Busy schedule but almost quilted

I have truly been on the hot tear and continue to be. I am having a BLAST but have wrecked my poor old back and am REALLY tired. I am in week 2 of the PSE online class with Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki, the Pixeladies. It is a great programme but very time consuming- four lessons per week for three weeks WITH homework and a live Webinar! One week off then Part 2 for three more weeks. On top of that, I am in Week 3 of part 2 of my digital Photography course. Tonight is CLOSEUP and MACRO. Can you guess who's excited???

Progress HAS been made though on the Clockworks . I am almost done the quilting. Just a bit more then Lily Gilding and squaring before I can finish the edges and do the sleeve, photograph, and label. Here is a peek or two at what I have so far.
Hah!I saw those two little green marks and here they are again. They are on the photo, NOT the quilt!
Here are a few closeups for those of you who are detail peoples!
What can I say? LOTS of dense quilting as always.
I like the quilting here but the colour is off so it is not as clear.

I DO like these gears too.

And a bit broader view of the part I really like.
I am trying to decide if I want to do denser quilting in the lower left part. It is very open at the moment like the quilting on the gold part in the last picture. I kind of think I DO want to intensify it but maybe not today as I still have the rest of the black to finish.

Anyway, here it is as it stands now. I SHALL be done before the end of the week. Then, maybe I can get some more pictures taken. I bought myself three ting little orchids to photograph at close range. Can't wait to start.

I am finally posting to the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com. Haven't posted for a while. Hi everyone :-)


  1. I am so impressed with this. Something one would not think of as beautiful has become so in your hands.

  2. Your eye is so wonderful and the quilting is great! I too love the details..and the dense quilting (because it's not going on a bed). :-) Now take a break and get some sleep!

  3. This really an awesome piece. I love the subject.again I only wish I could see it in person.

  4. Just fantastic--a true work of art!

  5. Very striking, I am looking forward to seeing the whole piece.