Saturday, May 18, 2013

On the Move

I've progressed with the quilting.  It took some time to recall how to maneuver the darned thing through the sewing machine.  I had a bad start and set it aside for a few weeks, as I reconsidered my approach.  I decided to start quilting simple squares in black.  It gave me chance to recall how best to feed the quilt through the sewing machine without making too many visible mistakes.

The quilting has been moving right along now.  I finished over half of this stage of the quilting within two weeks.  I am hoping this will make the quilting the stars easier, because I can focus on where I'm stitching and not worry about the pins all over the rest of the quilt.  I also decided to not stitch-in-the-ditch the stars, but stitch the contrasting color on the front as well as the back.  I know, it's hard to envision.  I will be sure to post photos as soon as I sew a few.

A back yard full of flowers
Speaking of moving - no sooner than I get settled in a home office than my home moves.  The landlord plans to sell this place as our lease ends.  Bummer.  I shall miss the back yard, with it's wild, unkempt beauty.  I will miss having my office perched amongst the trees.  I am crossing my fingers that the new place will have untreated grass so I can allow Pinni and Cannoli to graze outside.

I'm also losing my quilting momentum as I focus on the move.  I'll try to stitch the last of the squares before I pack up for the new place, so I can start fresh with the stars. 


2 comments :

  1. quilt looks gorgeous Sally. I hope you find a lovely new place.

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  2. Those wildflowers are gorgeous. Hope you manage to find a new, pig-approved place soon!

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