June 03, 2012

Back to your regularly scheduled blog

I had so much fun yesterday, it was a bit bittersweet tiding up after the party.  I heard that one guest even forgot their drink me bottle, and was nearly eaten by their pet cat.  The good news is everyone is safe and sound now.

I am in a bit of a pickle about the quilting for my Lone Star.  I have some ideas about how I'd like it quilted but...  Of course there's always a but.  I was thinking I'd need to send it out to someone with a bigger throat.  Yet I wonder.

What if I quilted the quilt top to bottom and did what I could in the space allotted, and then came back and instead of turning the quilt 90 degrees, instead staggered it a bit for something more like 15 or 20 degrees, quilt through some more and turn another 15 or 20 degrees my leaders are big and fat so I could pin side up near the take up and the other towards the bottom?  That would give me the width of the frame to work some of the bigger/longer designs in.  And  it's true I'd have to be careful not to sew the extra leaders to the quilt, and yes I will likely have more starts and stops but...

Any thoughts for this rule breaking quilter?  For the record this is all Sue and Dana's fault, making me think maybe I too can quilt it myself...  Must still have a little bit of Alice in me.


QuiltSue said...

Hang on a minute. How come I'm getting the blame for this?

I'm going to have to think about your idea for turning the quilt - it's too early in the morning right now for brain work.

Dana Gaffney said...

I'm real interested in seeing what others say, especially if they have a mid arm. You know that I say break the rules.