Saturday, May 15, 2010

Did you feel it?

Last week, the earth shifted on its axis... did you feel it?

I am the Queen of Procrastination, unparalleled in every way.  I have quilts that I started when  my sons were young, and by young, I mean grade school, and by grade school, I mean younger than middle school.  I'm talking a LONG time ago.

One of these quilts I made for Stephen, then came to realize that Stephen doesn't care about airplanes and I should make him a quilt that reflects him; then, before I got the quilt finished (more than TEN years later), I find out Stephen loves this quilt, and that it does reflect him; it's perfect for him and his wife who both like the moon and planet fabric that I was obsessing about low those many years ago... by now it's 13-15.  


But then again, it's never too late to finish those quilts.  They keep very well.  I did a good job and they are beautiful, and pleasant to work on.  

Wow!  I'm glad I finally remembered that!.. Did I mention that they are 13-15 years old?

I put the Ricky Tims piped binding with mitered corners on Stephen's airplane quilt; probably 13-15 years old.  Now, at long last, it is finished (except for the label and the hanging sleeve, which while certainly as important as gravy on the potatoes, is, in fact, gravy on the potatoes... it is legal to serve plain potatoes).

Praise Jesus.  That the quilt is bound, not plain potatoes.  Praise Jesus for gravy.

Stephen is very excited to hang it in his house.  As a matter of fact, I said to myself that I could NOT go back to Virginia Beach without that quilt, finished.  The impetus was my parents coming out for Mother's Day.  The quilt was on the floor in the spare bedroom and they were coming.  It had to come up.  I didn't want to have to put it back down, so I decided I had to advance it to the next stage right then.  So I did.  I cut off the edges, got out the Ricky Tims dvd. watched it again and cued it up, filled the bobbins, pressed and trimmed the binding, which I had already applied piping to two years ago.  I am NOT hard to keep up with!

So now I need to take a good picture of it before I send it to it's new home.  I have a friend who takes great pictures of her quilts for her blog.  I'll see if she'll help me take a great picture of this one.   Then you can see it, too!

Next topic: Selvage quilts!  How much fun are they?  I decided to clear a space around my sewing machine and had a stack of dryer sheets (used), and a stack of Kaffe Fassett selvages.  So I killed two birds with one stone.  Although I would never kill a bird with a stone unless I was starving.  I now have about 15 6x9" blocks made from selvages sewn onto dryer sheets!  I'll do pictures later... I have to do this in baby steps.

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