Let’s Get Acquainted Monday!

There’s been very little sewing this weekend.  With the arrival of warmer weather, my husband’s good friend from college came up from the weekend.  He’s always been a personal favorite of mine, which was only solidified this weekend when he complimented my quilting and made the guest bed.  I knew he was one of the good ones.

We spent Saturday down the shore (check out my Jersey lingo coming out!)

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Reading, people watching, and eating seafood.

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I did manage to squeeze in some quilting, though.  After Wednesday’s post I was so thankful that I asked for quilting advice from y’all on my newest baby quilt!  There were so many suggestions and I decided that Adrianne was a genius for seeing an X where I just saw a granny square.  So I’ve quilted two of the quadrants and started on the other 2.  It’s kind of hard to see at this point, but trust me, I can’t stop petting it.

Of course, this weeks blogging advice is on photography from Tessa, and here I am sharing crappy indoor iPhone photos.  I apologize for my general failure today!

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To get the quilting lines straight past the outside squares, I took Laura’s advice and used blue painters tape.  (And again, completely failed.  Didn’t take one photo.  What is wrong with me?)  I will say that while it got the job done, and my quilting would be much wonkier without it, I think next time I’ll use masking tape.  The painters tape wasn’t quuuuiiiittttteeee sticky enough.

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So, you get the point!

I have the binding fabric in hand, and I promise, come hell or high water this week I will take a proper outdoor photo of this beaut.  My goal is to finish it up by Thursday so I can take it to my Guild Meeting.  Since, you know, prior to this month’s meeting I was just taking them quilt tops for show and tell.

Happy Monday to ya, friends, and I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Thank you for all of your encouragement on this quilt – I’m so glad you shared!

Today I’m linking up with Lucy over at Charm About You for Plum and June’s Let’s Get Acquainted Link Up!

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13 thoughts on “Let’s Get Acquainted Monday!

  1. So funny, about 5 minutes ago I was laying out the same Spring house fabric on the floor – trying to work out what I will do with it 🙂 I love your granny’s square block…great idea about the quilting.

  2. It’s looking good! Can’t wait to see it all done for the full X effect! I wish I had the knack for “seeing” other shapes in quilt designs 🙂

  3. What is the pink fabric in the border? (Is it Sketch in Lipstick?) Your quilting is holy-cow amazing. It’s going to look so cool when all the v’s meet in the center.

    I also posted a crappy iPhone post this weekend and then read that advice post, lol. I kind of tend to think they’re okay once in awhile (once a week?) as long as I do real photos most of the time. Right?!

  4. Welp, you know we not only need to meet up to quilt – we need to meet up for a beach day, too 😀 The quilting looks so straight! Lol great job! Not that I didn’t think you could quilt straight – it just looks so good!

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