I also spent some time sewing on the borders to my fall table topper. A while back at this year’s Sew Expo I was talking with Shar Jorgenson about which batting she used for one of her table runners. It quilted beautifully, yet was very light. She told me it was Mountain Mist Quilt Lite Batting So I bought some and tucked it away. I decided to try it on the table topper. When I took it out of the package it was pretty wrinkled so I popped it in the dryer on delicate for about 5 minutes. The wrinkles came right out, but it expanded from 1/8” thick to what you see below!
I went ahead and pinned together the quilt sandwich thinking that it would relax, but no - it held it’s puffiness! So I’ve now unpinned it and will go back to my favorite Warm and Natural!
Another thing we did this weekend was drive down to Seattle’s Georgetown area and visit a marble/granite/stone showroom. We are doing one of the counters at the Squash House in marble so I can have a good surface for pastry. I had originally thought about Carrera marble - you see that in a lot of high-end kitchens. Well, we are not high-end folks in spirit or pocketbook! What we found interesting is that the end user does not purchase the stone, rather picks it out, the fabricator picks it up and it’s all billed through the contractor! A salesperson had us don orange vests, then took us out into the warehouse to look at Carrera. What I saw didn’t appeal to me, but right next to it was this piece.
Sorry for the flash, but this was the best photo I could get to show the true color. My husband and I immediately fell in love with this piece. The light, creamy color will compliment the butcher block we’re installing on the other counters quite nicely and doesn’t command the price of Carrera! Now it's on to picking out a kitchen sink and faucet!