I want to thank all of you who gave me advice about how to quilt my chevron quilt. SO appreciated! Rebecca Grace, I really liked your idea about how to stabilize with water soluble thread but I couldn't find any around here! I needed to get going on this so had to just baste as well as I could with pins.
OK, now don't laugh too hard. These are some pretty wonky feathers. I am hoping that my husband's cousin is going to give me a little grace because I'm family! (Karen, are you reading this?)
In critiquing my own work, I can see some things that I need to work on but I am hoping the overall effect is pleasing in spite of the imperfections. I have trouble going around the corners and keeping the feather sizes consistent and going all the way to the edge of the chevron. I might need to put some echoing around the outside of those feathers to make it look more filled. I got the three white rows feathered last night and hope to work on the purple and green chevrons today. Hearts will be last. And then the weird shaped white rows.
The blog hop has been a lot of fun and tomorrow is the last day to sign up to win some great prizes! So don't forget to visit Meadowmist Designs, Quilting Jetgirl and Late Night Quilter for links to the bloggers who are participating in the final week of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop.
If I could do it over, I would ask a different question and that is
"How do you start a quilt guild?"
I live in a tiny little town of 1300 but amazingly, we DO have a quilt shop. In spite of the fact that there are scads of quilters around here, the closest quilt guild is an hour away. I am seriously thinking about trying to start one but have no clue how to go about it. You guys have been so AWESOME with your quilting advice, who better to ask? I've done a little bit of searching online but firsthand experience about the pitfalls and what works and what doesn't from someone who has been there is more interesting to me. Could you tell me do's and don'ts and of course, stories are always good! Just how big a commitment is this we're talking about?
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Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
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Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication
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