Today I am hosting the TGIFF link party. Thank you Slice of Pi for the invite to host!
When she asked if I was interested and might have a FO to share, my brain had to process what might be available to post. My first thought was Sweet Liberty, a Disappearing 9 Patch QAL with The Crafty Quilter. Sure, it was just a top, which I had no idea how I was going to quilt, nor did I have backing or batting on hand. But who worries about those things? So I said yes. And then I was left to the reality of my bad decisions.
I picked up batting and backing fabric, but my back was short, so out came the scraps, again! Now, my blog readers can tell you how OCD I am, they could tell you my scrap solution caused some angst. But I ignored the fact my creams were stacking and continued on my way. It’s just a back on a picnic quilt, get over it Chris.
Sunday morning I attempted to spray baste in my garage on a table. Fail, the back kept wrinkling. So inside to a cooler clime and hardwood floor with Painter’s Tape. Better, but man it’s hard working around furniture! Tip: next time move the 54″x54″ ottoman out of the way.
Then off to the dining room table to get the quilting started. But not even halfway done, I ran out of thread!! Ugh! Time for a break.
Once I got the interior quilting done it was time to address the border. And I put it off until I knew I had to get it done. The how was eluding me. I almost opted for piano keys, but I just couldn’t pull the trigger. And then it hit me, duplicate the lines of the block out into the border.
And now for the full reveal. I picked up this rickety part of a ladder while visiting BioGirl. I love it, but Hubster wants to freshen it up before he allows it in the house.
From start to finish this project just took over and demanded to be done. How I wish I had finished it last week for Independence Day fireworks watching, but that’s OK, there’s always next year!
Now it’s time for you to share what finishes have happened in your sewing room this week.