Oliver has checked out my new ruler that arrived from the National Quilt Museum gift shop and discovered that Mom has a quilt included on its vertical display of quilts from their collection. How cool is that???
It's $8.95 and features some really beautiful favorites. I will keep mine handy for the necessary measuring of things I do all the time.
My "Shadows of Umbria" is on the ruler and I think you'll recognize so many others that you all have loved at the museum. The detail is excellent on the photos; you'll love seeing the fabrics and quilting.
Please excuse the cat hair, a carryover from previous cats that became part of the fabric of the quilt. Oliver enjoyed investigating the "new" smell of the ruler, plus the "old" scents of all the prior cats who slept on this lap quilt, but was not unduly alarmed at all. Just curious.
I guess it is due for a good wash soon! It is quilted with smoke invisble monofilament thread, which has held up well over the years, and mostly because it was good quality fresh thread, quilted with the correct set-up and needle, but most importantly quilted with the correct tension. I used cotton #60 Mettler in the bobbin. It has lasted nicely, has cotton batt, no trapunto. I love its vintage look.
SewCalGal has given me some sneak peeks at comments and photos on the Free Motion Quilting Challenge Facebook page, and I am really pleased and proud of all of you for doing so incredibly well! The best thing is to see finished feathers in actual quilts, table runners, wall hangings. Go for it! The more you quilt them, the better you'll become and you will WANT to quilt your own tops, yes, on your very own home sewing machine. Yay!!
Oliver finally fell asleep by the ruler, adding yet another layer to the interesting fur deposits on the quilt.
Keep quilting! Your work gets better every day,