I am officially over halfway done quilting Blue Spring Rain. But the backing is giving me MAJOR fits, so I have decided to become a crazy rebel – I’m quilting the second half of the quilt with the backing upright so that I stand a chance of fending off tucks. I did a little bit to test it out, and I think it will be a bit more wonky this way but I’m OK with wonky… I am NOT OK with lots of tucks in the backing. I tried re-basting the quilt several times today, so now that I have a method I am going to step away from the sewing machine and take a few deep breaths. I should be able to finally finish the quilting on this quilt this week, barring any other quilting troubles (fingers crossed)! Ha!
In other news, I spent most of my “quilting” time this weekend thinking about the branding for my quilt work. I watched the Modern Quilt Guild’s Webinar on “Starting a Business: Panel Discussion” this past Wednesday, and one thing that Shea of Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio mentioned that resonated with me was that she was super happy with her logo. Which made me think about a lot of things (like even re-naming/re-branding, which would be painful!), but ultimately I think that I am going to work to create a super fun retro vibe for my logo and I have a temporary adjustment in place now.
And here are some absolutely fabulous images I have been using to inspire me to think about how to create a logo for Quilting Jetgirl. It is pretty exciting that they are all sewing needles with blue and yellow packaging/advertising with space / jet / rocket themes.
Linking up to Freshly Pieced’s WiP Wednesday.