Postings and ponderings of a quilting and knitting addict!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


I LOVE that word… DONE (or FINISHED, or FINALLY DONE!)!  I have several “dones” to share with you today.  First of all, I went to retreat with my friends and I got the G9P DONE!! 


YYAAAAHHHHHHH!  That project has been in the works for about 1 1/2 years now, and had become the elephant in the middle of the room.  It weighed heavily on my mind that it was incomplete.  I must say that I LOVE the way it looks.  I also must say that I will NOT do anything that contains that many curved seams coming together at intersections for a L-O-N-G time!  I’m over my need to do curved piecing for a while (unless it is something simple like a drunkard’s path… never say “never”!).


And my next DONE…  I have been working for a couple of weeks on a show quilt for a customer.  Now please realize that I can’t really show you the quilt because it is her original design, and it is hers to reveal, so I am just going to show you a little peek at the quilting.  This is the first time I have done show quilting for someone else.  I found it hard to do, because 1)  I tend to be a perfectionist, 2) I tend to be a people pleaser so I called her about umpteen times because I did not want to do anything to her quilt without her knowing what was going on, 3) working on someone else’s quilt of this caliber adds a whole other layer of stress on top.  That said, here is a peek at her quilt.

Terry's quilt peek

And lest I should get a big ego over this, quilting continues to humble me as I go. I have just spent 8 hours using my new best friend…


Yep, I had 2 rows of bad tension on a pantograph design.  You would think I would have it all figured out by now!!  But in the middle of trying to fix Gussie Fay I was adjusting tension to try and get the loops to go away.  I obviously went the WRONG WAY with the tension knob and had 8 hours of “fun” frogging.  But, in keeping with the theme of today’s post, it too is DONE!

Now to let you know what a bad friend I am… I went to retreat, with my camera, and did I take even 1 picture of my friends I have not seen in 2 years?  NOOOO!  I’m so embarrassed!  My excuse is that I  was so busy working and visiting I didn’t take the time.  I did snap 1 picture of a friendly fox that came right up to the cabin we were staying in.  We were some concerned because she seemed “too friendly”.  Even in a state park you don’t expect the wild animals to come within 10 feet of a porch holding  8 gawking ladies.  But it sure was a beautiful creature!


That’s all for now… I’m off to re-stitch the 2 rows I just ripped out, and then another project will be DONE!



  1. the G9P is beautiful and so is the quilting on T's show quilt!

  2. Kat, the show quilt is utterly magnificent! You truely have a God given gift! Wow, you are awesome!

  3. Congrats on all your "DONE" projects. Your G9Patch is gorgeous and the quilting on your customer's show quilt is AWESOME!


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