On Tuesday I gave a lecture on scrap quilts to Loose Threads quilt guild that meets in Ballwin, Missouri. I enjoyed meeting new people and ran into a few friends that I knew from other quilt guilds and quilt shops. Below is a photo of my table set up. I completely forgot to bring my quilt stand. LOL Behind the first table is three bins with more quilts!
Friday I spent the day sewing quilt backs and cutting batting for seven quilts. I headed over to a friend's house (who is out of town) to borrow her long arm machine for a round of marathon quilting. I already appreciated my local long arm machine quilters but quilting so many quilts in such a short period time made me also admire them. I had top tension problem, bobbin tension problems, bobbin spring popping out, thread breakage, pin sticks, feet hurting from standing so long (even on one of those stress mats), a little back pain, a loose seam toward the end of one quilt I needed to creatively repair, frame adjustments, and probably a few other things I'm not remembering at the moment. Just because it's quilted on a long arm machine doesn't mean it's stress free. By the way, I gave up on quilt #7 at 5pm; I was tired and wanted a nap!
If I get any time this week, it will be spent making binding; only one of these will have the binding installed completely by machine. I'll talk about them more as I finish them.
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