This small piece was a sample for a class that didn't get enough students. It is only 31" x 43.5". The quilting on it was really an experiment to see how it would work to do the meandering on the longarm and then go to the regular sewing machine for the ditch quilting where all of the color changes are. It worked out pretty well. I had to ease it in a little in a few places. I don't think I would try this on a larger piece though unless I did some tack basting on the longarm before I removed it.
When I finished that one I started the quilting on the hand dyed zig zag quilt. I'm using the 12 wt. thread that I got on sale last month in the top and the 30 wt. of a similar color variegated in the bobbin. I'm almost 1/3 of the way across it.
A friend came over yesterday morning and helped me measure and figure prices on some more quilt tops so I'll be loading a few more photos to my Wandaful blogshop some time today and for a few days following. She helped me make some decisions that I was struggling with and I am so grateful for the help.
Thank you everyone again for the uplifting and positive comments yesterday. I didn't answer every one of them but please know that I really appreciate them.