Lookie here…I made progress. It was mostly because of Connie’s visit. I’m completely thrilled but also kicking myself for not getting this quilt going sooner.
So, remember last week? I was trimming Texas Braid rows. (By the way this quilt is in Bonnie Hunter’s Adventures with Leaders and Enders. Well as I was trimming I found a little boo-boo.
Without my realizing it, I think one of my pieces was slightly shorter. That made for this boo-boo. It had to be repaired. The thought of ripping it out and putting a new piece in seamed a bit daunting so I patched a piece in. I ripped a couple stitches and folded it back. Then I found a piece that matched the best it could and pinned it in place.
I hand sewed it in. This is what the back initially looked like.
From there I trimmed it even up and was ready to go.
Next step….start sewing braids together. I was really nervous about this and people warned me that I would be sewing on the bias. I pinned a lot and didn’t have a single problem…at least so far.
What do you think?
I am thrilled. I love it. I can’t wait for the quilt to get finished and for it to be auditioned on my bed.
Connie was here sewing with me as I worked on this. She spent LOTS of time teasing about me and my red obsession. I love red and I’ll happily take any teasing. I’m hoping by next week I can get the rest of the braids sewn in place….dare I hope? A finished quilt top?
You can find me here next week on Wednesday with my UFO progress. I sure hope I can reveal a finished top!!
P.S. Today is Kelli’s 30th birthday!!