Bound and Determined
This weekend I finally did it!! I received a call from Linda who had my blue and yellow Sage Garden Quilt that it was ready to be picked up! After wrapping up what Kay and I were working on we drove the 45 minutes to the quilters and picked it up. It turned out so very beautiful and I could hardly wait to get it home.
What I didn’t know at first touch, was how stiff it would be with that much quilting on it. I was actually unprepared and we started joking about it being so stiff that it may just walk off on its own.
When I got it home and pulled out the fabric to use for the border, it was close to 8pm already. Determination set it however and I put most of the fabric together for the binding… yes I said “most” of the fabric. Like any great story with trials and tribulations, I hadn’t measured correctly and while sewing the binding on came up a little short. Not to worry though, I quickly added two more strips on and I was off and running.
No one every mentions it, but when you have something with that much quilting pushing the needle through the fabric is very difficult. On several occasions I looked at my finger at the hole that was forming from where it created an indentation! Well, here it is, I’m very proud of how this turned out. Now I have but to put the label on to put it in use.
Well, the stiffness of your quilt is the same thing that happened to one I had done. The lines of quilting were so close together. I would have liked it to be a softer look. In the end though, it looked fantastic on my bed–AS DOES YOURS! It is lovely (and A GUY did it….!!!!)Told my hubby that maybe he should give it a try! Oh yeah, that did not go over well. He allows me my passion, but does not participate. Except if I tie a quilt he will sometimes join in tying the knots.
I can’t say that I know how he feels, but I’ve never been into cars and always wanted to paint or do something else artistic. The only problem was I couldn’t find a medium I was good at until I stumbled on quilting. I am made fun of at the office at times but have learned to have thick skin. Thanks as always for the comments and good luck this Friday on the giveaway!!
I think it turned out fantastic! I only hope mine comes back looking that good.
I’ve always liked the yellow/blue/white combination… Your quilt looks beautiful. Good job!