What a great feeling, to finish the Quilt of Valour that I blogged about last week HERE , hang it on the line, and snap some pictures. It wasn't quite so great to have to plow my way through the snow drifts to get to the clothesline! There was a bit of a path going along the side of the house where the wood is piled so I stopped there first. That was the easy part.
The hardest part was finding the steps underneath the snow to get to the back deck and the clothesline. And did I mention the wind?
I had to wait and wait for the quilt to "fall" in between the gusts of wind.
But patience finally paid off...
I machine quilted an edge to edge design with swirls, which, as a beginner at this, I like to call "Wonky Swirls". They can only get better, right?
QOV prefers that you make a presentation/pillow case to go with the quilt. Knowing how tricky it is to carry a quilt in a pillowcase, I decided to peruse blogland and found a great idea at Amazingmae for a Roadtrip Pillowcase with handles. I used the Easy Tube Pillow Case method by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company on Youtube HERE to make the case. Then I used Amazingmae's idea for the handles, but shortened them to 12" and used a 14" strip of Velcro at the ends. When filled with the quilt, or a pillow, it is ready to go!
Today I am working on a VW Beetle quilt. It is a 20 block quilt and I now have 7 blocks quilted, so I better put the pedal to the metal! Here is a sneak peek. Anyone else remember those "bugs"? When I first started dating Woodworker Hubby in the 70's, he had a purple bug!
It's a great day for quilting!