Even with a clamp light on one section of the quilting frame and another soon to come (ordered) I could tell the light wasn’t going to be good enough for the quilting frame – I could tell I would have eye strain so Mike put up two florescent lights underneath the fabric shelves. I will still have two clamp lights also just in case I need all of them – my eyes are getting older LOL, what can I say – I have always worn glasses and they get worse in dim light the older you get I think. The florescent furthest away in the photo I need to trade out the light bulb for a day light bulb the one that is in it now cast a yellowish color it was an old one that we had – the other has a new bulb that I purchased yesterday.
I was busy yesterday making more templates for the final set of 4 flowers and leaves. The fabric on the corner of the table is what I will use I think – the green is for the leaves and stem – I might change out the color of the flowers I’m not sure and I will look at it more today.
The flowers that I will be preparing are on the border in the photo – the one on the right side- of the lower border. I am linking to Kathy’s Quilts today for Slow Stitch Productivity.
I have had several questions lately about basting quilts and getting them on the quilting frame. When you use a 3 roller quilting frame you do not baste your quilt – I have a tutorial on the side bar that shows how I load a quilt on to my quilting frame so you can see how it is done if you want look. It is similar I believe to how you use a long arm frame but I’m not sure how close it is to how you do a hand quilting 3 roller frame. I also have a square Grace frame that is on a stand but I haven’t used it in years and it is set aside for now – I had bought it to use in the camper when we had a large camper but then we traded in for a smaller one and I had no room for it – I haven’t found a comfortable spot in the house to use it – maybe one day? – you would need to baste your quilt before you use it as I do with the smaller round frame that I have that I quilt baby quilts and table toppers with.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend.