This is the part of any project that I like best. The planning! It’s what I love about having the shop. I get to help plan all kinds of quilts & not actually stitch them all up! But today’s plan is actually a quilt I have been thinking about for months.
Today I marked all my lines for hand piecing on the awesome blocks I got from Sarah (more here) last April. I was able to mark a 10” stitch line and will be able to use 30 blocks, so I will end up with a nice size quilt! I have decided not to add anything to the blocks. I don’t want to “ruin” the authenticity of the blocks by adding in reproduction fabric for a sashing or border. I’m going “old school”
(back of the block)
I also decided to take out the floor quilting frame I scored during the 127 Yard sale & see what parts would need to be replaced for it to be useable. I really didn’t think it would be 100% when I bought it, but it looks more complete than I had hoped.
I will need a couple extra bolts & wing nuts to put in the extenders when I want to quilt a larger quilt. I also think I will replace the rods if I can engineer a fix. I think the Flynn Frame ends may be my solution here. I have an extra set … somewhere around here!
So, now I have a winter handwork project at the ready!