is still needed but I'm getting there.
It has been a whole year now since Freddie arrived. I have wholeheartedly fallen in love with the texture that quilting can create on top of a quilt.
The little double pebble motif above was really easy and looked really cute. And I marked for the first time ever for the baptist fan (just dots) but it kept the motif much more regulated in terms of direction, position & size so I'll be marking again for that pattern in the future.
I've quilted a bias top before - but a bias back? I was quietly (but utterly) terrified. Much effort was taken in terms of keeping the tension on the backing constant & even with constant checking and adjusting with the frames bungee cords.
If I ever tire of inspecting the back of something I've quilted I think it will mean that I've lost interest. For me I LOVE the backs (sometimes more than the front - but ssshhhh!)
And above the mountain tops? Of course - the serene and ever flowing McTavishing esq type thing I do.
If you are in QuiltCon this February and get to see this hanging in person please send me a photo - I have the most exciting engagement ever at that time (the sky over the mountains might give you a clue.) So I won't be in Texas - but I will be traveling!!!