I’m up at an early hour for me.
I rolled over and looked at the clock --- 6:15am.
Part of me wanted to roll back in the other direction and catch another hour of sleep, it was late by the time I turned out the lights last night. After shutting down last night’s Quilt-Cam, I was a bit wound up, and it is hard to get the brain to shut off so I can drift off.
The other part of me wanted to run down to the studio and get the binding started for this!
Any idea what this is?
This is a close up of the backing during the quilting process for Celtic Solstice! I had just advanced the quilt to show the first blue stripe of backing! Exciting!
Nope! No sneak peeks at the front yet!
I walked around to the back of the machine to make sure things were rolling up right, and to check the tension on the back of the quilt.
Sew Far Sew Good!
The Behemoth! Trimmed and ready for binding!
Close up of quilting:
Oh cool! It looks great on the back!
The design is Celtic Curlz by Urban Elementz! How perfect is that?
Kind of a teaser, I know – but wait until you see the FRONT!
As I was quilting yesterday, I got to thinking about the quote in this photo:
This photo was floating around Pinterest the past couple of days ---and I saved it because it explains so much. Why some days the points are perfect and everything matches just right and falls into place on THIS part of the quilt ---but as I advanced toward the end, the part I was trying to get together after just finding out about my brother Mark’s brain cancer ----it’s a wonder I could sew at all!
There are a couple mismatched seams that I would call “GLARING”. And I’m not fixing them. They are quilted in. Those are the spots where my heart got derailed.
Some future “quilt inspector” may tsk tsk at the inaccuracy of those places, the wobbly-ness of seams, the chopping off of a few points.
But I will know when I see these humble places that at that moment –seams went awry while sewing through a veil of tears and much heart-trembling.
This is how we hold it together.
Sometimes, just like life –Quilts are just a beautiful mess, and we just keep quilting on while trying to hold on to our sanity.