Dre in Pa asked what Floating the quilt top meant.
I will try to explain.
On a quilt frame, one can load the quilt so that the quilt top rolls out from a bar. This requires loading the top onto the bar and it can be tedious, IMHO.
Please also note that the quilt top is rolled up on a bar in front of the needle. This is the way many quilters mount there quilt tops; fastened to two rollers providing the flat area to quilt.
Floating the top means that the quilt top floats over the backing bar with the batting also floating in between the backing and the top. The back is positioned on two rolers, the batting lays on top of the backing and the quilt top floats on top of everything. Like this
I think it is easier to float the top. I have had no problems keeping the quilt edges straight. I may try to mount the quilt with a top bar in the future. That means getting a ladder so that I can retrieve the bar from the beamsit down from the sewing loft collar ties. Maybe in the spring.
I am pleased to report that I have come up with the quilting design for the dark pieces of the log cabin block.
Soon the light will last longer. I will recover from the brutality of diagnostic biopsies and start my treatment. I will continue to fight the insanity of Trump as POTUS and, if nothing else, be on the right side of history. Oh and when I get bummed out, there is always The Princess Bride on DVD.