We did it!
I just finished the binding on the Scrappy Mountain Majesties Quilt, boxed it up and dropped it off at the Post Office with 10 minutes to spare before closing. Whew!
The timeline quilt –what a whirlwind.
I found out about Mark’s surgery last Thursday –Friday was such a numb day, but it was also a busy day with my own physical and mammogram, knowing that Mark’s surgery was also Friday afternoon.
After all of my appointments we packed for a weekend at the cabin with plans to rent the Rug Doctor and spend the weekend cleaning carpets in getting things ready for Thanksgiving. As a side thought I threw a bin of shirt parts into the back of the trunk “Just in case”.
I really have to give The Hubster the credit –he said the “Rug Shampooer is a one person job, so go sew.” And I did.
I pieced Saturday afternoon. I pieced Sunday --- by Monday I was sewing the blocks, all 100 of them into rows, and joining the rows together for the quilt center.
And then the borders.
By 3pm on Monday I had the top done. The carpets were clean, we packed up, returned the Rug Doctor on our way through town and came home.
Tuesday I quilted. And I started binding.
Wednesday (today) I finished the binding and mailed it off.
You can tell from this first photo that I even use my Best Seam Guide Ever with my walking foot.
It has to go a bit out in front of the foot, but gives me a very nice straight seam with my binding. This is just a low-shank generic walking foot and works great on my low-shank vintage machines. With all of these layers and bulk, I really like a walking foot for putting on binding.
Basting on the label.
Before the binding went on, I took a square of fabric for the label, folded it in half corner to corner, pressed it, and basted it in place in one corner. Plenty of room to write a personal message.
I chose a chocolate brown/black check for binding –directly from the stash. I’ve had this hunk of fabric for a long time and I think I’ve used it for a couple of bindings….
Bound and ready to send off!
Close up of bottom left corner.
It should arrive Saturday or Monday, and yes I have the tracking numbers. I get as nervous sending off quilts as the next person.
Since I have neglected everything else in my life in the past 5 days up to this point – it’s time to pull everything back together and get the trunk show repacked and class samples readied and my suitcase filled for my trip to Weslaco, TX in the morning!
Leaving for the airport at 4am means I’ll be in bed by 9 – at least that is the goal!