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A Bit Of Sunshine

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It is gorgeous out today here in Portland - sunny and warm for February. It's not the norm, but I'll take it!

Since joining the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, I have made some friends who are amazingly talented. They are inspirational and they have taught me so many things over the last 5 years. So I was thrilled to hear that our own Rachel Kerley won 2nd place for her "The Dishes Can Wait" Quilt at Quiltcon this week in applique! Congratulations! She has been a good friend and quilting mentor - shit... she was the one who showed me how to make hexies. Enough said!

Speaking of which, I'm almost done with the Jellyfish!! It's all quilted, I'm just adding a few more French Knots, then I'm hand stitching the binding on. OMG so close!

The right side of the Jellyfish head is still being worked on, otherwise the rest is finished, and this is what the quilting is looking like:
Jellyfish Hexie Quilt - Progress shot - hand quilting and French Knots

I quilted the water with 100# silk thread, so it's almost invisible. I'm using DMC pearl cotton for the French Knots and stitches in the head. I wasn't quite sure how this was all going to turn out, but...

I LOVE IT. I can't wait to show it at the next PMQG meeting in March.

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