I went to the eye doctor today. I am diabetic and I need to have a dilated eye exam once a year. The good news is there is no diabetic retinopathy. The bad news is that I can’t quilt with dilated eyes 🙂
Tomorrow I will go back and pick out new glasses.
I got a new quilt top in the mail today! My friend Lisa Burmann bought it and asked me if I would like it. Here is what she said:
I was going to quilt it – but I haven’t because deep down I think it should be hand quilted.
She gave me a great deal….just what she paid for it.
Here is the top.
It measures 78.5″ x 97.5″ and it is signed in pencil
The block is called “Hickory Leaf” or “The Reel”…as well as several other names.
Lots of space to do quilting in the plain alternating blocks.
I am looking forward to doing this one….it doesn’t need any repair work!!
I started a bit of hand quilting on the Snowflake whole cloth. I am using Blue 40 weight thread (Presencia brand) and wool batting (Hobb’s Tuscany) and a #11 John James between needle.
I have only done a bit in the center but here is what is done
if you look at the snowflake you can get an idea of how I will quilt it. Everywhere you see the red background will be densely quilted with blue thread causing the white parts to stand out.
so think of the red as blue … the only difference is that I added a flower in the center to fill the space.