I am back home again after the WAQG fall retreat weekend. I managed to get LOTS of work done on the Wedding Quilt for K&D. I spent plenty of time at the sewing machine, and crawling around on the floor laying out the blocks. By sometime in the afternoon on Saturday, I had this laid out. This was after about 8 to 9 hours of sewing.
There was much rejoicing, oohing and aahing amongst the retreat participants about the colors, and the way the circles just appear, despite no curved piecing. I had several offers to take this quilt off my hands, in case the bride and groom didn’t like it.
With stops for a nap, and an additional 6 hours of sewing, here’s what I ended up with. At this point, it was close to midnight. I was very pleased to fold this up and save time for rejoicing in the morning.
I was then able to pass the top and its wide batik backing fabric over to Mary of Mary’s Custom Quilting, to do the machine quilting on her longarm. Hurray! Now with a label and some binding, I’ll have one gorgeous present for K & D.
I’m so glad I got to finish this amongst my friends, who’ve encouraged me, and cheered me on as I faced my block phobia, and my fear of written patterns. I have to thank the folks at Glad Creations. They do write wonderful patterns, which are accurate, and are obviously well tested. And look at how wonderful those batik jelly rolls worked out, Carol, from Batiks Etc!