I love laundry day. Why? Because my sewing room is right next to the laundry room in the basement and I just stay down there sewing while I'm doing the laundry. Any excuse will do.
So I spent the day diddling around in the sewing room.
- I got another little quilt all basted up and ready to quilt.
- I un-basted my challenge quilt because I want to add a couple more elements to it. I have always felt a little uneasy when it came time to quilt it so I've been putting it off. It finally dawned on me why I didn't want to quilt it: it wasn't ready to quilt. I need to add 2 more lily pads, a water lily and a reed. This gives you a bit of an idea what it's about. Yes, there is a swamp involved.
- I made the binding and stitched it on. I'm going to do a bit of hand work and then the little quilt can wing it's way to Illinois.
- I got started cutting all the little pieces involved in the Spring Four Seasons Swap quilt that I am making. I've only got about half of them cut. Since I am taking a day off from work on the 30th, I'll be able to get a lot of it done: cut out and sewn together.
I didn't have a clue what I was doing. I just kept adding elements until I thought it was big enough for a queen size bed. It's big enough all right since it is bedspread sized! It is totally handquilted with a polyester bat. And the binding is absolutely atrocious! I am not joking. There are tucks and ripples in the binding that curves around the rounded off corners. I rounded the corners of the quilt so I wouldn't have to miter them.
It's a good thing to keep around just to see how much I have improved.