Mar 14: First Contact. Pattern is Hoops 3" in diameter, Quilters dream cotton batting, Magnifico Shiver #2164.
Mar 21: The quilt is here. Such lush reds indeed.
Apr 04: Tara back from vacation.
Apr 05: Tara is reassessing the size she wants for the basketballs. 3" is quite dense but not necessarily too dense for this quilt. The big O for Ohio is want really counts on this quilt as it is the standard design for Ohio State paraphernalia.
Apr 07: Loaded the playground with information to help Tara decide on her density. Going ahead with prepping until she can get back to me. Prepped. Need to wind bobbins when I know how many. Loading. Talked through the thread options & density options & how they would impact this quilt. So far, we have all agreed on 7.5" rows (3.25" balls). Since the quilting will make for break this quilt, I agreed to do thread tests in the morning using Magnifico & Bottom Line, Silver & Gray.
Apr 08: Tests are done. I know what I would use but let's see what Tara & her teenage son choose. Decided on least contrast, best blend--Bottom Line Gray. And yes, that was my choice too. Just need to load the top & start quilting. Quilting. On last row. ... Went out to dinner around 6 PM without a top coat. Now at 10:45, it is snowing like crazy with serious winds. I want to ship tomorrow but the mail carriers may not be able to get up here. Quilted.