After a hiatus of several years, I have gotten back into quilting again and decided to a blog might be a good way to interact with other quilters. A bit about my quilting journey: I began quilting after getting quite ill and being hospitalized while in Israel on a special project, and ended up staying with a friend for several weeks while I was recovering. She taught me to quilt by hand. Eventually I added machine piecing and quilting, and hand quilting was largely forgotten. I enjoy almost the entire process of quilting — designing, choosing fabrics, seeing the quilt take shape as I piece, and quilting. Probably the only parts I am not too thrilled with are basting and putting on bindings (though I now can do them entirely by machine, which does help). The impetus for my return to quilting was my son’s graduation from high school and my desire to make him a quilt to bring to college. Actually, I started the quilt quite a long time ago and it sat sandwiched and ready for most of his high school career. Luckily for me, he decided to take a gap year and I now have the quilt ready to go. It is a bit wrinkled from being folded up and has yet to be washed, but I consider it a finished project!
Here are some detailed pics. Complete with stray threads, lint and dog hair.. Every time I put the quilt on the floor to mark quilting designs, I would find I had a helper testing it out.
I hope that at least some quilters will recognize the Gallifreyan in the border quilting! I used a Gallifreyan translator to quilt in some messages for him, some of them related to his or my favorite Doctor Who characters, actors, monsters or catch phases, and a few just messages from a mom to her son. I hope he will take the time to translate them sometime and realize what I have done!
Here’s another picture of some detail. Despite not liking binding, I thought it turned out fairly well. I used the method introduced in Ricky Tam’s video, Grande Finale. I highly recommend the video!
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