I worked on and off all day yesterday drawing the design on the quilt getting it ready for machine quilting. I was finally satisfied with it after having spritzed the design off several times because I messed up on it. There will be more quilting in the print areas but will decide on that when the white areas are finished. I crawled around pin basting for an hour – it didn’t really take all that long – the quilt is about 61 x 74 right now. Of course now I have no quilts to baste when I take the red and green off the frame hopefully sometime next month – I guess I need to whip up another top! I said when the frame was empty I would baste one or more quilt tops on it and not have to crawl on the floor.
My lines to follow – yes there will be starts and stops – but this is the way I want to try it – we will see how it goes – you know me – I will finish it, might be awhile but it will get done. Sometimes when I get started on something I just keep going until it is done – I would like another finish before the end of the year.
Here is an old quilt that I washed and dried earlier today – made back in the 90’s hand pieced/hand quilted – polyester batting before I learned how much I love cotton. This one just gets folded up and put over a rack, I don’t really use it anymore I have so many.
The quilt is in pretty good condition but I found this one red spot on it – I sprayed and rubbed and some came out, I think a red marker got to close to this quilt at one time and it won’t come out anymore I see a loose thread too, it looks like a knot popped out.
I was able to roll the Red and Green quilt down again on Friday night and got the left side border area done and ready to move on the blocks – and look more and more of the last border is in site – it is a wide border, one more time and it might all be showing. I love the 2nd block from the left! those twirls
I have been trying to remember to change quilts out on the bed and this time I decided to take Joseph’s Coat back out and put it one the bed. It is a heavier weight quilt and we will need it – chilly all week – night times in the 20’s to 30 the news says. I took the Star Quilt at the foot of the bed back off the wall and washed it to get all the dust off (that is an old one – 90’s again but I did use cotton batting on that one). The Christmas quilt is now hanging in the living room in preparation for Christmas – I don’t decorate early but it is the only time of the year I hang the Christmas Baltimore Album up so put it up early. I’ll show that after I get Christmas decorations up.