In October of last year I took this quilt to the US to be quilted. I was in Chicago at the time visiting relatives and I dropped it off at the post office myself. After quite a saga – which I will not go into here – it eventually ended up at my new quilter Margaret Gunn’s home in Maine.
The quilting is finished – but I have not seen it yet. Margaret will be shipping it to Virginia this week and in two weeks my brother will hand carry it with him when he visits Panama. So I can’t post more pictures until then.
Go to Margaret’s website and scroll down to the 5th picture. That is my quilt – at least a tiny detail from the center of the 144 blocks.
I sent Margaret’s website link to my Jacksonville friend Carol yesterday and she scrolled down as I told her and immediately wrote back saying that she didn’t see my quilt – then a minute or two later I got another email and she said OMG I didn’t even recognize it. When I first saw it I thought wow that’s a bright quilt – then I recognized it as MY quilt! I cannot wait to see it in person.
I have recently discovered that for a show the quilt MUST be blocked. That is quite an undertaking – but I am certainly going to do it. Margaret says you can tell an unblocked quilt at a show a mile away – they just don’t hang nice and flat – they are always wavy.
Here are the instructions should you ever want to block a quilt.
I will blog about it when the time comes – I have to make some changes because we don’t have any carpeted floors or a bathtub.