Friday, November 30, 2012
I am so happy to have finished my first do.good.stitches quilt! And just under deadline for Rachel's Celebrate good stitches bash!
This turned out just how I'd hoped. Bright but grounded, Unisex in a good way. And a fun, voyeuristic peek into the stashes of my fellow bee members!
Now I just need to get it into the wash. Can you believe all that lint and cat hair?
Did you notice the binding in the hairy shot? I had the worst time sewing that on! My machine started having tension seizures. It would go from fine to loops on the back, then I'd rethread and the thread would break. After spending about an hour stitching down 2 feet of binding I was about ready to hunt down a repair shop. But, guess what, it was the thread! Some old, bargain basement poly junk was making me rip out my hair. I switched to the So Fine I'd quilted with and the binding was done in 15 minutes. That bad thread now says hand basting only!