Peg--it's truly beautiful, and I have so much respect for all the work that went into it. I am working on the outer border of a beginner Baltimore Album quilt. I've learned so much with making this quilt. It's fun to what you did with yours--you gave me some ideas for the next one!
I just looked through your photos. You have beautiful quilts. Your quilting is wonderful. The first one that came up was a large one sq. in sq. Really striking. The quilting really shows off the pattern.
Hi Peg, I'm so happy for you - going to Rome! We had a wonderful time. We were on a pilgrimage tour with two priests so we saw a lot of wonderful churches. We were also withing walking distance of the coloseum so in our free time we walked there. There is so much to see and do there! Make sure you have some gelatto! It's wonderful!
Watch out for the gypsies & pick pockets. We had "wallets" that hung around our necks and the purse I carried (always carried in front of me) was small and only contained kleenex, wipes, etc that if stolen wouldn't matter. Make sure your husband doesn't carry his wallet in his back pocket. There are pesty beggars and people trying to sell scarves, jewelry, etc at every major church & tourist attraction. Our guide told us to avoid them and I found if I didn't make eye contact and just kept walking it was okay. Kinda hard to pass up an old woman begging for change but she probably wasn't that old. They walk bent over with hands covered so you can't see that they are probably fairly young. That's how the gypsies make their living - the men send out woman & children to beg. I don't mean to make you worry - it really wasn't scary but just wanted you to be warned. I'm sure your daughter knows the lay of the land by now! I know you will have a wonderful time!
Peg, I wonder if you would mind sharing some info.- How did you treat the fleece to use it for the backing on your quilt? I bought a piece or 2 of fleece to put on the back of a couple of my tops and then was told that I couldn't use it as it would stretch and not quilt evenly. I am wondering if you put some sort of iron-on stabilizer or what on the back first?
Peg--you stumped me! What is "McTavishing?" I can identify with the thinking process in preparation for quilting. I'm in progress with several quilts right now, including two queen size and one large twin. Those were easier to figure out than the wall hanging I'm working on for a guild challenge--it's an art quilt, I suppose, though I wouldn't have thought of myself making one. At any rate, it is a picture. Since it is a new experience, I'm thinking it through carefully before I start quilting--just have a little more embroidery to add before I sandwich and quilt it.
That's too funny! I wouldn't have thought to read before "fondling"! LOL!
I have a couple books from Jinny - Color Confidence for Quilters and Tessellations. Both are wonderful and inspirational but sometimes intimidating! Was it hard to put together? She's got some very cool kits on her website.
Peg...thank you for the info. I looked at the site that you mentioned on your photo and right now I can not afford the kit. Thank you again for your time in looking for the info and posting the site that sells the kit.