Friday, August 17, 2012

RWB all over the place!


Today, with inspiration and motivation BACK in action, I was busy, busy, busy quilting Old Glory in-between loads of laundry.  KNOWING I had LOTS of laundry, I set the alarm clock on my phone for every 45 minutes so that I wouldn't get "lost downstairs" all day.  Worked like a charm, 'cept for the one time when I was SO tuned into my quilting that the alarm nearly gave me a heart attack and I made a little 'oops' in the quilting!  I've lost track of how many loads I've done....maybe the 8th is in the washer???  (Yeah, it got a bit out of hand the past two weeks!)

I tried out a new pantograph on Old Glory:  Pageboy.  It's extremely repetitive, wouldn't you say?  I'll have to think some more on how much I like it and what types of quilts to use it on.  I LOVED the actual quilting of it;  a nice-n-easy loopy pattern that went rather quickly.

I never showed a close up of the quilting on Star Harbor the other day.  Pantograph:  Climber.  A very forgiving panto, and not so repetitive/linear looking.

So now, I am resting my back for a bit with a sit-down before needing to make dinner and start my evening goals of labels and binding in order to get these out to Karen, the Wisconsin QOV contact person.  Bonnie is giving the impression that she is going to be on QuiltCam tonight, and I can't wait to have a sewing-buddy while I'm working away this evening.



Found this the other day:  figured it would hit home with a few of us :)

Happy Weekend!

8 comments:

scraphappy said...

I REALLY like the first panto you showed--so swirly! Lots of RWB for you. Glad you are getting in a good burst. I'll be tuning in with Bonnie tonight too-- see you then.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Wow!!! They turned out really well!!! I love the panto on the first one... might have to contract you to quilt something for me :o)

Ms. C said...

Love those QOV! Someone is sure to love them and the hard work put into making them.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

OH yes, those "waves" would look great! Love it. I am hoping to get some sewing in tonight too.. Wish me luck, right now it is off to Lowes, and the pet store, then come home and start the laundry so it is done by dinner tomorrow, and then hoepfully Sunday I can have some time to myself. Because saturday is Sheetrock Mud Sanding party day..... ugh, I hate sanding, but have to finish this before I can paint, and I need it painted yesterday.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the quilting on both...a very productive day!

Dee said...

I really like the Climber panto as well and have used it on several quilts myself. I've just finished piecing a QOV quilt, but still need to get mine quilted. Congratulations on completing 3!

jillquilts said...

Love the pageboy panto! I might have to get that one!

I can't see the climber one too well. Is it a Golden Threads one?

Andee said...

They are so beautiful! There are going to be some happy vets out there. Pat yourself on the back, you done good! SMILE. Glad we got to stitch with Bonnie again tonight!