Sunday, October 07, 2007


I put the last two borders on the Quilt For An Hour for September/October. I have the binding made and ready to go too. Now I just need to decide how I'm going to quilt it and pick up some backing fabric -- I think either a light blue or white because I'll probably be using white thread for the quilting on the top and in the bobbin.

From there I moved on to my jacket. I stopped and cleaned up the mess from the QFAH first, and cleaned the sewing machine and put in a new needle and wound a couple of bobbins with different colored thread -- it's always nice to start fresh on a new project. I have the sleeves and the back's a quilt as you go pattern. My legs got tired of standing and walking back and forth between the cutting board, ironing board and sewing machine, so the fronts will wait for another day.

I sat for the last hour of the day and stitched the binding on the Heartstrings quilt -- have two sides finished. That's the extent of my quilting day. Tonight the Bears meet the Packers and I can only hope they can pull something out of the hat to win the game -- it would be nice if at least one team in Chicago could win a game! vbg

The jacket pattern is really going together well, so far. I know nothing about garment construction, so this is a good thing!
A new needle for the sewing machine and a fresh start.


dot said...

This turned out nice. I have not even started. I saved the instructions and will eventually make the quilt. I have so many other things to catch up with. I still don't have alot of strength in my hands especially the left so am still limited on what I can do.

Screen Door said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Love your sewing progress.... looks like fall is definitely here.

Vicki W said...

Love your QFAH!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Your QFH turned out lovely!