Wednesday, August 1, 2012
wee woodlands, revisited
i'm dropping a quilt off to be quilted this morning! this is only the 2nd time i've done that, i am always so convinced i can do it all myself. my "to be quilted" pile was completely full! it's my wee woodlands quilt from last year, and since i'm ready for fall, i thought it would be nice to have an appropriate quilt! so i had to quickly piece a back for it, and i like how it came out.
i used three extra blocks left from the front. can't wait to see this all quilted up! i'm thinking i'll go with an allover meander - some kind of stipple or something. the front is so busy, and i can't afford any custom, angela walters style quilting ;) plus, i can't for the life of me figure out how to stipple, so i don't mind paying someone to do it for me. i still have some of the dot left, to use as the binding.
speaking of quilting, i'm trying to talk my husband into a longarm. so far, he's not real open to the idea. which is curious, because awhile back, he was ready to build me a barn to house a quilting business. i think the problem is that i explained that the type of longarm quilting i'd want to do would be more custom - meaning i'd be steering the machine. and his idea was that i'd load a quilt onto it, press a button and voila! finished quilt.
what can i say? i married an engineer, who loves automation. and i prefer handmade, one of a kind items. i guess we have to agree to disagree. i'd be happy to do a little of both! i told him last weekend, it's funny that he wants me to have my own business, one that never requires me to actually work!
have any tips on how to convince him to buy it for me?! it would take a couple of years to recoup the cost, for sure, but in another year i'll have all my kids in school part of the time. plus i have a whole stack of quilt tops waiting for some practice time. someday...