Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner's Blog – February 2012 Archive (3)

The pinning is completed on Road to California; now we baste?

Hello campers!

Finally, after a snowy weekend of pinning, the 6000+ block Road to California quilt is pinned with over 4500 pins and not a wrinkle on the back side.  Whew!  I always worry so much about that!  My usual practice is to go from the pinning stage to rolling up the quilt and beginning the quilting on my Kenmore sewing machine in a basic "stitch in the…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on February 13, 2012 at 3:35pm — 3 Comments

Pinning the giant quilt, Road to California

It is a bright winter day...lots of snow and wind...and I am busy pinning the wedding quilt.  About five years ago, my husband, George and our friend Bill Hisker, built me a table extender for our dining room just for pinning quilts.  Here you see the quilt spread out being pinned on that extender - thanks guys! 

The quilt is so big, I have to move it several times to pin it.  I am always a little nervous about that as it is so easy to not get the bottom absolutely flat and end up…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on February 11, 2012 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Embroidering the back of the Road to California quilt

Got about 1/3 of the machine embroidery done last night. Worked until I ran out of thread at 12:30!  I have already been to Jo-Ann Fabrics this morning for more thread but had to go to work after that.  I just want to stay home and work on this quilt!  The quotes on the back go around the center nine-patch, all quotes about love and marriage: one by Katherine Hepburn, one from Ralph Waldo Emerson and one by David Wilkerson.  Across the top in the blue will be the dedication with a line from…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on February 7, 2012 at 10:44am — 1 Comment

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