Thursday, May 10, 2012
Yesterday my friend Jane came over and spent the day with me and the longarm. Jane, being the best Grandma ever, made a patriotic quilt top for each of her 5 grandsons. Like most quilters I know, Jane is a checkbook quilter and would rather piece a top than do the quilting. But she is also an adventuresome kinda gal and took me up on the offer to come give the longarm quilting experience a try. Jane picked a panto with a meandering star design and used blue thread. They were a perfect match for this quilt top.
Jane and the longarm played very well together and her quilt top was finished in no time. We even had a nice leisurely lunch at Tott's Asian Diner around the corner from my house. We got the quilt squared and ready for binding. She hoped to get a binding sewn on before her head hit the pillow so she could take it to her R.U.A. Quilter friendship group today and show them that she really is a QUILTER!
I think Jane may come back (at least four more times) and quilt that pile of patriotic quilts!