|I started with this one. Bright colors, picked by the lucky nephew who is on the receiving end of the quilt!|
|I forget the name of the Panto, but it is zigs and zags alternating direction.|
It gives wonderful texture to the quilt.
|We have never used microfiber sheets for backings before, but they all quilted up fine. They have a really soft hand, too.|
|I quilted up number two for another nephew. He also picked the colors.|
The sugar skull border fabric is a perfect finish!
|Panto: Woven wind|
|Microfiber sheet on the back again!|
|Number three was quilted by Mr W out in the man-cave. This is my favorite of the rail fence ones because of the color combination.|
|Panto: Square spiral|
|The texture really shows on the back, another sheet.|
|I quilted number four, made for a niece, or sister...I don't remember.|
|I used King Tut variegated thread for the quilting.|
Panto: Flower power
|The backing is another sheet, but the color doesn't come through correctly here. It is a nice lavender.|
|I like that the quilt maker fussy cut some of the fabrics for the crazy blocks.|
|The recipient must love nature and animals.|
|Mr Wazoo quilted it with t he Small Splat Panto.|
|The quilt is the only one with a patterned sheet on the back.|
I added borders to the red quilt and loaded it on the Millie yesterday late afternoon. It was chugging along when I heard a loud WHACK! noise and then the dreaded hum of the machine being stopped in it's tracks. I jumped up and tried to get the firmly stuck needle up out of the quilt by turning the hand wheel, but nothing would move. I cut the thread to release the tension on the quilt, but that didn't work either. I called out for Mr Wazoo to come quickly, and after trying in vain to get anything to move, unplugged the machine. Silence. OMG! I just knew I was going to have a rip in the quilt, or at least lose the pattern on the computer. We undid the side panel and found thread had gone into the gap around the take up lever and wound itself tightly around the shaft, stopping any movement of the needle bar. Mr W used a box cutter and tweezers to get the thread off, and was able to finally raise the needle from the quilt. No rip!! Yippee!! I plugged everything back in and it all came to life. Guess what? There was the pattern, still on the screen of the tablet indicating the spot where the pattern was so cruelly stopped. I was so elated at the prospect of the quilt suffering no damage and the pattern being intact, I gave the man a big hug. We both decided it was best to leave while we were ahead, and did so at 6:30. A nice steak dinner made the evening complete.
I'll finish the quilt today And get the binding on and hand sewn tonight. It will go to a nice lady who was totally enamored with my quilts at the trunk show a couple of weeks ago. She wanted to buy one, but I had only show quilts with me and I don't part with those. I promised to get a quilt to her, and this is the one. Not to buy...as a gift. It makes me happy to give appreciative people a quilt.
|Here is the top, all ready to be quilted. A quick trip to the quilt shop for backing, and it was loaded and the quilting started. I'll post photos when it is done.|