Today was the final day of Judy's quiltathon weekend. Apparently I can't resist any invitation to quilt - I found time every day to get a bit done. And I was finally able to start my next quilt. I've been holding this one in reserve as a reward for finishing other projects - lone star off the long arm; binding on 3 quilts (sewn on, still has to be handstitched on the back); checkerboard, and my Christmas quilt (the last 2 were finished before the quiltathon started).
I designed a new pantograph for a baby quilt I've been asked to quilt. And then I felt it was necessary to try it out, because there is some close stitching on it and my long arm skills are still in their infancy. I thought I should make sure I can actually handle this panto, before applying it to someone else's quilt. So, I whipped up a really quick and small baby quilt with some stash, and loaded it on the long arm.
And, one hour later (I told you it was small) it is complete. I tweaked the panto just a touch to fill an area that seemed too empty, and now I'm ready to tackle the real quilt. It's loaded up and ready to go - I might get some work done on it later tonight, unless I decide to head out to the weekly dance session.