Thank you to everyone who took the time to give me advice on quilting strategies. I see these things on my weekend horizon: basting spray, khaki thread, 3.5 stitch length, walking foot, and lots of patience.
3x6 sampler quilt bee went out in the mail on Tuesday (the pink and brown block is on its way to The Netherlands!)
Crystal, and I are in the same quilt-along, Bottled Rainbows. And while I'm still in the planning stages, Crystal is knocking those blocks out like crazy. In fact, I'm almost certain she is done! One of the first blocks she posted was her pumpkin block, with the cutest fishy fabric.
(Photo from Sonnet of the Moon--check out all of Crystals'a amazing blocks!)
I commented on how fun it would be to have a little scrap in my own orange block and she immediately let me know some of it was on its way to me.
This has happened to me before and I'm always awed and overwhelmed at the generosity of women I have never met, yet who are friends in the truest sense of the word, not just because they willingly share their fabric but because they open up and share their lives as well. Thanks, Crystal!