One of the Many Uses of Our Pool Table

You think it would be so we could play pool.  Nope.  It is really there so I can lay out quilts.  I went to Lowe’s and bought a board that fit perfectly on top. While it is not quite tall enough for me, it certainly beats trying to do it on the floor.  Then I would have dogs walking across it or laying on it.  Using the pool table just means the dogs are laying underneath it or at my feet.

This is totally a UFO, circa 1990’s.  But it has a bit of special meaning.  The second quilt I ever made was exactly the same.  This was from leftover fabric (obviously bought way too much).  It has special meaning, because I gave that quilt to my mother.  It was the first time she was ever impressed with something that I did.  Mom is not with us anymore, and I think one of my older sisters has the quilt.

I can tell that I did this quilt top a long time ago.  Still had not figured everything about quilting.  Totally ironed the seams like a rookie (open).  The sashing…”Good God” … horrible.  My use of a ruler was truly an issue back then.

I managed to fix it enough to get is square so I could quilt it.  I wanted to find the same thread I used on Mom’s, but could not find it anywhere.  It was a multi-color Sulky that was Black, Red and gold.  It really looked awesome of the quilt.  I wound up with a variegated black/gray.  It will have to do.

This is a simple quilt (basic 9 patch), so I will do simple quilting.  I will likely do a loopy meandering.

That is about the only thing I got done this weekend.  New Rheumatoid Arthritis drug, sort of kicked my butt on Saturday.  Crossing my fingers that this one works.  I am on Drug #4 in the last six months.  I do feel much better today though.  Just need to keep my immune system up since all these drugs kill your immune system.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting

Treasure your Family

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19 thoughts on “One of the Many Uses of Our Pool Table

  1. Neat quilt and like your post. I do hope the #4 will help you! I will NEVER take another steroid shot! I am still trying to find me…. LOL. Some of the drugs will absolutely turn one into an idiot, or neurotic idiot. Hope you continue to feel better!!!

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  2. Great use of a pool table. I have a drop leaf dining table that my last husband put wheels under to easily move it into a space where I can work. it’s still too low but works nicely and we found it at a thrift store for $10, Anything beats the floor. Love the quilt and happy it holds some good memories for you.

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  3. You are making me wish we still had our pool table!! Nice Quilt. My husband has had RA since before 1976 when he was finally diagnosed. I think he has been on just about every med they made and did a experimental test as well. Now a combo of Methotrexate and Embrel seem to be keeping further damage under control, but his hands and feet are just about useless. Hope you have good luck with #4.
    xx, Carol

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  4. I would call that the perfect purpose for a pool table! I look forward to seeing it quilted, too. I’m surprised the quilt didn’t come back to the maker. Hope #4 is the charm for you, and it’s a good sign you are feeling better!

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