Wednesday night I rolled the quilting frame down once again and now I can actually see the last border at the very top of the frame! This is amazing to me – I am quilting much faster than normal and working on it steady — this is about queen size although it is a little smaller than I had thought it was – for some reason I thought I had made it 100 x 100 inches like I usually do and I just measured it and on the frame stretched it is 93 x 93 oops! how did that happen? I really do not know. It will still fit the bed but it won’t have as much overhang as I like. There will be some shrinkage when it is washed. I think when I measured it laying on the carpet I looked at the tape wrong because I went back and looked at an old post and I said it was 100 x 100!!
This is the area I was working on last night.
I have been working on the little table topper as well and the big stitch quilting goes quickly – if I would stick to it! which I don’t, I pick it up for 5 minutes here and 10 minutes there – these areas marked for quilting are 3 inch squares.
Nothing fancy on this quilted top!
I saw this kind of flower bed on pinterest and when Mike cut the dead pine tree down I thought to give it a try – with his help of course –yesterday I planted mint on each end and some little annuals down the middle – the intent is that as the tree rots it creates a natural flower bed. Only problem is the tree wasn’t as thick as I probably needed and so the plants are planted really deep – I well need to check it for watering constantly until the plants root well. I do not mind the mint staying there to grow and spread.
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