|Dr. Who coming off the frame - FINALLY!|
McTavishing for the background fill for each embroidered block.
UPDATE: Just when I was all ready to post, we lost our power for 18 hours overnight yesterday. Wind chills went to -45 below 0! Thank goodness for little generator - at least we were able to keep our household temps above 50 ;-) Now, if we can keep it on one more night, windchills are projected at -50 below tonight - let's keep our fingers AND toes crossed and covered up!
|Jade's Dr. Who quilt...|
|Angela Walter's playful 'pulley' quilting motif w/McTavishing|
|All ready for binding - yippee!|
Dr. Who Quilt stats:
- 41.75 total quilting hours
- 28 bobbins 'me-wound' w/white Maxi-lock
- SID - Superior's clear mono-poly, Maxi-lock silver, Maxi-lock white
- McTavishing - clear mono-poly, Omni neon yellow, Masterpiece Red Hill by Alex Anderson
- Circles/alternating lines - Masterpiece Red Hill, Silver Maxi-lock
- Yellow pulley quilting - Omni neon yellow
Binding will commence just as soon as I make one last trip upstairs to the quilting studio to make sure the heat and water are still working while letting the golden bears/retrievers out for another quick romp and I FINALLY get to take a nice loooong HOT shower....
UPDATE 1/07/2014: my dear DIL, Emily snapped this photo yesterday sitting in their truck while my son dropped off an LP heater for us, prior to our power returning:
|My golden bears/retrievers (brothers) on duty 'guarding' the TITAN generator!|
I had to let them out 'occasionally' for short romps in the snow, which they love, and for potty breaks. Because of the cold temps, we just couldn't let them stay out for too long. However, whenever ANYONE pulls into the driveway, they insist on being put back on duty, even if only for a few minutes, as in this case when my son and his new bride came by with another heater and generator for one of our farm buildings that has/had running water ;-)
Stay safe & warm,
PS...I was in such a rush to take my nice looong HOT shower I totally forgot to mention one other HUGE quilting element of Judi Madsen's. Every Dr. Who fabric filler block utilized her continuous double/triple circle quilting motif. I also included it on several of the blue borders using the silver thread. This quilting motif creates great eye candy, simple to do once you practice it for a few minutes and most importantly FUN! You can find it and many, many more incredible quilting designs in her new book, "Quilting Wide Open Spaces", and I featured it in one of my recent blog postings, "A First for My Blog...;-)"
Dr. Who Quilt blog links from start to finish:
Creating Dr. Who Quilt: http://donebybettyboop.blogspot.com/2013/09/toss-up-tuesday.html
Dr. Who on the frame: http://donebybettyboop.blogspot.com/2013/11/dr-who-is-on-frame.html
Dr. Who coming off the frame...FINALLY!: http://donebybettyboop.blogspot.com/2014/01/dr-who-finally-coming-off-my-frame.html