Last night, I got the last border sewn onto the Friendship Braid quilt. I'm really happy with this quilt! I love, love, love this fabric (Kansas Troubles-Bound to the Prairie) and I'm pleased with my choice of the green border. Those that know me would be surprised that I chose green--especially my mom! :) (Hi Mom!) Lately greens and yellows have become very appealing to me. Anyway, this morning, I layered and pinned it. Just as I was getting out the thread to make bobbins and start quilting, the power went off! After talking to a neighbor, I found out there was a big transformer in the next town that blew or something...most of the town and the entire base was out. ~sigh~
Never fear...a quilter is always prepared with some handwork to do, right? I decided to finish up Block 3 of the Quilter's Blessing BOM from Capricorn Quilts. I love these little guys...and I think my stitches are getting better as I get more practice. Now I just need to get April's done and I'll be all caught up.
After a few hours, and a little afternoon siesta, the power came back on. I decided it was time to bite the bullet and start quilting the Friendship Braid quilt. This is one of the largest quilts I've attempted to do on my home machine. It measures approximately 65" x 75". I'm doing meandering loops and it's going pretty good so far. I'm taking a little break from quilting and when I stopped, I laid down the quilt on the floor. It wasn't 2 minutes later when Quilt Inspector #1, Whiskers, came over to give it a test run. I think she approves, don't you?....now what am I going to do? LOL BTW, the backing is pieced with three different fabrics, so that's why you see three colors in the picture. She is completely out...too bad I'll have to move her so I can get back to quilting!
Hope you all are having a fun, quilty weekend!