This is Gail!
Gail and her hubby hail from Ontario, Canada and they just happened to be “passing through” as they travel the blue ridge parkway and discover parts of the South East, from North Carolina up through Virginia and head back home.
I love those kind of road trips.
I’m actually jealous!
Today they were planning on spending time in Old Salem here in Winston Salem, and I hope they had a good time.
When she let me know she had hoped to pick up some books on this trip, I was happy to gather what she needed and meet her near by!
I also directed her to a fabulous quilt shop, Sew Original –not too far from the area they were to be exploring.
I don’t know if she bought out the whole store yet, but I hope she tells them that Bonnie sent her!
So nice to meet you Gail! Safe journeys to you--
I spent the rest of the day battling this:
Loading the massive blue pieced backing into the long arm.
I thought all was going swimmingly…until I started to quilt. Or wanted to start to quilt….but couldn’t.
When doing an edge to edge design, I use a computerized system on my machine. But let me tell you, computerized systems won’t run if there is a bunch of thread somehow wound around the cable winder ---keeping things bound up!
OY! I spent a long time getting thread bits out of that jammed winder thing….I don’t know how it got in there in the first place, but it sure did a number.
It took a while, but I was eventually free and clear of tangled threads and up and running.
Backing on one roller, hanging down…
The top is completely wound on the top roller!
You remember me working on that blue piano key border a few weeks ago? And you saw me working on the backing from orphans…but I can’t show you the top yet!
I can however show you this:
Quilting going in!
And yes, that is Y2K millenium fabric you see there…still like it!
I do love how this corner resolves!
Quilted –ready for trimming and binding!
Close up of stitching…
I love those Jamestown Landing leftovers in this back. These were the units I had as my step-outs for my episode of The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson last year –great that they found a place in this backing instead of just being in a bag in the orphan bin.
Tonight? Who knows…maybe trim it up and put on a binding?
Have a great evening, everyone!