I made one where you can copy the code to place the button on your own blog too! Look in the right sidebar for it. When the button is clicked, it will bring you to a new page on the blog I have created to list all of our quilt-along adventures.
Making the button wasn't too difficult, but getting the code to show so others could "grab it" and put it on their own blog was quite frustrating. Maybe it was the tutorials that google was dishing up for me, but they just weren't working. And then I found the sensible answer for this sort of thing and I was saved! It was the "Grab my Button" Code Generator!
Now on to the McTavishing!
Click to see more about Karen McTavish, McTavishing Monday Week #1, or last week's McTavishing Monday Week #2.
I've been subdividing the open space in my sampler with curvy lines first, then going back and filling in the smaller curves. This helps me get a more curvy, cohesive design. Not to mention, helps get my pins out of the way.
My method does lead to more backtracking, but it works for me. I do like how easy it is to travel from one area of this design to another. I never had to break thread to move to another spot.
I'm using Glide thread here. I hope you've either linked up or left a comment on any of these McTavishing Monday posts to qualify for the giveaway.Isn't this blue gorgeous on the black fabric?
Then I got started on another section in a lighter color thread. See how I go all over the area with a few bigger curves, then subdivide into smaller curves?
Then I start filling it in. Did you notice I'm using a black batting? Hobb's 80/20 in black. Nice stuff!
I'll have finish up this section another day, so I can get this post live and then continue quilting on my commission quilt. It seems like this quilt is taking forever. Why must life get in the way of my quilting time?
This is the back of the quilt. Above is an area with a tree and curvy scroll fills. Below is part of the landscape scene, with mountains in the distance, clouds, and a fence below. The back isn't puckering, but it is wrinkly from being under my machine and in its "puddled" state.
I hope you've had a good chance to work on your McTavishing this week and will show us your results! Don't forget, if you are new to this design, drawings are perfectly fine to link up.
And the Craftsy sale is continuing until 11:59pm mountain time Tuesday! It's a great time to sign up for some fabulous classes.
Some quick rules:
- Keep your post relevant to this quilt along please. Spammy posts will be deleted.
- Make sure you link up to the individual post, not your home page as nobody wants to have to search around for the post if they're a little late to the party.
- Link back to this post somewhere in your post. You've got to dance with the one who took you to the party, so make sure you link back.
- Don't be a wall-flower. (Talking to myself here too. In person I am so stinking shy!) Visit the other links and leave comments.
- Everyone who links or comments here will be entered in the drawing for the giveaway of Glide thread and possibly a few other things at the end of the month!
- Please make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you are a no-reply commentor, especially if you ask a question.
Linking up with Connie's Linky Tuesday.