Some days are just perfect for Deck Treadling!
I got back from my eye doc appointment yesterday afternoon, brought in the mail, put away groceries – and LONGED to be outside.
It was just that kind of day with temps in the low 70s, sunshine, gentle breezes and birdsong.
My orphan backing parts were laid out on the same level, on the living room floor…so this actually saved me from having to run up and down the stairs to sew the parts in the basement….I can justify ANYTHING!
So out onto the back deck I went, rolling my beautiful 1890s VS 2 right out the door and setting her up on the deck to sew.
There are not many deck days here before it gets too hot. My back deck is not covered ((YET! That’s on the bucket list)) and the sun can be awfully hot in the summer…so I’ve got to grab the opportunity while I can.
Could this be more perfect??
Sewing rows and building backing HALVES!
I like to piece backs or even quilt TOPS into halves..and then join the halves to complete. It distributes the fullness and makes things not so unwieldy as the top or backing gets bigger.
A backing is born!
Today’s job is to get this loaded into the long arm with the top ---and get some quilting going. I just LOVE blue quilts. Favorite ever!
Last night on Quilt-Cam I promised I would share Mona’s finish…the woman is a powerhouse! Check it out, her first ever quilt is now bound and on her bed:
We've named this one Mona’s Choice!
What a great beginner project, and super results!
She also wanted to share the headboard she and her hubby just made using an old vintage door ((See the knob?!)) and the antique quilt you see behind the door she picked up while antiquing with Randy and Lori and myself in Charlotte in January. It looks FABULOUS, Mona!
I can’t wait to see it in person. Girlfriend, you are on a roll!
Check out her next project in the works:
Top together for a quilt for her hubby’s mom!
I’m just so happy that she has found something she loves so much, and dang it – she is GREAT at it! No fear! Just loads of fun.
Have a terrific weekend, everyone!
Love from the Basement ---