Blog for 2019
A look back at my creations and news for 2019!

I do love quilting other peoples’ quilts, but I welcome the current break in demand. It offers me time to create some of the things going on in my head. Also, more sitting.
A couple years ago, I purchased a pattern by Whirligig Designs called ‘Taos’ (coincidence….). I chose not to buy the recommended rulers, reasoning that all one needs is a straight ruler and a calculator and one can get the job done. Well, that’s a load of crap and I deeply regretted not buying the rulers. But I did ‘get the job done’, nonetheless. I’ll post the progression photos here.

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I think it’s interesting to see it grow. Here are some shots after it went through the longarm. I’ll start with the good ones.

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So that’s all well and good. But then there was this disaster:

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You can see Wheeler Peak in the middle. And in the points connecting the white squares. This was more than a little crushing.

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With some skill, I could turn the peak into a valley. Sad face. I did some research, queried about it on Instagram, and I now believe the source was too many straight lines meeting in one point. I was told that blocking would help. So I blocked it:

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So much work. I rarely block quilts, and never this big. I’m not recommending that you skip this step. I’m just saying I’m pretty lazy. I don’t have any carpet anywhere. I had to wash this floor, wash the quilt, square it with my handy 90 degree laser tool, weigh it down with whatever I could find in the garage, and wait 2 days for it to dry. It really, really did help tremendously. A non-quilter would not notice. I called it a win.

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So now I’ll enter it in a show or two (or try to), and then sell it. (or try to)

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Ruby takes dress-up every seriously.

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