Spring Quilting

I finished up the quilting on my very large (around 90" x 104") Coral Queen of the Sea quilt.  I'm pretty pleased with how the pattern looks.  I haven't started sewing down the binding yet.  
I'd been having issues with the frame of the long arm after we expanded up to the 12 foot frame.  The silver parts that the machine runs along were different thicknesses so the machine just didn't run smoothly along the rails.  So my husband tore apart part of the frame and worked on it more and reassembled it.  So far it seems better.  It's just frustrating that I should even have had any issues.  You'd think the parts would be manufactured at a consistent size.

I also started quilting a guild quilt.  This will be a fundraiser for the local Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.  I wasn't sure how I wanted to approach it and I want it to look great, so I've been procrastinating and thinking on it.  Since guild is Friday night, it's time.  I am quilting bead board in the outer border, E and L loops in the light border/bookcase, and I will be doing individual patterns in each of the books.  The pattern is by Heather Givens from Crimson Tate, as is the fabric.
Over the weekend, we went to the local glass studio to try glass fusing.  We weren't really sure what to expect.  We got to choose a base shape and then various colored bits and then glue them on using an Elmer's glue mix.  We then paid and left them to be fired.  We can pick them up tonight, so it will be interesting to see what they look like when they are finished.  Can you tell which one is mine?

All my daffodils are blooming, as is our weeping cherry tree.  The weather has been pretty nice.  I love spring!

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