I did manage to complete the boy quilt, cut the binding strips and then went out to play with the lathe! Lena enjoyed a good stretch when I took the photo--she was teasing for a good brushing so, of course, I obliged her!
The outside shape of the bowl was completed and I turned it around and began the hollowing out.
It went pretty smoothly-it is so enjoyable to watch the wood curls fall away as you remove the center mass!
The grain is so pretty in this piece because it has swirls where the branches were-very cool grains result. Now it is time to do a lot of sanding on the inside and apply the shellac for the finish. So today I will complete the little girl's quilt on the frame, the bowl and maybe bind both quilts! What about you?!