I've spent much of the day looking at pics of my quilts where I've done unusual quilting. And this one said "post me, post me" so here's Home for Christmas.
I made this for a very good friend of mine. It was supposed to have wonky houses, but I realized I wasn't going to have any space for fun quilting. I really wanted to get her scottie and two cats in the quilt, so finally I decided to go a completely different route and leave lots of space for the quilting. Lots and lots of space.
I sketched on scrap paper for awhile and then drew my image on here with yellow chalk. All the quilting was done with red perle cotton size 8. Now my friend just needs to live in a place with dramatic red walls so this would show up nicely.
I worked today with Bonnie on another page for Quiltville, this one on threads: quilting thread, embroidery floss and perle cotton. I made a little quilting sample of the threads so you can see the difference in the weights. Plus Bonnie convinced me to throw some examples of it in action (so you don't just have to remember it from when I blogged the quilts). If you're at all interested, take a look. Next up should be the free-hand fans.
Didn't do much else today besides play with quilt pics. I did do another unit in my French - now I can tell time, so long as it's exactly on the hour. Don't expect me to be able to pronounce anything correctly tho. Seems to be lots of talking thru the nose, leaving out lots of consonents, and being able to make an "rrrr" sound in the back of the throat.