Do you ever have those days at the sewing machine where you regret that you sat down in front of it? Mine was one of those days – but the binding is now on Patchwork of the Crosses and I can sit and enjoy the hand stitching part of it! Mostly it was I just wasn’t in a sewing machine mood today – but I told myself to sit and sew and that was most likely my problem. Puckers, seam on binding landing in corner and needed to be fixed – running out of bobbin thread and not realizing it for about 18 inches didn’t help LOL. Do not sit and sew at the machine if you do not feel like – it is bound to give you a headache and ruin part of your day with frustration!
But the binding is on and one side is almost all the way hand stitched in place. I will be working on this off and on all week.
Someone had said they would miss the aqua color – it isn’t all used up yet! Way back about 5 years ago make that about 6 years or more ago – I just looked at the link and I finished it in 2009 – I fell in love with these two aqua colors and meant to use it all up in a two color queen size quilt that ended up being a Christmas table topper LOL – do you remember the reverse applique quilt called Dutch Treat? (4 inch finished blocks) Well I started it and lost interest in it – possibly because I was working the Dear Jane at the same time? Or because for that particular project I didn’t like how the colors looked and I was having difficulty working with those little pieces!!? Well I had ordered a bolt of each color on a very good sale (like $5 a yard) – glad I did as I have been using it little by little and this is what is left of those bolts – not a whole lot left.
Dear Jane – Insanity Revisited – I have gotten one corner done – the outside edge that is quilted is actually my cut here line for when I do the binding – I basted the outline of the scallops down – but because I was in hand quilting mode I took tiny stitches instead of big stitches.
This much of the scallops done – and will continue to work on the scallops and the other corner and then roll it down so I can reach better – the first corner I was reaching too much but I wanted it complete.
And yes later in the day I got out of my sewing machine funk and did a couple more rows of the Sunny Days quilt. Maybe three more strips? Something like that – it will get done one of these days!
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