First, there's been only a little progress on My Small World. After cleaning up the Scrap Vortex mess, I've been slow to shore up energy to scrabble through scraps for the bits needed to complete Section 3.
Christa Watson's new book Machine Quilting With Style: From Walking Foot Wonders to Free-motion Favorites. I'll have a giveaway when my blog hop turn comes up, and you won't want to miss it!
"Prism" had been languishing since our Central Florida MQG retreat in May, so I finished the top by adding two borders of white Kona. The top is about 72-1/2" X 72-1/2". The quilt sandwich is a wide-back, and two layers of Quilter's Dream batting - Select loft cotton on the bottom, and wool on top.
I've begun quilting, using a pale yellow 50-weight Aurifil on top, and white 60-weight YLI on the bottom. This time I'm keeping a stopwatch to mark the time spent quilting, and burying thread tails, preparing for the inevitable question, "How long did it take to quilt it?"
As well, we've been asked to ship Ad Libbing - or "AL," as Lora and I affectionately refer to this quilt - to Houston as soon as possible. While it's needed for the show, Quilting Arts magazine also wants to photograph it to "possibly be featured in the seventh annual edition of International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene." Wow.
If you're interested, here's the complete list of quilters juried into Quilt Festival. You'll doubtlessly recognize a few names of "celebrity quilters." What can I say? So darned cool. Linda