Think about this.....

...the only thing scarier then reaching out to the unknown is settling for that with which we are comfortable.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Not so Honey, but Definitely Nutty, Cheerios

This quilt was a dream to quilt to start. Everything was fine until I got down to the end. That's when I discovered my backing was short about 4 inches. After rectifying this problem yesterday afternoon, I re-loaded and finished out quilting the top.

I measured around the perimeter, selected a binding fabric and found what I had selected was JUST enough fabric to go around the complete quilt.

Ummm...no.

I was about eight inches short.

I scrounged through my stash, my little pieces, my short cuts, and finally, the last place I looked, found a piece I could use to extend the amount I needed.

While ironing the new piece into the old and pressing the crease to add it to my quilt, the iron decided to become incontinent (again) all over the end of the quilt and one of the "accidents" occurred on a section of white. I need a new iron.

Now I'm glad this quilt is done where before, I didn't want it to end because it was so fun.
Cheerios
I think today I need to just sew. I need to sit and muddle through a pattern, put fabric together, make 1/4" seams, press, measure, and cut. I have a little pattern here I may try to stray from the long arm for a day. 

I do love long arming, but I love to piece and create tops as well, and I haven't done any of that in over a week. I wonder if I'll remember how to use my machines? 

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