Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Snippet of Joyce's Quilt in Progress

I feel like things are moving slowly this January - but in a good way.  After an absolutely crazy and hectic November and December, I am really enjoying the slow down.  I think part of it is pregnancy - I just move slower right now!  :)

Joyce's quilt is - magnificent - all on it's own!  I'm beyond honored to have been asked to quilt it for her - and to know there are many very good and talented long armers in our area, Joyce was asked to be put on my waiting list and has had this quilt ready for months for me to work on.  I'm feeling very special and doing my best to take my time, do it right - and do it justice.

I have grand plans for this beauty!  She asked for double batt and I think that was really a great choice for quilting definition.  I've layered Hobbs Tuscany Wool over Hobbs 80/20 and that always seems to give a gorgeous lofty look.  Wool also has this fantastic filling quality where it really fills out the quilting designs.  It is just lovely to work with.

I am using my new rulers that my Husband bought me for Christmas from Linda Hrcka of The Quilted Pineapple fame.  I'm thrilled with her new long arm templates - she is a fantastic quilter whose work I have admired for years.  When I first started quilting I would go to her web site and drool over her quilts - and try to emulate her gorgeous quilting.  If you haven't visited her blog before - prepare to be glued to your screen for a good portion of the day!  :)

I'm taking my time but moving along.  I am almost 5 months along now if you can believe it!  I am feeling good but definitely have begun to waddle.  LOL  Everything takes a little longer and I'm nesting terribly.  Looking forward to baby's arrival in a few short months!


Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Oh so pretty Valerie -- I purchased a set of Linda's rulers too! To use on my domestic machine. Just waiting for that ruler foot to come in now. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilting. Karen

Linda said...

This is one of my most favorite quilts!!! Your quilting made it amazing!