Sorry, but no pictures tonight (no lieing this time either!) I was able to sit for quite a bit of the day in front of the machine and finished quilting piece #1 (uppper left corner) AND mark and quilt piece #2 (lower right corner). Is it okay to sit for 10 minutes and just ADMIRE the quilting you've accomplished?!?!? I did!!! I just layed on my tummy on the floor, cupped my chin in my hands, and looked at allllllll the quilting accomplished today! I quilted a running-heart in the green sashings----beautiful! And i"m really not meaning to be so "gloating" tonight, but I just can't BELIEVE how good it is turning out so far.
However, all good things must come to an end. I finished up piece #2 at 9:00 tonight. I brought up piece #3 (the middle "connecting" diagonal piece) so I could mark the quilting from templates. Folks-----I was only through two blocks of the 10 total on this piece, and I crashed. All energy left me---I needed to just step away and give it a rest. So, since then, I've been catching up on email and I hope to spend about another half-hour or so catching up on some of your blogs (SORRY--I haven't left many comments lately!)
Tomorrow is the 4th of July---Independence Day. We plan to head up north to the "farm." I think DH has some shopping and such to do in town first, so I'll plan to pack up the girls, tidy up the house (so it's not a disaster when we come back on Sunday--I HATE that!), and perhaps spend some more time on marking the last section IF time allows.
I have completley bought into the quilting in sections technique! There is NO FATHOMABLE WAY I would have been able to quilt these patterns if I had to trudge this whole quilt under the machine's arm. I can foresee a bit of extra math calculations with every future quilt so I can utilize this technique.