Thursday, September 8, 2011

Customer Quilt ... Just the borders this time

D9P quilt ... borders quilted
We all have those changes in plans.  When life sort of gets in the way.  So for a new friend, I was glad I could help out.  She's on her way to a family gathering and although she wanted to do these borders herself, she also wanted to present the quilt to a loved one.  We looked at the center quilting and decided to do these loose swirls with pointy fronds.

If I quilted feathers to echo the centers, mine would be tighter and much more funky.  I feared it would be a split personality quilt, which probably wasn't her goal.

D9P quilt .. another view

Last week, I was so excited to teach 2 different classes at my local quilt shop.  I love seeing others get enthusiastic about their projects.  The excitement is contagious!  Also, it was a wonderful haven away from the cares of home repair at just the right time.

Speaking of homes, the hardwoods are in place and we'll have carpets installed next Thursday.  The contractor is working through our latest punch list and we're just about ready to call 'er done!  I think we'll schedule the movers for the following Monday.  (Weekends cost more dollars.)  That will give us a little buffer to get baseboards touched up if the carpet folks and their tools leave marks.  At this stage, it's getting harder to wait.   I want so badly to hang up shower curtains and set up the kitchen.  But my wiser half has reminded me that the dust hasn't settled yet.  We may have to shave off the lower half inch of cabinet above the refrigerator in order to fit it back in place.  Those hardwoods raised the floor level.

I've started quilting the t-shirt quilt too.  Here it is on the frame.  Soon I'll share the quilting design.  It's a quick and easy loose design.  An heirloom quilt this is not.
T-Shirt quilt on the frame ... 2 more rows to go!

Enjoy your day!
- SeeingStars

1 comment:

  1. I know you are getting ever so excited! and I am excited for you!

    Love the way you set the tshirts together!