So, the last time I turned on my quilting machine was….somewhere around the 18th or 19th of September. I went off to Seattle to teach, and when I came back — I just got busy with other stuff…and pretty soon I find it’s been nearly a month!
This weekend, I decided it was probably time to clear the junk off the table and just quilt something — anything!
I decided it was time to quilt this top that I blogged about back in August. It required piecing a back first, but piece it I did, and between Sunday evening and Monday morning this got quilted:
Just a fun freehand feathery, swirly thing.
The thread color is Mother Goose — it’s a little bit dark on the cream fabric on the front, but it’ll do. It felt good to have something go on and get done quickly and easily — a confidence builder…
I really haven’t done a whole heck of a lot of longarm quilting in the last year, and I feel a bit rusty in some ways.
Now I can add it to my stack of quilts that are waiting for the binding to be hand-stitched to the back. I think there are 4 quilts in that pile now. The other night I said to Mark “I should teach you how to hand-stitch bindings.” You should have SEEN the dirty look I got from him. I thought it was a good idea — it would help keep him awake when he watches a movie, right?
I guess I’ll just have to rely on my mom and my own two hands to get those bindings finished.
And those two hands are tired and way past due for a trip to bed, so:
p.s. I think I’m now caught up on all of the blog posts I had thought of while I was without a very good connection. I may have exaggerated the total in my earlier post, but I’m glad to have all of these things shared with the universe finally.