There is a good side of snow though. It means the garden has cleared and the slower pace of life means more time for piecing and quilting. That, my dears, I don't mind at all.
Speaking of quilting. I was able to quilt out this adorable chevron lap quilt with a more modern quilting flare. I did a .75" wavy echo all throughout as an edge to edge. It turned out to be a pretty fun one to stitch out, but when I first started stitching on the back of the machine, following this pantograph, I realized that I was just inching along, being completely anal, instead of just finding the groove and rolling with it. I like to quilt away with music going. I don't mind a good dance a long with my longarm. He's a pretty good partner; let's me lead :) This pattern was not so good of a dance. It was just pull thread, secure, stitch to the left, secure, and pull bobbin and cut, move back to the right, and repeat. Over and over. Sure it could have been less cutting of threads and pulling but the waves screamed to be in sync with the chevron. It just had to be done that way. After all was said and done though, every step of it all was so worth it. The quilt came out so lovely and I just may not hide the pantograph from my customers. I much prefer freehand and custom, but this side to side dance, I will do again.
So here you go and you know what? The odd bobble from the line really isn't all that noticeable. We knew that though. So the lesson to any other quilter out there, just have fun. The eye really sees the whole picture and not the odd 1/8th inch bobble from a line that no one will ever know was meant to be there and not here.
So what do you think other than please give that lady a break in the weather so she can shoot her quilt shots outside :) Really though, a bobble or two doesn't ruin anything and overall, it really is a nice looking quilt.