Thursday, November 21, 2013

Just start somewhere

Well here I am starting a blog, blindly, as usual I'll make it up as I go along.  Pretty much like I did with this quilt. I received a call from a mutual member from my quilt guild requesting my longarm quilting skills. And, if you don't belong to a quilt guild and you have one nearby, please join. It will enrich your life in so many ways. I'm thankful for and blessed by my guild. I digress, so I replied with sure, why not. I was given a bag with the top & backing and just tossed it to the side due to the fact it wasn't needing immediate attention. Lo & behold when I finally bring this gem to the light! Who doesn't love red & white?! And, it's at least a 40-50 year old quilt! Yikes! It's beautifully pieced and...I don't know what to do. So I sketched & sketched, debated, sketched some more. Stepped up to my machine like I'm a batter ready to hit a homerun. I wasted some time sketching because none of that panned out and I just started and hoped it worked out in the long run. 

Before pic is always nice.
Looking back at this before reminds me of the blankness I felt when I was up to bat. But...


I'm so glad I tossed the sketches. Whew! It was A LOT of fun watching it come to life!

I hope you like what I do, if not now stay tuned. Like my name, if it's not quilts going on around here, it's ponderings. Well, because I live in Ponder, ahahaha!

1 comment:

  1. I adore 2-colour quilts and this one is no exception - your quilting is turning it into a masterpiece. Beautiful.


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