Molly has had a very busy day today. Still relishing her magnificent victory in winning Miss Congeniality, she hissed at her brother this morning when he was too boisterous. She also insisted that I become the cat assistant and play with her endlessly. Yes, with her feather boa with the bell. She claimed she was too important for quilts. She changed her mind when she saw I was layering the reversible vintage spin quilt.
I machine quilted one side to the batting following the outside edge of each block...essentially a very simple grid. Next, I took out all the pins out and laid out the quilt face down on the table. Then I laid the reverse quilt top over it and began to pin baste all three layers, carefully matching the seams of the quilt top to the machine quilting lines. Of course, Molly is holding it down in case of high winds. This, unfortunately, makes it impossible to align the two quilt tops.
But in the photo you can see the holes in the middle of each vintage spin block. I will applique a circle to the centers of each block (both sides) once I have finished the machine quilting.
Here Molly is measuring the size of the hole in the vintage spin block. Yes, she has managed to get between the batting and the quilt top and at this point has her head and paw through one of the holes in the middle of a vintage spin block. It is a very tight fit and she is becoming distressed. In a few minutes, she will force herself through and because it is a very tight fit, she will struggle until she and the layers are a giant mass on the floor. She will break free, of course. At that point, I am distressed and eventually lock both Molly and Buddy out of the sewing room. I continued to pin baste the quilt until the pounding on the door convinced me to quit for the day.