Sunday, September 5, 2010
You Have To Eat All Your Vegetables Before You Can Have Dessert
I took Friday off from work to have a super 4 day weekend, because as my boss put it how often do you get a 4 day weekend. I was planning on sewing the whole day away. I wanted to make a skirt, make happy birthday bunting for Ms. Chloe who just turned one and work on this new quilt square I just saw a tutorial for on-line. But then I had a moment of responsible crafter: you have to eat all your vegetables before you can have dessert. In this case dessert equals all the new projects I want to do that look all pretty and shiny because I haven't started them and the vegetables well those are the heap-o-projects that need to be finished. So I was a good girl and pulled out Amelia's quilt. I bought new backing material because you may remember last time I tried to finish up it didn't go so well. I also decided that this quilt wants to be tied and not quilted. After three failed attempts to quilt it (twice by hand and once by machine) and a lot of time picking out quilting gone bad I came to accept that it was a tie quilt.
I got it all tied off and of course realized there was not going to be enough fabric to do a rolled edge...Why are these things never simple? and so I am now making binding so that one day, one day with a little luck before she goes to college I may actually finish this quilt!