One coffee-themed block:
The second coffee-themed block - this one is the correct design!
Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner
I've been avoiding quilting my own quilts, partly because my machine is just not up to the challenge of large-scale quilting in anything other than straight lines, partly because I didn't want to open that door.
But I need at least one quilt for Material Obsession's Swap Day on Saturday - something bright and 'modern', and the only thing that even vaguely fit the order was Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner, last photographed here:
The quilting is very basic - 'stitch in the ditch' in a diamond pattern, following the pattern of the blocks. It's not very tight quilting, so I imagine there'll be quite a bit of puffiness as it goes through washes and washes.
I'll be sewing the binding on over the next couple of days/nights.
I did my machine quilting course last Wednesday on the Avanti longarm machine. Very nice, very educational. Lots to learn and take in, but also a pleasure to work with.
I wish I'd taken the Angela Walter's Free Motion Quilting book along with me so I could try out the various quilting styles, but, hey, there's lots of quilts yet to go!
After I finish The Eternity Quilt, I may start working on the piles of quilt tops that I haven't gotten around to quilting - partly because when I finished them I didn't have the money to get them quilted, partly because at least one of them will need specialised quilting
Speaking of which...
Still a WIP - until this weekend!
Again, I'm hoping to get this done for Material Obsession's Swap Day - this coming Saturday. And I have three or so hours booked at the Avanti this afternoon, so hopefully some inroads will be made on the quilting. At the least, I want the copperplate outlined and emphasised with some very fine stippling. Once that's done, I'll branch out further out with curls and flourishes all the way to the edge of the quilt.
I'm privately hoping to get the binding completed tomorrow, but realistically it's very unlikely. It's a HUGE quilt! I'll be very glad to have it done, though!
eta: OMG. DONE LIKE A DINNER.
I'm going to visit my dad and his new wife in Vietnam after Christmas. I'm contemplating taking a quilt along for her - not sure quite what, though - I know almost nothing about her style, or what she might like, and I'd hate to put a lot of effort into something she thinks is 'meh'. (I don't know, she might think it's 'meh' anyway?) She seems like a very fashionable person. And I am decidedly...not fashionable. :)
Maybe leave it until after I've visited them and have a better idea of her likes/dislikes? Or whether she'd want a quilt at all.
I'm offering one package comprising a half-metre each of three Mendocino Mermaids prints. Go and enter the giveaway!
I <3 Kona
Received the charms from my charm swap with Alyssa at Pile O'Fabric
And I think that's about it for me!
So what have you been working on this week?