Quilting On A Friend for a Friend
Quilting on a Friend. Whenever I say those words, in my head I hear The Rolling Stones singing Waiting on a Friend from their Tattoo You album. A true album, so you know it’s an old song – from 1981 actually. One of the few songs you can actually understand Mick Jagger, kind of. It has always been one of my favorites but I never knew they had made a video way back when.
Remember when I was number 2,000+ in line trying to get Rolling Stones tickets last Fall?!
Yeah, that didn’t happen. That’s exactly why ticket brokers are so popular, in my mind anyway. Now that I’ve gotten completely off topic . . . let’s get back to quilting shall we?!
Quilting On a Friend
A nice friend and I put our collaborative minds together, and we came up with a plan. I am doing some quilting for Mary, who had this beautiful quilt top just begging to be quilted. Mary even had an idea of how she could picture the quilting pattern, and sent me a link. After checking out the link, I got out my trusty acrylic board and roughly drew out a quilting pattern. Yes! I can quilt it without breaking the thread too often, unless I ran out of bobbin thread.
Speaking of thread, here is our choice which looks really nice with the background fabric too don’t you think?! The background has cute hedgehogs on it – adorbs.
But what about the border??
Then I turned my attention to the border. Hmm, I have a few stencils and I thought a cable would look nice. Until I pulled it out and tried it, that is. Umm. No way!
Then I saw the diamonds and knew that half of it would be perfect as it matches the pitch on the half square triangles. Mary agreed, and we were good to go. Now I need a little stretch of time in the sewing room, and I’ll be jumping into getting this finished up. It happens to be a first quarter goal for Mary, and I told her my goal is to have it all wrapped up in January. Go!
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