Saturday, March 21, 2009

#4 is in progress

I thought I might stay up late tonight quilting but it's midnight and I'm ready to head to bed with a good book -- not so much sleepy as just tired. I've been a little sluggish all week and while I've been marking some things off my to do list, haven't felt like I've made much real progress.

Tonight I did get this gorgeous basketweave strings top pieced by Sharon loaded and have a good start on the quilting. I'm using the Wandering Daisies pantograph again but I probably could have used anything, the quilting is not showing up but I know the texture will come to life once I take it off the machine.

We're expecting rain this weekend so we're planning a quiet one around here -- some work, some Scrabble, some relaxing. I should be able to finish this one up by working on it on and off Saturday and Sunday.



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7 comments:

Nanci said...

That pattern seems to be a favorite for charity quilts doesn't it?
A great author to read is Harlen Coben if you like a mystery type.
Also "the lovely bones" which is a wonderful little book.
Enjoy you weekend! I played scrabble at the cottage and use sequoia twice. Kicked the butt out of my friend Mary. A memory to last a lifetime.

Pat said...

Thanks Mary for showing how you 'free float' the quilt top. I think I will definately look into those clamps!

Becky said...

Mary, how wide are the strips on the basket weave? It looks cool.

Jeanne said...

Great quilt! I like the thin, inner border, too. Happy National Quilting Day!

carmen said...

Great quilt! and you deserve a rest, have fun relaxing.
Carmen

YankeeQuilter said...

Much deserved rest!

Andrew said...

Nice to see all these..

Thanks for sharing...
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