Quote for the Day:
"My soul is fed by needle and thread."
After taking the pictures for the new sewing room "tour" post, I was able to get a quilt into the handquilting frame!
This quilt is another commission quilt and belongs to my wonderful neighbor, Kathy! Her aunt or great-aunt...I can't remember which...made this top but never got to finish it into a quilt.
The fabrics are vintage shirtings and some feedsacks, so it looks like it is from about 1940-1950. Kathy picked out a beautiful, purple, reproduction print for the backing that I just LOVE LOVE LOVE! When the quilt is finished, I'll be sure to show a picture with the backing in it!
This is a fun quilt to work on because I am doing simple oblique lines with a nice braid in the border. I tried marking the quilt before I put it into the frame, like I normally do, but somehow my lines got skewed. So instead I am marking it as I quilt it, that way I'm able to keep my lines straight and equidistance apart! (For some reason, my spell-checker doesn't like the word "equidistance", but it really is a word! Remember it from geometry class? I knew that advanced math would come in handy one day! LOL)
This quilt is fairly small compared to what I normally do, so I don't think it will take too long, since I need to make a wedding quilt for Erin & Dale who are getting married in September! :)
This quilt is a pleasure to work on. This is the first time I've used Hobb's Tuscany 100% Cotton Batting and my needle goes through it like "buttah"!!! I think this is my new batting of choice now! And it is one that my favorite LQS carries, so that is an extra perk! :)