My antique Temperance block rescue is on the long-arm. I quilted about a foot before the thread ran out. Tension is so tricky that I wanted to use the same brand, but when my order arrived, it looked awfully different. What color did I use to begin with anyway? Cream? White? (I had thought Antique.) So I'm in for another round of wait-for-the-postman.
In the meantime, I decided I hate the quilt. Look at it from a distance. Ugh. Dead on arrival. I fell into a puling funk... (ask my husband)
To distract myself, I made some holiday gifts (hotpads? mug rugs?) out of other antique blocks.
I added a few ideas to my crazy quilt.
And I started a second antique block rescue quilt. This one will have a wide, crazy-patched inner border, mostly in darks:
At the end of the night, I decided I could applique more geese (antique scraps) to the front of my Temperance block quilt.
...and add some red here and there. It's not going to be easy with the quilt on the frame, but (I tell myself) it will be worth it. Wish me luck.