It is time for me to get serious about a name for this very large scrappy quilt. It is getting put together this week! Amazing how fast a scrappy quilt that is such an easy layout can get put together when you set your mind to it. And I am not in a rush – I just got started with the laying of the rows yesterday then got the sewing going to.
The coffee table got shoved to the other side of the room and laying out the rows began-no trick to it just try to not have any of the same color/print next to one another and I totally screwed that up when I started to sew two of the rows and I decided to leave them be and not take apart!! The quilt top will finish at about 108 inches wide x 104 long – I had to stand on top of the coffee table to get this shot. It must have taken close to an hour crawling around the floor laying all of this out as part way through my daughter Jessica was texting and I was stopping what I was doing to answer.
Then I put a row number on the first block of each row and started to stack them up until I was done and the living room got back to normal and now all stacked on the sewing room table.
Then somehow while I was picking up pieces sewing the long rows I grabbed from the wrong stack occasionally – I was chain piecing two rows alternately as I was instant messaging my other daughter Melanie – is it any wonder my mind was not paying attention when I show sometime in the future what her new design is going to be – so I ended up with a few colors here and there next to each other that I hadn’t intended to be. I’m afraid I have gotten in the “so what” mood – it is a scrappy quilt not a work of art – nothing is going to happen if I leave as is – so the first two rows of 12 are done. I am linking to My Quilt Infatuation today.
I was asked is it hard to quilt on a dark fabric with the dark thread – here is a close up so you can see the variegated thread – the thread is not as dark as it sometimes appears to be.
I have a light on two sides of the bar across the top of the frame and they can be pulled down and aimed at where I am working so I have good light. There are also two lights affixed to the underside of the fabric shelf that is above the frame for extra light if needed.
This is a close up of the thread I am using – pretty colors!!
The area I worked on Tuesday night.
My appointment following the cataract surgery went great yesterday all was as it should be. I go back in three weeks to get a further check on vision and a prescription for new glasses. This doctor will now be my eye doctor as the one I had gotten regular check ups from is retiring and only works part time now – it is very hard to get in to see him when you need to so I made arrangements to have my records sent to this doctor instead. I liked him and the clinic. So glad to get this work behind me and start seeing well again.