Saturday I have an appointment with a local longarm quilter - my first time, I am so nervous and excited! I realize that I will just be handing my quilt, batting, backing over to her and that will be about it, but I am still beyond excited and can't wait until Saturday gets here!!! :)
Sunday I tried to square up my batting and backing which was a huge pain in the behind on my tiny kitchen table - especially when I realized afterward that both were too small for the 4-6 inches she wanted all the way around (2-3 inches on each side) - BAH. I cut the batting and backing originally so that I could quilt it myself so I only left around 1-1.5 inches on each side, which is more than enough for doing it in my home machine, but not enough for attaching it to a long arm machine.
I did add a border after this picture was taken, using this fabric - cut it down to about 4 inches all the way around so it would fit the batting that didn't fit my other quilt:
So now all I need to do is make a backing before Saturday, make sure I give myself 3 inches all the way around, and iron the heck out of that and the quilt top because it has been folded up for over a year!
Crisis averted, I didn't end up breaking my fabric diet, I have a lovely quilt to take down on Saturday and a good plan to make my stripey quilt bigger and better before I get her quilted next month - so all in all I am a happy kid :)
Hope everyone is having a good start to the week!
Head cold is getting a tiny bit better so I think I can still go to our mini-quilt club tonight which is exciting! Still need to make binding and machine sew it onto my mini quilt so I can hand sew it tonight... but I should have time after work without any freaking out ;-)