Now I bet that is a first! Actually - I did accomplish tons on the weekend and still had lots of time to veg out and read my book, walk to the library with Little Sammy and basically enjoy the beautiful weather. Would have liked to spend a bit more time outside, but well - a deadline is a deadline!!!! And not like I can waffle on this one because this quilt has to be on a plane in a week!!!!!!
I had several photos that the owner wanted on the quilt. I printed out the first sheet and thought they were OK, but when I printed the second sheet - I knew there was a problem. Look at the pictures below. See the one on the right - it is very orangey - not enough blue. I knew the blue ink cartridge was low, but thought I could squeeze a couple of pictures out - no go. I had to reprint them all.
|The left one is much bluer than the right one - the left one is the keeper|
|The one on the left is bad - the one on the right is good|
Yep - a big difference if one of the ink cartridges isn't full enough to print properly!
Once the photos were printed, I let them sit for a bit to dry.
Then they got dunked in the sink to wash any of the excess ink off.
|Washing the photos in the sink|
Then they got hung up on the drying rack outside to dry. I knew by the time I was ready for the pictures that they would be dry. It was a breezy warm day.
|Pictures drying on the rack|
|Everything interfaced and ready to sew together|
And at last - the top is DONE!!!!!! A nice size - well my lap size - 60" by 72".
As I was working on this quilt on Sunday morning, I had a bit of a panic attack. I hadn't thought of the backing. Oh crap - what am I going to use?????? Stores are closed!!! Then I remembered that I had just bought backing for another quilt - a nice maple leaf and thought - that is perfect!!!!! Now I have to replace that other backing, but no worries. There is a reason that one makes all their quilts the same size!!!!
|The top and the backing are DONE!!!!!!|
Got the quilt loaded on the long arm, choose the thread and a pattern and I was working up a storm. I tossed my fleece jacket off as I was a tad warm and look who confiscated it!!!!!
|Little Sammy resting on my jacket|
The best part of quilting a quilt is....................
|Seeing the end of the quilt come off the roller|
The top was quilted and off the long arm by dinner time!!!!!!! Yeah - I was very happy about that. It is now trimmed and needs the binding put on so I can do the hand stitching this week for a Saturday delivery. Oh yes - I'm going to make it!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Customer quilt - DONE|
I am very pleased with the way it turned out. I think the customer will be very happy as well.
On that note - I am off to put on bindings today, edit pictures, and figure out Row by Row. Oh yes - a fun day!!!!!
Have an awesome day!!!!!!!!!!!!