What a busy day yesterday was! First binding, then leaves, then a cleaning frenzy.
I got the binding machine stitched on Primary Colors and it is now ready for the hand stitching to the back. I hope to work most every evening on this binding this week so I can be done by the weekend.
Fall Harvest – 33 leaves scattered all around the borders – now I will glue baste each leaf in place so I can take out the pins. Other than the glue basting the applique will wait to start until I get the binding done on the above quilt! I think this will finish this quilt off nicely.
One last look of the sewing room in progress – in a week or two I hope to have everything moved back into the room and a quilt on the frame! The blue insulation boards in the corner are for the design wall which I hope to get put together this week.That goes on the wall you do not see – we didn’t put the pine paneling on it as it will be covered up. My table is pushed into the middle of the room so it is out of the way so I can work on the design wall. The room still needs to be cleaned up, tools put away and Mike’s desk assembled. When we get most of this stuff organized and the desk’s are in place and the sewing machine table moved in – I will get to work on putting the quilting frame together and a quilt on the frame.
I need to put new leader fabric on the rails as the other stuff is old and rotting – it has been on the metal rails for 20 years now! Although the room looks like it has a yellowish cast to it the light bulbs are daylight bulbs – it is the pine paneling that gives it that look. As it ages it will be different and also this was taken in the evening so the flash went off even with all the lights in the room. Even with about 3 extra feet added to the length of the room and about 10 feet in width at the end of the room (where a closet used to be) the room will be crowded as always. It is still a long narrow room and not much you can do to change things up when you put a long 3 rail hand quilting frame in the room. That alone takes up about 3.5 feet x 10 feet. Yes the frame could be smaller if all I did were small quilts – but I make a lot of big quilts so it stays the length it is.
And as the cleaning frenzy went – I was putting something in the bedroom closet when something fell on me and I started to bag up things for Good Will – out went clothes I no longer use, shoes I no longer wear – why were they still in the closet – because I was too lazy to bag them up. After that I was vacuuming, washing floors and cleaning the bathroom – get it done and out of the way so I can work on other things this week!! Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Sew Fresh Quilts , and Jo’s Country Junction UFO Progress, and Susan’s Midweek Makers today.