I can't believe it - I got to the point where I wanted to be for this morning. And I even had time to read and have a snooze in the backyard!
However, I don't have a lot of time to go into all the details this morning, but have a look at the quilt.
|My quilt - DONE!|
Here is something to contemplate today. Did I have just the right number of license plates, the right design, the right amount of planning or did I make it look that way? That's not really the right way to say that - I'll try to refine that statement.
Here is the back of the quilt. I loaded it after dinner last night - it was so beautiful outside that I really didn't want to be in the house so I stayed out as long as I dared. It was glorious!!! I chose a very simple quilting pattern and you'll see why when the quilt is revealed. That made my life easy as I was able to rip through the quilting in a couple of hours. It's not a huge quilt - lap size - 61 by 76 (my normal size is 60 by 72).
|Back of the quilt|
|Row by Row fabric from 2015|
I also picked up a license plate from Ruti's Needlebed yesterday. That makes 7 and counting...... So far, I haven't broken the rules - well just with Carol!!!! However Row by Row hasn't even started and I have had several people send me pictures of the various rows that are available. They are all evil!!!!
|One more license plate|
This morning, I have managed to trim the quilt, make the binding and the sleeve. Everything is sewn onto the quilt and hopefully I'll get a chance for some hand stitching today while I volunteer during the juding process at Quilt Canada. However, I'm short of binding by ONE strip. How is that for calculations? I wasn't even sure I was going to use this grey, but it became an integral part of the quilt. Never mind, I hope to get that one strip tomorrow. In the meantime, there is a lot of binding to be stitched down and I do not want to do it by machine.
|Binding and sleeve on the quilt|
|Not the right color!|
|Cutting table to be cleaned up!|
Now if only I could get the studio is shape so that it would be easy to clean all my projects up. Well, it is sort of! I do have plenty of room to work, but if I were a little more efficient - OK - the problem is there is a few too much stuff! There is one good thing that is happening. I might be starting new projects, but they are getting COMPLETED. What I need to do is work on a new one, then on an old one and get some of the old ones complete.
On that note, I'm out of here for another adventure today. I have no idea how much I will be needed. I may be running around like crazy or I may be sitting on call. Either way, I'm ready, although sitting on call would be really really helpful today!
Have an awesome day!!!!