Aunt Sharon sent a quilt for me to do for her. She made a jellyroll race quilt but super sized it for her queen bed. She was very happy with the quilt when she got it back. She said if she had a beach house, these are the colors she would use to decorate with. I'm all for following your dreams, so now she just needs one of those ocean sounds CDs to listen to before she goes to sleep at night!
The pantograph I used was a new one called Feathers A La Mode. I am so pleased with how it turned out. It is a beautiful pattern, I think. I used a light blue thread, so it really made the quilting stand out nicely, especially on the back.
And about those cats... This was the picture on the reusable shopping bag that Sharon sent the quilt in to me. We just found them to be very disturbing (and we are cat people), and I'm not sure why any retailer would want them on their shopping bags, but we were glad to send them back to State College!
I have plenty of my own projects to work on and no customer quilts lined up at the moment. If anyone has a quilt that needs quilting, I would love to load it on the frame and work on it for you!
EDIT - I apologize if I offended anyone regarding the cat bag. We actually got a lot of laughs out of it. I'm sure they are sweet kitties. They just have a look - made me feel like they were staring me down all week long as I quilted.
12/21/2013 05:48:07 am
The cats are a breed called Scottish folds, named of course for their ears that softly flop forward. They were discovered on a farm in Scotland in 1961, and are good natured pets that may have long or short hair.
1/21/2014 02:44:32 am
Do you remember the width she used just for the Jelly Roll Race part, or how many Jelly Roll's or strips she had to use? I have been wanting to make one for our Cal King bed with purple and green, but have been having trouble figuring it out. Everyone keeps suggesting to make a normal JRR and then sew them together, but that would have the stripes going from head to toe, and the quilt would be half purple and half green. I like how hers turned out. Great quilting to! I look forward to your reply.
1/21/2014 04:03:22 am
Kristi, I will try and find out for you. She definitely added some strips that were wider than 2-1/2 inches. I'll get back to you!
1/26/2014 11:43:49 pm
Kristi - My Aunt Sharon commented on the Watercolor Quilt blog post with answers to your questions. Please read there, and hope that helps answer your questions. She used her own fabric and cut 2-1/2" and 3-1/2" strips. Have a great day!
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