Va va voom…. well, that’s how this quilt makes me feel. Like she’s a whole lotta woman and too much for me to be lugging around especially in the weather we’ve been having. I’m talking about my finished A Dresden quilt today. A king size! Every single part of her took forever as I’m sure you can imagine. Now that she’s finished it feels like I’ve ran a marathon (the world’s slowest) and I’ve just crossed the finish line and want to do absolutely nothing…, but snuggle under her.
Delta has brought in some major raining the last few days and we really needed it, so I’ll not complain about not getting any shots of the quilt except on the porch. I probably wouldn’t have ventured out with her anyway, because she’s just so dang big and heavy and very, very white and I’d only be getting her dirty. The porch will do.
While I was working on her, prior to quilting, all I could think of was having to quilt her on my tiny domestic machine. I told myself that I really need a longarm machine, that everything would be better and easier and more enjoyable if I had one.
I even drove the 45 minute drive down to Trussville to have a look and talk to the dealer who usually services my domestic. I picked one out, learned all about it, got details, took notes and KNEW this was happening this month. I’ve been excited about it, planning where I’d put this ridiculously large machine.
Can we talk about how much those things cost? What the heck?! After more discussions, I’ve once more decided to wait a little longer. It’s such a scary and big purchase and I’m so full of anxiety. So I won’t be getting one this month. I’m waiting until January to even think on it again and I’m accepting that, even though my secret hobby is watching tutorials for longarming on youtube. 🙂
Quilting this quilt took a tiny fraction of the time it took me to put the top together. This is how I’m making myself feel better.
I was given a lot of creative freedom on making this quilt. It was a commission quilt and the lady who purchased it asked for a bohemian feel. I seem to think all Dresden quilts have that feel to them, but I hope I have the colors right for her. I put a lotta love into her and I’m hoping it shows.
I went very simple with my quilting. I did the basic meander on all the background and saved the “fluff” for the Dresden plates. Swirls in the middle and looped anchors on the blades. I really enjoyed quilting her.
I have some new quilting tutorials coming that include the Dresden plate shown in this post. I can feel myself getting out of my funk and back to my usual curiosity. I probably just needed a rest after creating Anthologie. Ha! Feeling more rested now and have several new tutorials already filmed and am currently whipping them into shape to post about.
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