Thursday night was Artist Appreciation night at the gallery where my piece "Where's Jimmy?" is hanging. There was a big crowd and I got to talk to a lot of people and explained the story behind my quilt. Several of the MQG members came. Stephanie snagged me a cake pop as there were lots of appetizers and free wine.
Of course I had no time to take any pictures or eat. Another MQG member, Joanna, also came and she gave me a spool of quilting thread. I had given her a spool of Connecting Threads Essential at our meeting so she could try it out and she had an extra small spool of Presencia which I have never used. I will have to try it out.
Friday was all about running errands and sewing together the blocks for the Michael Miller challenge quilt. Saturday Stephanie came over so she could use my table to pin baste the quilt she showed at our last meeting.
I had the blocks for the Miller challenge quilt on the design wall and asked Stephanie what she thought about it as well as the other arrangements that I had taken pictures of. I was kind of stuck. I think working with these pastels has got me thrown. Stephanie rearranged a few of the blocks and came up with a solution for me. I don't know if I can show the quilt or not. I didn't see anything in the rules that you can't but I want to make sure before I do so here is just a taste. I got the quilt top sewn together, pin basted, and the quilting started. Here is before I quilted the white areas and after.
For the binding you were allowed to use a Michael Miller print. I really didn't find a well priced print, but I found this tone on tone for the back and my binding will be a solid color.