tallgrass prairie studio
the empty bobbin
quilting is my therapy
yesterday was a day for catch up, and i managed to finish both my october bee blocks and my november block! silly me, forgot to take a pic of the november wonky log cabin block because i was rushing around to get the kids ready for the big trip to kc. they had dr. checkups and a big playdate planned while i went to guild.
|(i did finish sewing the blocks together)|
i also got my charity quilt mailed - finally, only 2 months past due date. gulp. that makes me feel terrible, i had such good intentions. i was so nervous about how to quilt it, what color thread to use, etc... and then i finally said just try something, and was able to finish it that day. it's far from perfect, but it marks a few firsts for me. first time diagonally quilting, first time using the backing as a binding, first time attaching a label to the back.
|egads, those lines are so crooked!!|
also, first time finishing the binding with a zigzag stitch, as requested. i guess it minimizes iv lines catching on the edge? i have another question though - are you supposed to attach the label before you quilt it? sew it on by hand? i didn't like the thread rectangle i got on the front after sewing it on. does that even make sense? it was a late night, i'm sooo tired.
only one week to craft show! kelly is coming over sunday so we can figure out how to display all our fabulous goods. i found out our booth will be in the library, if you are in the ottawa area on the 13th, be sure to come say hi!