So I used to think of myself as a decently intelligent person. I have a college degree, I worked for years before kids. Then, yesterday, I realized I may not actually be that smart.
The big queen size quilt I'm working on for a dear friend just called out to be worked on the other afternoon during the kids' naps. So, I sat myself down at the sewing machine with about 6 yards of 108" muslin and enough cotton batting to wrap a horse (I know, strange analogy...but it works). Then I realize after a bit that I'm sweating while quilting. Nobody ever told me I could burn calories quilting!
I take a look out on the patio and realize that it's 110 degrees (yes, One Hundred And Ten) on the patio outside!! Holy cow. No wonder I was hot. Moral of the story: not as smart as I once thought I was.
Here is how the quilt is progressing...
Here are my horizontal lines about 6" apart. These are the stitches to stabilize the whole quilt (20 lines total), and then I'll go back through with 3 or 4 lines of stitches between each set of lines. Does that make sense??
You'll notice my purple disappearing marker lines running across the fabric. Fortunately, my friend said she and her hubby aren't looking for precision, they just don't want anything "flowery." I can handle that.