So…..I’ve been busy. Not sewing. Instead, I’ve been using my handy Do-It-Yourself skills to assemble the Grace Quilt Frame. It took a couple days and I’m sick of tiny allen wrenches, but….it’s done!My nephew kindly helped Mr. P remove our Indian antique teak bench (aka The Behemoth) to the backyard. The interior space has been completely overtaken by the quilt frame. I mistakenly thought I had the Queen size with King addition. But no…it’s a King. I promised Mr. P I will take it down to crib or Queen size in a few months. But first, I need to get familiar with it and practice my quilting.For my first practice run, I loaded some Dena Designs cheater print. This is Snow Flower, I believe. It’s from years ago; however, it’s been patiently waiting in the stacks. Fabric is good that way.
I haven’t even made the first stitch and I’m thrilled. The carriage moves so smoothly on the track. Any hiccups will be all due to operator error. Hence the necessary practice piece.Meanwhile The Behemoth sits in its new spot. It’s like it was always meant to be here. A few Moroccan lamps and a punch of color is all it needs. The 80+ degree days are making it a very inviting spot. I think is where my periodic breaks from the quilting frame are most likely to occur.
Right now, I need to catch my breath. Tomorrow is for quilting.