I'm still a bit off track here, but I am sewing! I've had a bad cough/cold and sometimes I was just too miserable to concentrate. I didn't sew Henrietta's binding down, still saving it. (I enjoy the hand sewing of bindings.) Petey's blocks are all sewn together and waiting for the backing. I haven't worked on my Secret Santa things--but I have time.
So my goals for next week are--
- Make backing for Petey's quilt
- Work on Secret Santa project
- Make a backing for a finished top
Last night I was digging in my finished tops, and I know that having a backing ready with the top makes it easy to pull one out and quilt it. Seamed a backing and set aside binding fabric with it. That way anything extra can go back into the stash and be used.
I was looking for a baby top. It would go quickly and I wanted to try a different pantograph on a small project. When I found the top, it needed borders. Okay--borders will go fast! Half way through the borders my foot pedal quit. What?? Just find a different foot pedal. No foot pedal exactly like I needed. Got the tools out--a nut had come off a short bolt inside. Put it back together and sewed the borders.
Backing--I had a piece of blue flannel the right size--threw it in the washer/dryer--and loaded the long arm. The quilting was quick--the panto is nice--now I need binding. I save all my extra binding on a cardboard roll. And--I had enough of a plain blue. Woohoo!!
I'm off to sew some more!