Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Quick and Dirty
Fast quilting isn't usually my specialty. I guess I've been looking around at Quiltville too much and the high achievement level is rubbing off on me just a bit. Not a bad thing!
I continued to pound on the Whirlwind quilt all weekend and have the quilting all completed. This will be a couch quilt and I wanted it to be soft and welcoming. So I quilted it in a speedy stipple with Mettler cotton, top and bottom, which I haven't used in quilting for a long time. It worked out very well. I love the look of the silk-finish cotton thread, and the Bernina cooperated with good tension, top and bottom.
Tonight I came home from my yoga class and got the binding and sleeve made and sewn on. All that remains is the handwork on the binding and making a label. Tomorrow is Seams and I'll have a nearly-completed quilt to show.
WW continues to be good. I was down another 1.2 this week. But there's sad news about my yoga class, which is ending due to a job change for my teacher's husband. They'll be moving away soon. There was a great deal of difference between this very dedicated young teacher's classes and the type of yoga taught in health clubs, which is my only alternative now. Small towns like mine offer few choices.
We end with a gratuitous Lucy picture. This was supposed to be a shot of her sleeping on her back, legs all akimbo. But of course she moved just as I was approaching with the camera.
Still cute IMHO. Note how she positions herself right on top of the heat vent.