|Hawaiian print quilt top is my daughter's project|
Here is a look at "Quilting Central" down in my basement. Finishing up UFOs is kind of like having a job. There's a task to be completed so each day I go downstairs and put my time in. Love Letters on the design wall is progressing slowly but each day I get more done. I've completely finished machine appliqueing the center wreath and now I'm working on the Oak Leaf block from the empty space on the wall.
I'm still hand quilting the Plaidish quilt. It is "big stitch" quilting so it's going fast. I should be finished in about 3 days or less if I'm diligent.
I decided to pick out a backing for my "Cheddarback quilt". I had originally decided on using a big blue floral that is purposely faded looking. When I got it out there was 9 yds. in the piece and this quilt only needed 4 yds. so I looked for something else. I found this early Fons & Porter piece. It is marked on both selvages but it only says Fons & Porter by Bernartex with 2 colors. I think it looks great with the quilt top and am anxious to begin.
As you can see in the top picture this quilt is layered on the floor. I ran out of pins for the pin basting (there is still a bunch in the Plaidish quilt). I don't know whether to unpin the border now or buy new pins or leave the quilt sandwich on the floor until I finish quilting the other quilt.
I remembered the Cheddarback quilt begin quite large but it is only 68" X 75" or something like that. I suppose I could have put a border on it but I wanted it to be more like the original. It is sure a fun quilt to look at. I think I'm going to enjoy quilting each individual block, like visiting an old friend.
This is a picture of my 'Spring Cheer' daffodil that blooms both spring and fall. It has quite a heady fragrance and show no sign of wilting anytime soon.
My husband ruptured another disc a month ago and has been flat in bed during that time. The insurance company won't pay for the MRI unless you go through 6 wks. of physical therapy. He's been in this situation before and is gladly jumping through the hoops so he can further the process toward surgery. He had his MRI Wednesday and is waiting for the results.
So I am staying close to home and filling my hours with my quilting. And I'm his chauffeur as well.
He's the kind of guy who always has a project going and he's an avid gardener. The garden was cleaned out and prepared for fall by my daughter, her kids, and me last Saturday. I didn't know I had it in me!