It felt later than it was ---it was only 6pm but look at the beautiful sunset as we arrived closer to home.
Yes, through the windshield, so excuse the bug splats please!
I’m happy it is lighter in the morning. I’m not happy that it is getting dark so early.
If I stay in the basement with my daylight fluorescent bulbs brightly shining, and don’t look out the window, maybe I won’t feel like it’s time to go to bed 2 hours past dark.
I remember just a few months ago, how it was light in Soldotna, Alaska past 11pm ---and light again by 4am. What a contrast it must be there now…getting close to being dark 24/7.
No wonder quilting thrives there ----it keeps quilters warm, and quilter’s hands busy when it is too dark to want to be out in it.
After unloading the pickup, and moving all the perishable food from the cooler to the fridge, I brought Mark’s quilt top down stairs to see about putting a backing together for it.
Where is that cactus fabric?!
Here it is!
Rats! Not quite enough for two full lengths!
I figure I could get one full width length, and if I took the remainders, and cut them in half length-wise, and sewed those two narrower pieces end to end it would make a narrower width that was long enough. I could insert something between the two pieces in a wide stripe that would go top to bottom of the quilt.
But as I’m digging –I took another look at this cactus fabric and saw….Oreo cookies with cream filling? Or are they Ice Cream Sandwiches? Or perhaps Whoopie pies? Is there a hidden message in this fabric? LOL
Quilters can not live by Fabric alone..they must have CHOCOLATE!
A plaid that matches what is going on in the front of the quilt was found…remains of a previous backing. Perfect.
Treadling the pieces together on the 227M!
This machine just runs SO smooth ---and she can sew in reverse so I can back tack the ends of seams.
It’s an odd match, maybe ---but definitely masculine and will use up both of these pieces of yardage.
Yep. I still see Oreos. LOL!
The quilt will be loaded today and I will get the quilting started. My only hiatus today is a planned lunch date with my friend Mary! Then I’ll be back at it.
Several have asked when the next Quilt-Cam will be. I’m taking a break this week. Emotions are too close to the surface and I have other things to take care of, but I promise we will get back to it as soon as I am able. I’m off to Texas on Thursday!
Quilt On ---