Thursday, 23 February 2017

Oh well....... there is a time for everything under heaven

And this time seems to be Rupert who nearly isn't a puppy anymore and another dog Millie has joined our lives.



Through no fault of her own, nor her previous owner, Millie need a new home with another dog.  It was the best decision ever. They play and cuddle up together. Only chews and bones cause a little friction and that isn't fighting, just they will bark at each other, not growling but barking persistently and loudly..... You can't have everything.


If the video above doesn't work you can view it here


I decided to do a clam shell for the border quilting.... I drew a half inch grid and then did semi circles to achieve it.  I love the effect but it did become quite tedious to do so much of it.
 I got lucky when applying the border. I had a quarter inch to spare! I cut my border at 2¼" folded it in half, lined it up with those dots, then cut the quilt back 5/8ths of an inch away from the stitching line. 
This makes the binding really nice and fat. On the downside, you have to force that 5/8th" in with every stitch. Add to that Rupert is still chewing everything in sight and it makes for slow going but I am getting there....
 'Peony Ring' finally came back from touring the States with the World Quilt Show. It is always nice to get reacquainted with your quilt again.
I make a point of always trying to ignore quilt judging comments unless they are nice. These ones were, so all is good. 

5 comments:

  1. Your puppies are adorable! I love the clamshells on your border - you are an amazing machine quilter. I can't believe you were able to stand being apart from Peony Ring long enough for the tour :)

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  2. Your quilting is always wonderful but you had me at the dogs! Love those babies!

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  3. You always do such beautiful work - I am happy to see you getting proper recognition for it. And yes, such nice comments! The clamshells in the border of the current quilt are very effective. Having done that myself on a quilt once (only not quite that small) I can attest to the tedium!

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  4. Hello Sally it was such a pleasure to have met you in Cheltenham!

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    1. And you Elsbeth. I expect we shall meet again at FoQ?
      Sally

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