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Tuesday Tidbits

My customer came for her Cutie Patootie’d quilt today.  She loved it.  She is the cutest thing…84 yrs. young.  She has the sweetest attitude.  I’m glad quilting gave me the opportunity to cross paths with her.  She also brought a quilt top to show me, to see if I could do anything with it.  The top is 60 yrs. old, and it’s in great condition.  She made it herself.  I think she is a master seamstress.  What little bit I got to look at it, it looks to be perfectly pieced.  It’s hard to describe, but it’s a pretty yellow cotton border, that she already has scalloped, and the same yellow setting blocks, on point, alternated with white squares with the state flowers handpainted on them.  It would be gorgeous quilted up.  I do hope she brings it back to me.  I really want to quilt this one.  She had already marked it for hand quilting, and is going to try to get the pencil marks out.  She said it might be middle of next month before I hear back from her.  I’m pretty well booked til then, anyway.  I can’t say why, but I just liked this lady instantly.  I do hope I hear from her again, and that I get to quilt this one for her.  It would be a shame for it not to be finished. 

I have the back of the king custom loaded up, but I haven’t gotten any further than that, other than planning my course of action in my head.  Maybe I will get started on the actual quilting tomorrow.  Maybe….