Quilting is my passion. The ability to be creative with colorful fabric just makes me smile. Of course, equally joyful is the love of my grandchildren. What could be better?
Food for thought.
Memory is a wonderful treasure chest for those who know how to pack it.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Out of the box.....
Ok, this is the next UFO that I am committed to finish and it is out of it's "acid-free" box. As you can see, I started "Home Sweet Home" back in 2008 and my intention was to have the top done by June of 2009.
I am sure you are wondering WHY I would put this quilt away when most of the work was done. Well, it is because of these borders.
Well, actually it was my being anxious to get it done at this point and instead of measuring and remeasuring, I figured I would just cut out the borders to the size the pattern called for and slap those silly scallops down and just applique them in place. If I made sure that I didn't stretch them or distort them, they should fit to size....right? Wrong!!! and of course I had sixteen of them stitched down before I tried to put the outter ones on and at that point I thought I had better see if I needed to do some adjusting. Welllllll, there was just too much adjusting that needed to be done and I got frustrated and that's where the acid free box came in.
All the other scallops have been waiting patiently, but I need to sit down and take proper measurements and then I have to make a decision as to whether or not I want to start tearing out stitches (not sure how easy that is going to be with silk thread and very close stitches) or cut new borders and 16 new scallops. I have enough scallop fabric to do that and I thought I had enough of the background fabric to make new borders but it wasn't in the box, so I will have to do some hunting before making any major decisions.
I am going to see just what kind of work this is going to entail. Maybe I won't have to remove ALL the scallops. That sure would make life easier. I AM DETERMINED to get this top done this time around though.
I am known as Mimi by my four grandsons. They are 13, 10, 8 and 3 1/2 years old. They are what life is all about. I recently retired from my office job. Now I am just loving being a grandma who loves to quilt and is once again dabbling in knitting, I am a longarmer and an APQS retailer. I can see retirement being very busy!