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Monday, August 09, 2010

Design Wall Monday - 8/9/10

We are making progress here at Casa Grande...

Quilting on the cats is progressing. The cross-hatching takes forever but looks great and since the cats won't receive much quilting they really pop out. The borders will have freemotion "orange peel" quilting so that will go much faster. (NOTE: the green mat in the foreground is actually a slide out tray that Dad added at my request when he built the table. It makes for a nice local place to slice and dice while sewing but it also supports a quilt as I swing it around for quilting various parts. I can also pull out the drawers on the left if I need more support but he made sure the tray was pretty sturdy.)

And here is Smokey in the window and Pepper watching over her. I asked my brother to leave Smokey a little longer to see if they would continue to play nice since they even smelled noses Saturday. This morning both were cranky so now we are going backwards... (NOTE: I better explain these floors. When I bought the house, there were no carpets, tile or anything, just subflooring. We could stand in the living room and look between the floor boards to the basement. The previous owner had just never gotten past painting the subfloor. Each room has been covered with carpets we got at yard sales and as a room is redecorated, we lay down oak laminate floors and remove the carpets. That pink carpet will not be gone soon enough!)

4 comments:

Mary-Kay said...

I love your table! Did your Dad use a commercial pattern or was it his own design? The depth is great and the slide out shelf is awesome. If I lived closer I'd ask him to build me one too. I just bought a Bernina with the stitch regulator and I need a different table.

QuiltSwissy said...

Great room. And don't worry about the carpet. The floors will come soon enough. We lived in this house for 15 years before we rid ourselves of puke green carpeting throughout!
glen

AnnieO said...

Progress is progress! I love your table too. DH told me to order what I wanted but I wish I had a dad who could custom make me something as great as yours!

Quilter Kathy said...

I love photos of machine quilting projects! I have never done cross hatching that close before...are you using a hoop there?