is done. At least, my part of it is. I finished the quilting the afternoon I left Muscat (Aug 7) and did the trimming this morning so we could take photos.
Here it is, hanging in the garden at Corinne’s Mom’s. The sunlight was a bit strong, but the quilting shows much clearer than in the photos taken in the shade.And some close-ups of the quilting…We showed Isabelle when I arrived here, and she is really happy with it. Now, she is in Tahiti, on the beach, probably. She has moved there for a year, and won’t be needing any quilts for a while.
Corinne will bind do the binding and the label so he next time her sister comes home to visit, it will be ready.
This was an interesting quilt to quilt – very different from anything I’ve tried before. I did as the judge at the Kuwait Exhibition said, and basted it together first, and then stabilized it by stitching in-the-ditch along most of the straight seams. Then I filled in the sections, letting them dictate what I should do. I turned it on the frame as well, so I could do the small blue sashings and the top and bottom borders in one run, instead of having to do a bit and then advance the quilt. It would be really nice sometimes to have a bigger machine, so I could do more than a 10 inch run without rolling back and forth. Oh well, there is still lots I can learn with my little Betty Bailey …. and I am so glad to have her.Hope you enjoy the photos of the quilt. I am headed back to Muscat tomorrow morning, Where my mystery quilt awaits me there.