Once I made a statement. I stated that the grandbebe quilts weren’t ‘late’ until after the grandbebe’s were two years old.
Well. Fine. It’s not like either the quilt or the grandbebe’s are going to go sour! And there is nothing like a deadline, or past due date to get me moving.
Anyway. Grandgirl Four turned two in December. Therefore, I ramped up the quilting in January. I have made grand progress. Truly. In the four short weeks since really starting to crank it out, I am almost past the point of being able to use the hoop and will be moving to the outer edges for quilting.
I am pleased with my technique (mostly), and really pleased with Dearest Sister’s embroidered parts, and super pleased with our choices of materials and patch selections. We definitely will have to do the same team activity for Quilt Numero Five. (See here for the down-low on that one.)
Anyway #2. As part of the Great Closet Clean-Out, I came across a stack of old quilting mags DSis came upon through some "opportunity", and gave to me. And because of this recent quilting time, I have been thinking that maybe I can diversify and/or upgrade some of my piecing/quilting skilz along with my other fibery interests. Therefore, I have been perusing some of these old ‘zines. I have remembered some things that perhaps I knew and forgot, or perhaps I didn't know at all. I am not sure where I will go with my new ideas, but do believe technique will be improved in the piecing of the fifth quilt.
These are not constructed or posed photos. I am constantly removing him from the quilt. Fortunately, he does not shed, and I like to think he has excellent discernment.