Though Austin and his parents returned home last week, I just had to share one more picture of him. We got out the John Deere toys our son had played with when he was little. So glad we hung onto them.
The white spaces are filled in with an all over sort of triple "C" design. I'm pretty sure I saw it online someplace and after doing some drawing, came up with my own version of it.
The quilting is "half-and-half" - half quilted entirely free-motion and the other half quilted with the aid of the BSR (Bernina stitch regulator). I'm still uncertain as to what I think about the BSR. On one hand without it: 1) I like the way I'm able to make my own pretty stitches, particularly when starting to stitch, and 2) the machine sounds smoother when the regulator isn't on. On the other hand, using the BSR: 1) stitches are definitely of a more uniform length, but the very first stitch (after a stop) doesn't want to "launch" - it's usually longer than subsequent stitches - and, 2) the machine definitely sounds different. It sounds like a longarm machine.
Last Tuesday The Villages Daily Sun newspaper came to our house to interview me about "Snowflake Medallion" - where it's headed (to the AQS show in Des Moines, Iowa) and where it's been. A photographer took a half dozen photos of Snowflake and me, and a videographer recorded me free-motion quilting on the above-mentioned Great Granny quilt. The article appeared in the Friday, September 7 issue of the newspaper, and on the same day, was local "news" on The Villages cable TV channel. Pretty fun stuff for me. By the way, that's my Supernova quilt, Lee's quilt-along from 2011, on the wall behind me.
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