I went for a mammogram a few weeks ago…which by the way…if you are due for one, or overdue…GO GET IT DONE. Luckily everything was okay for me, but on the way home I decided that I needed to treat myself…to a new quilt kit! I’m spoiled rotten, I know! They had these kits at the Fabric Mill in Orem, Utah and I just could not resist! I am a well known Coke-aholic! My granddaughter reminds me of this often! :) Continue reading
Have any of you ever had a project that you worked on so much or for so long and had so many problems with it that you were sick of the project before you ever got done with it? Well that describes this quilt perfectly!
I sewed this quilt top 5-6 years ago in a Relief Society class that we did a block a month. I was learning how to do some of the different quilt blocks, so I can’t say that they were my best work, but I always have loved the colors in this quilt and I finished the whole top and the sashings, but I felt like it needed some borders, but I just never got the fabric, so I just never finished it!
Fast forward 6 years- I got this quilt top out a few weeks ago and found some fabric for the borders and the back. I put it on to quilt and the tension on my quilting machine was way off and it took me several attempts and phone calls before I finally got my machine working right, I was just about ready forget about this quilt, but I finally got it quilted only to find that when I loaded the quilt on the machine, I was 1/2 inch short on one end, after it was all quilted! So I had to trim the outside border all the way around! But after I got the binding on and hung it up to take pictures, I decided that it turned out OK after all! I still love the colors in this quilt, which is it’s redeeming quality!