I am pumped! I put the final border on yesterday afternoon. Not a great picture I know. It’s draped on top of the quilt currently on my longarm, which I had hoped to finish the week after Christmas, but Jim is getting ready to head out on another contract, so it will have to wait.
I WILL, I swear, only be doing a pantograph on this one. I don’t care for it enough to custom quilt it, and I think a panto will look fine anyway.
This is the one I’m pretty sure I will be using on it. In a very dark tan thread. One Song Needle Arts is probably my favorite pattern designer. Her work is quite intricate, and you don’t see a lot of her pantographs on quilts because they’re simply not cost effective to stitch out.
I’m not sure what I’m doing about the backing fabric yet. I have a dozen or so ugly blocks leftover, that I might piece into a long row and insert it in the backing, but I detest long arming quilts with pieced backs, it makes it wonky. We shall see.
Jim and I recently watched a BBQ show on Netflix and decided we needed to smoke a brisket. I think I’ve only done one in my life, so there’s a good chance I’ll ruin it, but here’s hoping not, since the smallest one I could find was a whopping fourteen plus pounds!
So big, that I had to try and fold it nearly in half, and then it still barely fit in our little Cookshack smoker. I put it on last night before bed, and twelve hours later, it still isn’t done, but I expected it to take about fifteen hours.
I also mixed up a batch of sourdough before bed and it’s shaped and proofing this morning.
I supposed I should be a responsible adult and do some housecleaning today. It is New Year’s Eve, a clean house would be a good way to start the year 🙂