Sunday, June 10, 2007

Finished!

I am VERY happy to report that I've finished quilting my friend's convergence quilt. It is far from perfect, but it will do just fine. I finally gave up with the water design I wanted to do. It's a freehand right to left design, and no matter how much I practiced on my Magnadoodle I couldn't do it. I finally decided it's because going left to right is so firmly entrenched in my brain that no matter how hard I try I reverse direction without thinking. I know the same pattern can be done left to right, but since my book shows it being done in the opposite direction I'll need to take a reverse photocopy in order to picture it.

I am happy with how it turned out, and I know my friend will be also. I've now received another customer quilt plus a charity quilt plus two quilts from a friend I'm quilting in trade for batting. So doing another of my own - plus Joseph's - will need to be delayed a bit longer.

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Gratitudes:
1. Perfect weather for fertilizing the lawn
2. A husband who enjoys grocery shopping
3. King Tut variegated thread
4. Sleeping in this morning
5. Another come from behind Mariners victory

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10 comments:

Fiona said...

Looks excellent to me and the thread choice was perfect.

Dawn said...

Oh it looks wonderful! Your friend is going to be so excited to get it back! I love that sun!

Joanne said...

The quilting looks great -- I like your thread choice too.

Gail said...

Wow! So many things to see on this one: the technique, the quilting, the fabric choices....I have the convergence book and want to try one, now I see how great yours turned out-it is encouraging.

quiltorstitch said...

That turned out really well, I am glad you got the courage up to quilt this! You do such beautiful work :)

Libby said...

Wow! It turned out marvelous. Using a magnadoodle for practice is inspired *s*

swooze said...

What a wonderful quilt. The quilting really made the quilt and you did a wonderful job. All that worry for nothing! ;)

Judy said...

I think you did just fabulously!

Nan said...

The quilt is gorgeous - the quilting really does it! What a talented lady you are!

Oh, and one more thing.....GO MARINERS!!!!!! They have been amazing recently, haven't they?

Sincerely, Nan

cher said...

you absolutely nailed the sun perfectly Patti-and the waves you came up with worked out just fine...good going!