Truth be told…I was a little sicker than I let on back in January. I had oral chemo all of December and the first week into January. I had my radioactive iodine treatment on January 7th and from there…it all went downhill.
I had tried to get a quilt done and finished before it got bad but there were some snafus and miscommunications that led me to not having finished when I had planned so that left me sewing it when I was feeling the absolute worst.
With the deadline pushing me I just sewed. I didn’t think. Anything to get this quilt done and out of the house was what I needed. Even though I was feeling crappy, I just sewed trying to hit that deadline.
I finished the quilt, took it to Carla of Longarm Quilting Inspirations, and sighed a huge sigh of relief.
Then a few days later Carla called. She sent me some pictures. WHAT?? The quilt was wrong. I could see it was wrong. BLAH.
I had to remake the quilt. Luckily I had enough fabric that I could make it again. I was still not feeling but the best but by now two weeks had passed so I was already feeling quite a lot better. That went much better and this time, the quilt was right.
I took that quilt to Carla and she did the longarming. That quilt was bound and sent out in February. It will be published in Quilts and More magazine in the Fall issue.
Carla brought back my oops quilt. After hearing about the quilt drive to get quilts to Ukraine, I thought I would quickly machine quilt this one and send it.
So…here’s my oops quilt. The fabric line is…
Moda’s The Sea and Me. All of the fabrics have designs that are sea/ocean-related.
I did a simple swirl motif on it…it was quick which is what I need as the quilts are supposed to be in Florida by the end of the month.
I had plenty of gray fabric so I bound it using gray.
I had a sheet that worked for the backing. When I was first looking for backing fabric, I didn’t like this but it was the best I had. Well, I like the print but there was purple in it and the front doesn’t have purple in it.
In the end, I liked it just fine.
I hope someone in Ukraine is comforted by it and forgive my cancer brain for the layout not turning out as intended.
In the end, I’m please with it and am so happy that my quilt is still usable.
That checks another quilt off my “to be quilted” pile. YAHOO!! That’s always something to celebrate.