Jason and Kim are arriving late tonight, so I’ve been sprucing up the guestroom to make it a soft place for THEM to land after a long day working, and a 3 hour drive from Columbia SC to Wallburg, NC! I’m so excited to have both of my boys here for Christmas!
Of course, this meant that I had to clean bathrooms…which means that Emmy Lou is close at hand to inspect that I’ve cleaned the tub right…and that I’ve left enough in it for her to drink! She LOVES to drink from the tub. It never fails, as soon as I’m out of the shower, she is IN IT. Weird cat…but she doesn’t like regular water sources, so whatever floats her boat!
This morning Lisa and Shelby showed up at my door….along with Lisa’s BIG WOOLIE! ((If you click on the link above, you’ll see a great pic of Shelby as Lisa’s header pic!)) She has been piecing on this wool strip quilt for a while, and it’s SO cozy, and quite the heavy beast! Just the top weights what seems like 30 lbs….and then…today….we added a flannel backing, and a warm & natural batting! WOAH!!
We quilted it with Baptist Fans, and because the wool is so stretchy and pushy, I had to teach Lisa how to surf on either side of the needle to man-handle the fullness and stretchiness.
Here she is, working that fabric! The main spots were were watching were where the 4 blocks come together. Wool is pretty heavy, even with pressing the seams open, the thick spots made it harder for the hopping foot to get across those areas….
She is getting to be quite the pro at this machine! Just remember, if anything goes amiss HIT THE RED BUTTON!!
Look how fun the fans are on this! We made the fans about 9” tall….the lines are not too close together, but perfect for the scale of the strips in the blocks.
Close up of the yummy wools in this quilt…I love the gold to green to blue to brown..it’s going to be so warm!
We dug through my stash….I had two pieces of a grey tweedy looking flannel that will work perfect for binding, and I’m happy to see it go to a good home! I just know her hubby is going to love it—even if he won’t be able to roll over under it!
So…it’s Thursday! You know what that means? Step 6 of Roll Roll Cotton Boll goes live in the wee small hours of Friday morning! We are nearing the point where you will know what you are making. This Mystery has 8 steps, so we have to start putting these units together at some point, don’t we? Well, maybe I’ll just keep you stumped for a little bit longer, it sure has been FUN!