Friday I was in a big scramble. My cousin Charlott had brought a quilt her daughter Donna had made and wanted me to machine quilt it. She didn’t have a dead line so I didn’t jump on it…then fast forward to Friday. I knew I might be seeing her on Sunday as she was home from Alaska and wouldn’t likely be attending the family picnic at Pilot Knob State Park in Iowa.
I quickly ironed the backing and got it loaded as soon as childcare was over. I got everything in place and managed to run through four bobbins before my tired self said enough.
Saturday morning Kelli was planning on coming over for a sewing day. We had hoped to work on Kalissa’s wedding quilt…but I had to finish up Donna’s quilt first so Kelli started organizing and I worked on the quilt. By 1pm I was done and the quilt was off the frame. I didn’t have time to go back and clip all the threads but it was done enough that I felt I could pass it on.
On Sunday I met Donna at the picnic and gave her the quilt…and she gave me another quilt along with a thank you gift card to JoAnn’s. It was very thoughtful and very much appreciated.
Here’s a sneak peak of the next quilt. I can’t wait to do this one. I love boxes and and I think this one will get a boxy quilt design. Any ideas for thread color??
I’ll see Donna’s mom in two weeks. I don’t know if my schedule will allow me to get it done by then. That wedding quilt really has to be front burner right now.
We did make some progress on that but that is another story-one that will have to wait another day….let’s just say Kelli and I have learned a lot about each other while sewing this quilt.
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