So, yesterday I got my first actual quilt loaded onto the Hinterberg frame. Somehow, it seems only fitting that its one of the fruilt quilts, one I plan to donate to an area shelter. Up until now, I've been practicing on muslin. But I braced myself and got it all loaded and I was ready to quilt.
And then the power went off... for the rest of the morning. Rats.
By the time the power came on, I was out the door for an appointment, and then it was the homework and dinner prep routine. So no quilting for me yesterday.
But today! I fired up the CD player (good and loud to drown out the pesky barking dogs across the street, who yap away whenever a car drives up the street, pretty much), put on the Dixie Chicks, and away I went.
No fancy stitching pattern, but heck, it's my first real quilt on this thing, for pete's sake.
And halfway through the Gipsey Kings' cd, I finished!
I'm still at the point where loading the quilt on the frame takes longer than quilting the quilt (and I'm still not sure I'm doing it right, but I've ordered an instructional DVD so I can make sure) but this was darn fun.
And yes, there's another fruit quilt to load for my next quilting spree!