About that quilt…

There is so much prep work that I think I’m going to die. I was in class from 10am to 2:30pm today.

Sorry I just can not get a good picture of this. What you’re looking at is a metric butt load of hand traced embroidery. The designers NEED to change the way they produce patterns. They have got to offer the embroidery patterns as an iron on. The tracing literally took more than 2 hours.

There are 2 more panels to trace. :sob:

Don’t get me wrong, I do love the project. I do not love all this tracing. All that was accomplished today was this one panel, traced & basted to some batting for stability. And I am not slow, all five of us in the class finished within 20 minutes of each other.

That’s it. 5 hours. :sob:

In consolation the stash fairy left these in my mailbox today.

I do believe OMG is going to become OMFG and a floss tag for my Hawaiian Garden Chatelaine kit.

This entry was posted in OTR - Over The River, Quilting. Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to About that quilt…

  1. JenJen says:

    Interesting quilt – I had no idea they even had embrodery patterns that big for tracing on. Heck – who am I kidding, I didn’t even realize you *could* trace a pattern onto fabric like that unless it was an iron on. (And I don’t even understand how to actually do the embroidery either!) Guess I’ll just live through you vicariously on this one! lol

  2. That quilt is amazing! Boo hiss for the prep work. I *need* that Lizzy Kate pattern. It’s going on my wish list. I have teenagers. They even communicate in person this way.

  3. Sara says:

    Wow, I had no idea about the quilt prep and tracing either. Can’t wait to see some more progress on this one.

  4. Melissa C. says:

    Holy cats. I’m another who had no idea what goes into something like that. Do you free hand embroider over the tracing? Wow.

  5. Holly says:

    I don’t think I’d have the patience to trace all of that, but it will be beautiful when finished.

    I think I need an OMFG floss tag for my chatelaine….

  6. Claire says:

    Missy, try to think past the tracing to all the lovely embroidery you’ll get to do OVER the tracing.

    I think I’m going to need an OMFG floss tag when I start my HAED Gatekeeper.

  7. Sonda in OR says:

    Finally catching up on all you’ve been doing and complaining about (heehee). Love your stories. I bet that embroidery is going to be so lovely. That Ladies of the Sea quilt sure looks awesome, and I’ll enjoy hearing about YOU quilting that. I think I’d rather tackle a Teresa Wentzler project over 1 on 40ct linen. Hope you have fun on your trip. Just forget about feeling flabby and saggy. Remember sexiness is an attitude as much as it is a look.

  8. staci says:

    I love those Crab Apple Hill patterns…they’re gorgeous! I don’t quilt, but I embroider, and I agree~~they’re really labor intensive!!!

  9. Michelle says:

    OMG – that is an enormous amount of tracing…but literally, I almost had a heart attack when at first I thought this was for applique…lol…I must have applique on the brain!

  10. At least the center panel is all text, yes? :

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s