Tuesday 22 September 2015

The Gravity Project: All Finished

At long last the time came to get this project completed. Nothing quite like an upcoming Maritime Modern Quilt Guild meeting with show & tell to fast track a project to the finish line. I bumped up The Enablers "Retro Girl Squared" in the line up so she would have a finish for show & tell and once it was done, I promptly loaded that giant flimsy full of Kona Kandy on the frame. I really tried to get Gravity done in time, and did manage to complete the quilting but the finish wasn't meant to be, I guess.

Retro Girl Squared, by The Enabler

The Robot stitching out Marmalade,
 designed by Lisa Farnsworth 

Floating Gravity...a contradiction in terms?

Things have kinda gone to hell in a hand basket at home in Newfoundland with regard to the health of my father and I made a rather quick decision to go home for a week. My flight left on the evening of our guild meeting and so all I had time for en route to the airport was the quick stop to swap For Ale with Linda. Knowing I wouldn't be there for show & tell made it easier to push aside Gravity's binding to make room for the shuffling and cramming of many rescheduled hairdoos. Once I got home and as things settled within and around me I set to work to complete the project once and for all.

(drum roll please.....)
I give you Gravity, in all it's glory...quilted and bound at last.

And, my father about a year ago, in his glory...happy, healthy and fishing, just the way I hope to one day see him again. 

Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts for my last post in the Gravity Quilt-A-Long
Thanks to Myra for hosting...it's been a fun first experience for me!


  1. I've seen the Marmalade quilting pattern and it is PERFECT for your Gravity quilt - congrats on the finish and best wishes for your Dad!

  2. Yeah for Gravity!!! I looks awesome, Val. Hope your dad is feeling better.

  3. It's Fabulous! Love the Marmalade pattern. Can't wait to see it in person (and you too!) So sweet of you to take time to swap with me before heading to the airport. Hope things improve. Thinking of you.

  4. Oh Val, your Gravity quilt turned out beautiful! That quilting is stunning too, you did an amazing job. :) Best wishes for you and your family!

  5. Your quilt is wonderful! Congratulations on the finish!

  6. Sorry to hear about your dad...prayers and positive thoughts going your way. Your quilt is fabulous...amazing piecing and amazing quilting! Is there anything you can't do? Awesome!

  7. What a thing of beauty. The quilting is perfect, and it's nice to know your dad is feeling better.

  8. It is simply amazing Val. Congrats on such an amazing finish. Cannot wait to see it in person. Sending positive thoughts for your Dad.

  9. A beautiful finish, Val. The quilting is wicked good... as if it would be any thing different with you at the controls. Now I just need to drive out to your place and steal it! :) You should show off your work with bigger blog pics. Just sayin.

  10. That Gravity quilt is amazing! Beautiful quilting on it, too.