This weekend was so productive it isn't even funny. Let me preface my quilting progress, with the fact that I had a marathon cleaning session at my home Sat. morning and afternoon, including completely pulling everything out, dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, organizing, and putting all the toys away. I didn't start quilting until after supper Sat. night.
Friday night while Paul was up watching some gold show I pulled together this baby quilt top. It's not great, but it's done and will make some baby happy. I also pulled backing and batting and it was ready to quilt.
Sat. night I started with this one and got it quilted. I used a pink/brown King tut.
I did loops for the quilting. My goal for the month was just to make the top, so having it finished is a big bonus!
Then I quilted this one with a meander. I was able to trim both quilts up and get the binding on the top of both of them Saturday night. Woohoo! I finished the binding at work today during breaks.
Sunday after I went to mass and took the kids to town for pictures, I came home and quilted this one. It's an older quilt top I had done as a sample.
Mikaela insisted on helping with the photography and playing on this one. She's claimed it as her favorite.
Then I really quickly quilted up this one with a really tight meander to see if I could do it. It turned out well. I loaded the wolf wall hanging and started quilting it. It's slow going because I am doing more of a thread painting on it and with all the layers its breaking thread a lot. I quit for the night, just before the power went out.
My favorite part of the weekend was realizing my cutting table is amazing! I was able to pull it up and put my big mat on to trim up these quilts. I usually use just the top, because it takes up so much room, but wow, I'm in love with the big surface, at the right height.
The kids had a great weekend. We went to Wal-mart and daddy let Mikaela ride on a couple rides.
She loved them! It's a special treat, so she was super excited. Plus she got funfetti cupcake mix, pure heaven in her eyes.
Mathew just hung out with his book. He's getting the top 4 teeth in, so just a bit crabby, compared to his normal happy self.
Mikaela was photo bombing my quilts while I was trying to take pictures.
Mathew just practiced his posing.
But then Mikaela decided to help him. He's so happy. He just turned 10 months last weekend.