I finished binding this last night – yeah! It was pieced about 10 months ago so it’s not all that old but it’s nice to have it done. The Boxed Squares instructions and close-up shots of the quilting can be seen at my MaryQuilts.com site.
This is next up – pieced by Mom for another sister (you know I have 3 of them don’t you?). I don’t have a clue where I’m going to go with this but I’m sure it will involve a lot of agonizing! By the way, I sent Maureen a photo of her wallhanging and she’s very happy with it.
My Photoshop Elements class is over but I’ll continue to create pages and hopefully learn more as I go. I’m going to switch from the 12×12 format used in the class to a 8×10 format that I can print out here at home. I won’t necessarily be showing the pages as I create them, but I did create a link on my sidebar to the online album that I’m posting them in just in case anyone is interested in following my progress.
I don’t feel confident in my ability to quilt into this applique with either a continuous line of quilting or without having unsightly starts and stops so I’m going to use buttons in the flowers and if I feel it needs more, I’ll hand embroider just enough detail to *tack* it down.
I need to keep reminding myself when I’m doing something like this that quilting is my hobby and my quilting ability is what it is …. I don’t represent my quilting as being professional and I don’t charge people for the quilting I do. I’m sure Maureen will be fine with the results.
I’m curious, do most of you track visitors to your site? I watch my site statistics for both my blog and my website and it’s always interesting. I’m amazed that my blog gets 600-700 visits a day but usually only less than 30 emails and comments.
I also look at the stats for my websites to see which of the *instruction sheets* is getting the most traffic. Using a *free* counter only gets a limited amount of data but here’s the latest from my MaryQuilts.com site. My Boxed Squares instructions are getting more hits than the other ones….maybe because I just finished quilting it?? It’s a little more than half way bound so it won’t be long before it’s completely finish thank goodness!
So, if you visit my site but never comment, won’t you introduce yourself?
Don’t bother to comment – just leave me to my misery. Can you believe that I have another wallhanging to quilt that Mom pieced for my other sister?? Just shoot me now! This is SO out of my comfort zone.