Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday Morning Mish-Mash

Mondays usually are for Mystery Quilts, but by next Monday the mystery will be solved.  So I'm saving the next mystery post until then!

Today I have a mash-up of things to show you.  First up, the next great-grandchild's (not mine, my Mother's) 12th birthday quilt.  I blogged the details here

Normally I don't wash a quilt before I mail it, but I was using a new batting and wanted to see how it looked after washing.
Nice and crinkly.  However, I do like the way it looks where it is quilted more heavily.  Next time, more quilting!
The batting is a new-to-me product made in the USA -- Limerick, Maine -- by the Bosal Foam & Fiber Company.  Katahdin is available from The Idaho Quilt Barn.

I particularly love that this batting comes in four weights:  winter, spring, summer and fall.  I used "summer weight" for Katelinn's quilt. I bought an entire roll at the Home Machine Quilting Show in Salt Lake City last month, and since I picked it up at the shop on my way home from McCall, I didn't  have to pay any shipping.  It worked out to just about $8 per yard!

If you want to test this batting for yourself, they sell it at their etsy shop and I think they are still offering the special shipping rate.  (No, they didn't pay me to talk about their shop, I just love the shop!)

I'm getting my long-arm quilting station arranged the way I want, with a little help from Elder Son (who does not like being photographed!)

My Daddy would be so proud of the careful job ES is doing -- checking for studs so the peg board will be very sturdily installed!
Ooh, that camera angle makes me a little seasick!  But I wanted to show off the next-up quilt!

Here's another view:

Like my antique sock blocker that my sister bought me?  It's for kilt hose, which I don't knit anymore -- too hard on the wrists!

Needless to say, another trip to the Home Depot is in order for more pegs! 

I'm linking up to Lily's Quilt's Fresh Sewing Day.

Lily's Quilts

And most importantly:

Yes, 126 Moda charm squares.  Which you can win in my giveaway to celebrate 100+ followers.

Go here to enter by Saturday, June 16th at noon MDT!

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1 comment:

  1. Isn't pegboard great - I use mine for my rulers and embroidery hoops. And yes - love the crinkly look after washing.


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