Although yesterday ended with a migraine, it was mostly productive. I finished the binding on my Aunt's quilt! All I have left to do is the hanging sleeve and label.
I can't hand sew for hours on end so I took breaks to load and start quilting my Mom's Turning Twenty. This is going to be one puffy quilt! She made it of flannel and picked a flannel back as well. My Mom is building a new house and will be living there with her sister. Over the past few weeks we have determined that her sister is one of the coldest-natured people around. So Mom decided that this would be a good quilt for her sister. We selected Hobbs Cloud Loft for the batting. If this quilt doesn't warm her, nothing will! I was concerned that the thickness of the batting and 2 layers of flannel might cause some problems but it has been a breeze to quilt. I just keep the quilt sandwich taught to keep from getting pleats. She selected the panto Double Plume. I don't have a lot of pantograph patterns but now that I have the hydraulic lift on Willie, I may invest in more. The lift makes quilting from the back so much more comfortable - it was worth all the installation trouble!
I try to always have a very wide backing so that I have room to test tension as I go along - you can see the patches in the first photo. Now that I have a TOWA tension gauge I am having almost no tension problems.
It's so nice to do an easy project once in a while! I started this Sunday afternoon and it's about half done. The next quilt will also be an all-over but free-motion from the front.