I've been busy since I last visited. Lots of procrastination! Do any of you have a section of a project that you really don't like to do? Some people it's the binding and some hate to cut out the pieces. Me, I don't like b o r d e r s! You all know what I'm talking about. It's probably one of the easiest steps to do but......I'd rather sew on a binding, rather cut out an entire quilt top than sew on borders. I've been trying to talk myself out of being so hard on myself for this. You know it doesn't make me a bad person or anything. I eventually get the borders on, but not without a lot of procrastination and frustration! I sewed three fourths of the border on one side before I realized I was out of bobbin! (I just hate it when that happens.) (plus the border had to be pinned on all the way) Anyway....enough of that. In spite of all the extra time spent, I still managed to get that Love Hate quilt finished and almost ready for the quilters. (I call it my Love Hate quilt because I kept waffling back and forth on liking it.) I did end up liking it just fine. Now I'm working on the backing, piecing a strip to off set down theback side for some added interest. And that's another thing. When did this happen? Remember the day when the backing didn't matter so much? You either used bleached muslin or unbleached. No big deal. I've seen quilts recently that the backs are pieced almost as pretty as the top! (I'm not making this up)
I was able to get into the shop this week and had lots of fun. Getting things ready for the Mardi and Me club and my Bag Class in June. Finally Theresa and I were able to come up with a date for the bag class. We have kits cut out for this bag or the Bathing Beauties. Should be a lot of fun!