Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Quilting the Pinwheels.

A few weeks ago I posted on the boards of SCQuilters asking for recommendations of a Long Arm Quilter to quilt this quilt. I had about 10 replies, mostly encouraging me to give it a go myself! One of the replies was from Gillian from Designer Quilts which is only a few suburbs away from where I am. She said she is actually buying a long arm quilter and then going to start hiring it out so you can go to her studio and use it quilting yourself! Which I think is a fantastic idea and can't wait till she has it up and running. I mean look at the photo! Here I am stuffing this quilt through my little machine's window. I'm just stitching in the ditch on the diagonal for the pinwheels and I must admit it is a bit boring quilting wise. So am thinking of doing a little circle swirl in the squares of the pinwheel that aren't quilted, does that make any sense??!

Getting off topic now... Here's a meme I picked up off Nicole Bridges blog. Just for a bit of fun.

Instructions: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following…They MUST be real places, names, things…nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You can’t use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Your Name: Helen
Famous Artist/Band/Musician: Hooley Dooleys!
4 letter word: Hope
NameVehicle: Hyundai
TV Show:Hey Hey Its Saturday
City: Hobart
Boy Name:Harry
Girl Name: Helga
Alcoholic drink:Harvey Wallbanger
Occupation: Hairdresser
Flower: Hibiscus
Something you wear: Hat
Celebrity: Halle Berry
Something found in a kitchen: Hot plate
Cartoon Character: Homer Simpson
Something You Shout: HELP!!!
A Country: Holland
A Song Title: Happy Birthday
An Artist (painter, photographer, etc): Henri Matisse
A Reason to stay home from Work or School: Headache
Something you’d see at a Zoo: Hippotumus
A Snack: Hot Dog
A Character in a Book: Harry Potter
Something Icky: Hairball
A Six-letter Word: Happen
Something Breakable: Heart
Non-Alcoholic Drink: Hot Chocolate
Something you Whisper: Hello.


AJ said...

I have the same problem Helen.....i do boring quilting too!!

Leah said...

OOh Helen, can't wait to see this one finished. I mentioned to my MIL that I like the look of pinwheels & she told me she thinks they might be "too precise" for me to attempt! PMSL....

Kim said...

Wow. That's a lot of H's. Looking at the quilt and backing in your photo, I like it much more than when you were asking for opinions. It looks quite different in that light! So you can cross me off the nays and put me on the yehs. They look good together!

Helen said...

Kim, change of opinion noted! LOL

Leah, that wasn't very positive of your MIL! Tell her practise makes perfect! :)

Marsaili said...

Hi Helen! I've been trying to quilt a baby quilt for my son (he's nearly 2 now, I started it when he had just turned 1) I tried doing stuff other than in the ditch or grids but I haven't had a lot of luck--yet. I've been practicing free motion quilting so I can finish his quilt and get other's finished as well! I love your quilt, it's really pretty and you have a great blog!