In spite of the storms we’re having every afternoon, I managed to quilt this week’s top, catch up by quilting a second top (I was one week behind on my goal of 1 top for each week I don’t travel this year), and to also quilt two doll quilts using the extra backing on the machine.
I don’t usually have backings large enough for more than one quilt but for the Happy Block Quilts, I am using Cuddle from Shannon Fabrics. They’ve donated bolts of fabric for our HeartStrings quilts we finish at the Maine sew-in for a few years now and I carried one bolt home (to use on donation quilts).
Both Happy Block tops were quilted with a pantograph called Steam. Since the Cuddle fabric is 60 inches wide, I loaded these lengthwise and the “steam” rises!
Because I loaded them lengthwise, I had just enough backing left to quilt two of the doll quilts. Which puts me 2 quilts ahead on my goal (I know it seems like the doll size tops shouldn’t count but they do!)
There won’t be any quilting for the next couple weeks – Keith and I are going to enjoy our long holiday weekend together before all my appointments and treatment next week and then I’ll be in “isolation” into the middle of the following week but I will have some time for binding and piecing before the isolation period begins.
Since I needed a haircut, I decided to go short to make things easy the next few weeks. I haven’t had my hair this short in a long time but I shouldn’t need another haircut until we get back from Maine the beginning of November!