Tuesday, October 31, 2017

En Provence - Preparing for Quilting

I have chosen the backing, the thread, and the pantograph that I want to use for my En Provence quilt. I think it is going to be good! I just need to press the backing and the top to make sure they are both nice and flat. I plan to get that done today and, hopefully, get it all loaded onto my long arm. I really doubt that I will get any quilting done on it today because I have to run a couple errands after my exercise class a little later today and then I just might not have the energy. I like to be nice and fresh and focused when I do any quilting.

Bonnie Hunter has announced her 2017 mystery quilt and I love the colours that she has chosen. I will definitely be downloading the instructions as they are released but I am not sure if I will participate during the actual mystery. I just may wait and make it later when the time suits me better - we will see if I can resist!

I finished Betty's quilt last evening and I think she is going to be very happy with it. I don't know if you recognize the panto that I used but it is the same one that I used on Crumby Kisses called Cool Beans. I used Cansew #6711 for the top thread and magnaglide light tan in the bobbin.

I will be seeing Betty later today so I will take her quilt with me. It is always so exciting to give back a quilt and see the owner's reaction. There is magic that takes place when a flimsy is quilted and actually turned into a quilt. :)


Deb A said...

Very nice! The prep work for quilting is what always holds me up..... smart to start the actual quilting with a fresh mind.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I have never made a Bonnie Mystery. I think I would have download the instructions and save them for later and see if I like the mystery quilt before I could dive in. Isn't that aweful! LOL I agree about the quilting it is very much like magic!!

KaHolly said...

Looking good! Can’t wait to see it all finished up!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Beautiful job on Betty's quilt.
I look forward to seeing how you quilt En Provence.