Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas (CGQC)
I had a fun weekend. My mom and I both took sewing projects to our friend's house. We stayed up late both Friday and Saturday evening sewing, during the day we did a bit of shopping and enjoyed a meal out. I worked on my Isn't Christmas Jolly quilt kit. I do LOVE the end project, but I had several snags as I sewed along.
First, I wasn't fond of a replacement fabric in my kit. It was for this checkered interior border that I did make (but when you read on, I ended up ripping it off). I did not realize they had changed the fabric when I bought it. I wanted red. I had bright yellow. You know how I love red!
Then when I finished all of those awful geese, my geese were too short on every side to line up properly. So I ripped off the green.yellow.checkered.border that I didn't like in the first place.
Luckily, my friend was VERY helpful. Figuring math and changing a pattern is not always a stronge point for me....let me say quite loud and clear, had it not been for her I would have stuffed the dang project back in the UFO bin where it was clearly destined to be. We managed to salvage and I do say salvage the scrap green and white fabric from around the panel piece to make a smaller border to allow the geese to fit perfectly.
I HATE geese. Correction, I like the look of flying geese, but I hate making them. My hat goes off to Mary who recently made that huge geese quilt. I have no intentions of ever sewing them again. I think they are very boring and tedious. All I can say is...those geese about flew south. That's all I am saying.
I had a few other uneven sewing problems. THEN at the very end, right when I dared to think "THANK GOODNESS THIS IS ALMOST OVER"...I ran out of border fabric. WHAT YOU SAY? OH yes, I did. Luckily, I had some scraps left...enough to make some cornerstones and it worked out okay. I am so glad that it is done and I do love it, I think all of the changes I had to make do compliment it well.
What a saga. Good thing Santa is so cute.
More to come later this week...I have to post my wonderful quilt from our quilt swap...just wait to you see the cutie that Michelle made for me!