I must admit to getting a little tired of bringing my chair back and forth to the somewhat empty sewing room – it was starting to get that “hollow” sound that near empty rooms get. So last night I decided to sit down and pin baste what was left of the quilt to quilt. I could have thread basted and I might regret that when I start to situate the quilt on the square hoop but I really didn’t want to take the time doing it.
This is where I left off – working across row #6 of blocks – what you can see on the frame is row, 6, 7 & 8 – I really hadn’t thought I was so close to seeing the end border in sight – but after I pinned the first part as far as I could reach comfortable – across most of row #7 and rolled it down I could see the border!
What a pretty sight.
This is what the set up will be – I didn’t get the quilt on the hoop last night – by time I got done I was tired of it. The weight of the quilt will be something I have to learn to deal with – it is queen size after all. I am not sure what I will do with the excess quilt – at least I was a little more than half way done so I shouldn’t have too much draped over my lap and I hope to roll it in some way and maybe use those circle clamps that some use when machine quilting at their domestic machine – you know what I am talking about? I don’t want all that heaviness and warmth on top of my lap – it would get way too hot I’m sure. I have a couple some place so need to look for them today. I have the thread cabinets against the wall on the floor and I will place the square hoop in front of it when not in use and the quilt will most likely not always be left in it – depends on how heavy it is, might be taken out after each quilting session. (getting ready to get my blog post done as you can see my blog up on the computer screen.) I am linking to MCM#55 – Beth at Cooking up Quilts and Love Laugh Quilt: Monday Making and Em’s Scrapbag.
Mike’s side of the room is getting emptier! Chugging on through it day to day.
Craftsy sale on the BOM continues see previous days post for info if you are interested.