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.
Treasure your Family