I had a busy week in the sewing room. I told you all last week after my “Sew with Jo” while I was working on the quilt in the photo below, I gave up my plan to sew on one row a week and just tackled the quilt. You can read about that HERE if you missed it.
Well from there I spent the next morning putting on the red inner border. That day over naptime I pinned on the pieced border and that night I sewed it on.
The original quilt had one more red border on it, but I decided to skip it. The quilt is big already and it’s hard for me to machine quilt any quilt that is about 100″ and this one is pushing that.
The quilt is a mystery, Old World Fantasy, from Quilted Twins.
Tuesday we woke to snow. At about 6 am I got a message from a childcare mom. Big sister was throwing up. Did I want the baby? Um…No. That meant I had a snow day and wouldn’t have childcare until the afternoon bus dropped the kids off. YAHOO!!
Well then school was two hours late as the snow was bad enough to warrant it, so I had my two big kids in the morning until 9:50 am as the school had a two-hour delay. Then I had the day to myself until 3:30 pm. I decided to make the most of it.
I debated a lot about what to work on. The Halloween quilt needs attention but I was sure I could do that over the weekend. This was a free day. It was an unexpected time. Surely I could finish quilting the mystery quilt.
I made a backing for the mystery quilt and loaded it on the frame. My thought was that I could get it finished but I had a lot of interruptions. Kayla called. She had a no school day. She is a health teacher at a school about two hours from here and the snow was worse that way. Kelli called…Kalissa called…it wasn’t a day to get as much done as I anticipated. That’s totally okay. Being mom and grandma is more important. This quilt top was MUCH further along than I ever thought it would be at this time last week.
Then about an hour before the bus came I decided to stop the quilting machine and get the backing together for the Halloween quilt. I thought that would make me feel better about not working on the Halloween quilt.
I was careful and tried my best to match the print when I sewed the pieces together. It took a little longer but I think it was totally worth it. Close up you can see where the splice is but further away I don’t think you can. It was actually a fairly easy print to match.
Saturday I finished up the machine quilting on the mystery quilt and bound it.
Sunday was my day to tackle the Halloween quilt. I have loaded it on the frame on Saturday. I picked my quilting motif, loaded my bobbins, and did one pass. I left it determined to tackle in on Sunday…and… Continue reading