Today was mostly spent cleaning house and running errands. Not fun at all! Well, let me take that back, right now I am enjoying cleaning my new house, but I'm sure with time that will get old too. I had to do my grocery shopping and stuff like that. This evening we had company over, my aunt and uncle stopped by for a while. We had a nice little visit, she is a quilter so that is always fun. We just mostly talked about quilting and looked through some books.
It was getting late when they left so I really didn't have time to load a customer quilt on the frame like I had planned to do this evening but I did load on this little tablerunner on that I had pieced several months ago, actually back in September, for my kitchen table. The only reason that I put this little thing of mine on the frame was because I wanted to try out a new quilting pantograph called "ground cover" I always want to practice new designs on my own things or scrap fabrics before I ever do them on customer quilts. I just would not feel right quilting a design on someone else's quilt that I wasn't sure of before hand.
So here it is........it only measures 24 x 48 so it isn't that big really but it fits my table nicely. These are 6 inch log cabin blocks.
It will probably be a while before I get to the binding but I think I will use this fabric, what do you think? This green fabric is also used in the runner. It is hard to get a photo of the quilting but this is the best that I could do. I really like the design and the quilting on it is really dense. I used a scrap pieced of cotton batting that I had so it worked out great.
This morning I stopped by the post office because I had a package there and picked this up. A small shipment of Hobb's Poly-Down batting. I ordered 4 packages of 120x120 king bags to keep on hand. My other batting that I have on rolls measures 96" wide and I also have a few bags of 110x110, but sometimes I get a quilt that is larger than that. Actually, I have one here that will be quilted in the next few days that measures something like 114x118!!!! It is huge and very beautiful and believe it or not, I was told it was her first quilt!!! How amazing is that to make your first quilt that big???? I wasn't that brave.....my first quilt wasn't much bigger than a baby quilt. :) A friend of ours just called and said that they may stop by tomorrow. I just love them too death, they are wonderful friends and love her heart, she just had a stoke a few weeks ago, so I will be happy to see them. I spoke to her on the phone the other day and she said she was doing much better. If they do stop by tomorrow, maybe I can hand sew the binding on my tablerunner while we talk. I always have to keep my hands busy. So just in case they do stop by tomorrow, I think I will run upstairs now and load that customer quilt on the frame so that I can get started on it tomorrow evening! I have lots of quilting to get done next week!!!!
I'm off to the sweat shop.........