Sep 2009: Purchased the fabric.
Feb 2010: Quilted.
Mar 06: Squared.
Mar 13: Attached the binding. My sister, Sandy, did the binding because I didn't know how.
Apr 10, 2014: Met Harold & took him a quilt. Not just any quilt. A very special quilt. My first custom quilt. Perhaps my 3rd longarmed quilt. A favorite!
Apr 11: As I wrote a friend this morning: "Yesterday, out of the blue, I knew my train quilt needed to go to Harold. I fixed all the places where the borders were coming unraveled & made sure they were secure. I went to see him & asked if he would receive it. He did. Later last night, his daughter told me he loved trains and used to collect them. HA!
I've not slept well lately (under that favorite quilt perhaps because it was just too long). Went back to my little homespun monkeys last night & slept like a baby. Quilts are precious but sleep is essential. Both are best when they go together just right." Now if he will just stop worrying that someone will steal it.
A lot of history here. I did the cutting on my small round kitchen table. I didn't yet even own my first used Janome Jen Platinum 760 I purchased in December along with the longarm. I think I was still using a Brother I had borrowed from my daughter. I used 2 cameras & the date stamps are confusing so some of this is pure guess.
Sep 15, 2009: Purchased fabric.
Nov 02: The cutting was done.
Nov 07: Piecing. Every block is identical, just turned differently.
Nov 09: Quilt center is together.
Nov 13: Purchased Canon PowerShot SX20 IS. I think some dates are wrong because my records date the cut fabric laying on the bed later (29th) than photos of the borders attached. Hmmm.
Nov 21: Borders are on.
Feb 07, 2010: Started loading for longarming. Makes this the 2nd quilt I longarmed.
Feb 19: Longarmed.
Aug 25: Binding attached.
Sep 04: Binding finished