Are you ready??? 458 of us agreed that it is NOT the outside that counts, but what is in the INSIDE! ((Yes, more life lessons in here I’m sure….but I still draw the line at wearing Snuggies to Costco!! ))
And the Winner of the first “Scratch & Dent Give-Away” for a copy of Scraps & Shirttails II is:
I wouldn't mind a book with a little damage to it's back; it's what's inside that counts. Learned that lesson well when I was 13 and diagnosed with scoliosis (my own "damaged back"); it didn't change what was inside me. Maybe it did: I'm stronger because of it, inside and out!
Neverbored, please email me at Quiltville@gmail.com with your name and snail mail address and this copy will be off on its way in the mail to you tomorrow! Congrats!
Wow, has this been fun! I’ve been thinking about what to do for the next Give-Away and I think we should save it for Valentine’s Day, don’t you? Wouldn’t that be the perfect gifty excuse? ((Especially for those of us who have had to live down such things as a gas dryer for Christmas, and an “as seen on TV” pasta-pot birthday present, still wrapped in it’s CVS bag---therefore giving us NO HOPE ever for such romantic holidays as Valentine’s Day! Don’t ask --- You don’t want to know!)) SO be watching….We’ll do this again as Valentine’s Day gets closer!
Wanna know what I’ve been up to today?
Quilt Top Assembly! I like to chain sew my tops together by row, so each row is complete, and they are hooked between the units by the chaining threads. This keeps EVERYTHING secure and then it is really impossible for me to get a block rotated or in the wrong place.
The rows are assembled ACROSS the quilt, then I simply just have to join the rows! Once the rows are assembled and webbed this way, you can cut them apart to press and attach if you want. I don’t. I just finger press and go.
Here is the whole top with the rows webbed together ----just ready for the rows to be joined to each other.
And the TOP finished!! Whoooo!! I tell you, I really had to hone some fudging skills with this thing thanks to that crazy bad seam allowance!
Again I tried and tried and tried different fabrics for borders, and this is the one I liked the best! Isn’t it wild?! Just wait til you see it quilted!
And my project for tomorrow? I get to put away all the stash that is covering every flat surface in here from auditioning everything in sight!
I think this is the part I hate the worst—Putting yardage away! I hate having to refold and sort by color or whatever and put it AWAY. But it’s on the list for tomorrow.
I’ve got a binding to finish, and more game is on, so I’m going to hit SEND and see ya’ll later!