Yet another run around errand on my erstwhile month OFF from the hustle and bustle of quilt travel.
It was a two shot day: Tetanus in one arm and Flu shot in the other.
Physicals are important, and so is getting the dreaded shots, even if it means my quilting arms will be sore for a couple of days.
However, with the new insurance policies this was yet again an OFF year for getting a pap. I’m still not sure how I feel about that – once every 3 years is good in theory. I don’t like pelvic exams, but I’m having to trust the government where cervical cancer and other nasty things can go on undetected in my body? I feel like I’m walking around with a huge question mark over my uterus because a lot can happen in 3 years between pap exams, especially at my age.
However, I was greatly uplifted by the fact that my cranberry gown matches my cranberry winter socks.
There are things to smile about!
I pulled out Marilyn the Morse!
I needed her zig-zag ability to piece a batting!
I had a roll end that was just “THIS” much short of being big enough for this quilt. Some leftover pieces from the last two previous quilts were zig zagged together and added to the roll end and I was good to go.
((I do not want to use iron-on-anything in my batting piecing. I use cotton thread. I don’t want glue in my quilt. Just stating this here because someone is going to ask why I don’t fuse batting together. Here is your reason!))
And away we go!
This pantograph is called Marmalade by Urban Elementz.
I love it and will be using it again!
And this is where my day went from HELLO!
I broke a needle.
Or the machine did.
And I’m not even sure why or how….but before I could stop it, the broken needle shaft had perforated the quilt with a plethora of holes, breaking fibers along its way. Believe me. O! Hell! was mild compared to what could have come out of my mouth. SIGH.
It’s right at the edge of the bottom border, but not quite. It’s too far away from the edge to be covered by binding.
So here is my solution:
This will be appliqued in place.
I will quilt over it with the same aqua thread.
Hanging sleeve, binding and label ready to go!
The hanging sleeve is the same fabric as the quilt backing. I don’t often do light colored backs, but this one is too perfect not to use – and I had a piece big enough. That’s the best reason to use yardage that there is. Is it big enough? Go for it!
My plan is to get the binding, sleeve and label on today – it will go back up to the cabin with me for the weekend as my evening stitching project.
One thing I like to do when I am home for an extended period of time is get back in touch with my local friends. I have a lunch planned today that I am really looking forward to.
It’s been too long.
Have someone you haven’t sat down and really talked with in quite a while? Give them a call. Go to lunch. Get coffee. Or tea. Put the world on hold for a few minutes and concentrate on what really makes you happy. These friendships are important. Cherish them!
Digital Pattern Blowout Continues!
Just a reminder --all digital download patterns in the Quiltville Store are 25% off through December 4th! Remember to use code: digital25 at checkout.
AND MORE GREAT NEWS!! Companion Angle Rulers are back in stock and available under the notions and tools section of the store as well. Hooray! Still giggling that we sold out even my distributor!
Happy Wednesday, everyone!