You are not going to be surprised to learn that I did not clean, I gave into temptation and sewed.

Only, look!  I resisted the temptation to start something new and I actually finished something.

Patriotic Braid

And by finished, I mean that I finished the quilt top.

I really like the look of a braid, but this quilt was not fun to make — I’m actually surprised that I persevered.  Those braided strips were so poky.  Ugh.

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I enjoy sitting and being one with my sewing machine as I sew and sew and sew and sew.  But this was tediously poky.  I’d sew and sew and sew and…not be able to tell that I’d actually DONE anything.  I like to at least see a little bit of progress.

I managed to make myself keep going until it was going to be approximately square and then I quit.  The tiny triangles (finished at 1 inch square…) and are waste triangles from another project.  There’s something like 200 of them on this quilt.  I have hundreds left.

Last night, I needed to finish piecing one half square border, attach it, plus attach the one that was already sewn to the other side — after that it was reliatively quick work to add the blue border and get the binding ready to go.  Not sure how I’ll quilt it.  I’m not sure if I’m keeping this one, or if it will be a QOV.

The beauty of the new location for the sewing room is that I don’t have to quit sewing when Mark wants to go to bed.  Yea!  Sewing into the wee hours, here I come!

Oh — now I’d better get going before I’m late to open the shop.

Later gators –