19 August, 2012

Quilting Quadrathlon

For the morning warm-up: a few laps of machine quilting...
 It dawned on me last evening when I settled down to hand quilt on my  Crumb Baskets quilt project that I had been working on FOUR different quilts yesterday; yep, count 'em,  four!  According to Wikipedia:
quadrathlon (or quadriathlon) is an endurance sports event composed of four individual disciplines. All four disciplines are completed in succession and the lowest overall time decides the winner. 
Okay, so maybe I'm not competing for the lowest overall time, or fully completing each event, but my quilting endurance consists of four individual disciplines performed in succession!
Before lunch all the squares were trimmed and placed in position, some design work...
A machine appliqué block springs to life in the afternoon...

Cooling down... after a full day of various techniques,
some hand quilting to end the day, for centering and balance.


Yes, I'm a quadrathalete alright, one of the quilting variety!
Life is Good!

10 comments:

LizA. said...

Gold medal winner for sure!

julieQ said...

Sounds like an Olympic challenge! Love all your quilts...but you know my favorite is the last one with the plaids!!

Linnie Quilts said...

LOVE your quilt with the plaids. I've never worked with plaids ... a little intimidated, I will admit. Perhaps I just need to "jump in"....beautiful quilts, all of them!!

Paula, the quilter said...

Way to go Mrs. G!

Janet O. said...

I hear the anthem playing. Is that you I see atop the podium?

lindsey said...

Beautiful quilting!

cityquilter grace said...

now that you mention it...i am too! gorgeous projects!

*karendianne. said...

Ha! I love it.

AnnieO said...

A quilting quadrathlete--seems par for the course for most of us who can't seem to choose just one thing to work on :) All your projects look terrific. I love the baskets bunches.

Nane said...

I may have hit four in a day at retreat, but not at home. You get the gold