Wednesday, October 2, 2013

It's Been a Hard Day's Night

Welcome to my portion of the Twisting to the 60's with Batiks blog hop.

First of all a huge hug, and many thanks to Madame Samm for hosting at Sew We Quilt and another great big hug and thanks to Mary for being the head cheerleader.  Also a ginormous thanks to our sponsor Island Batik.

I was born in the mid 60's.  My mom and I lived in San Mateo just south of San Francisco when I was small.  I don't remember much about it.  What I do know about the 60's is mostly from the music of the time.  I was born in 1964.  The Beatles had the top song that week- I Want to Hold Your Hand.  I love the music of the 60's and The Beatles were my go to group when I played the piano when I was younger.  I think I know every lyric to every Beatles song.  Don't fret there are other great groups, Come on go with me on a Magic Carpet Ride. 

Normally I can execute a project with little or no trouble.  I start with plenty of time, I do not procrastinate and I can move on to something else.  I have to do this with my crazy work schedule.  Let's just say that I understand a Hard Day's Night after this past few days with work.    Enter this project, a small quilted throw for our couch so that DH and I could snuggle under it during the winter while watching TV. So "With a Little Help From My Friends" and understanding, cause we are all friends here. 

My Magic Carpet Ride:  A simple strip quilt made from Snow Day Batiks and 4 other 1/2 yard cuts of fabrics cut into 2 1/2 inch strips. I chose some Robert Kaufman fusions to go with it.  When I first saw this line it reminded me of winter, and of he song Norwegian Wood. Maybe it was the fabric with the winter looking tree branches, and the colors reminded me of winter.   I found the tutorial here at Happy Quilting.  The top went together like a breeze and two weeks ago,  I decided I wanted to back it with some minkee or cuddle fabric.  With a 50% coupon in hand I went to Joann's.  The "minkee" they had just was not very soft, and I am not a big fan of the dimples, I didn't want just plain fleece.  Then I found the cuddle fleece, there was a gray, and a blue, and the gray was definitely not enough.  Blue it was, I took it up to the cutting table and what the heck?!?! There was a tiny bit over 2 yards on the bolt, and about 1 yard cut off in another segment.  I needed about 80 inches so 2 1/2 yards for the length.  According to the label on the bolt it was supposed to be 65 inches wide (maybe that should have been my sign) which was just a bit larger than the width of my quilt,  so I thought well with the extra yard in case I need it maybe I can use some of the scraps to help enlarge the backing a bit and it will fit.  
I went home and squared up all my little HST from my strips and created a 5 inch strip to go across which with the 78 inches of fabric even after my seams of adding in my strip should be plenty big.

I then read several articles on using cuddle, or minkee for quilting, you could use it with batting if you wanted a very heavy quilt, or without .   Rule of thumb they said to spray baste, don't stretch the fabric, and pin, pin, pin. Then baste around the edge, which I did all of the above. 

I spent a couple of hours in the barn, using the banquet tables trying to get it to lay just right. Nice and flat, all even, then I spray basted, smoothed and pinned.  Took it into the house to begin the quilting.  I was going to do my 'go to' quilting method the squiggle stitch on my sewing machine. 
  I used a Mettler Silk finished variegated blue for the top thread, and a medium gray for the bottom.  I quilted a couple of lines, no problem.  Then my thread broke.  I tore out that line, and started again, again my thread broke.  I had not changed anything on my machine.  I tore out the line a 2nd time, pulled up the throat plate on the machine, made sure it was all clear, checked my needle it was brand new I had just put it in when I started to quilt.  I would get another line or two sewn then again the thread would break. I decided to quit tearing out the lines and just power through.  Then it happened the dreaded wrinkle, one that I could not just live with.  Which meant I had 7 lines to tear out by the time I found it, and while tearing it out I also managed to disassemble the strip in the back for about 10 inches. 

This is just a small sample of the amount of thread I tore out.  I started again, and then realized that no matter what even with my walking foot, the backing was stretching, and getting distorted.  I pulled out the basting stitches, and saw that I have one side of my quilt which needs about another 3 inches of backing, and the other side the inset strip needs to be redone to make it smaller so it is not cut off in the middle of the HST.  Either the fabric was not truly 65 inches wide or I need to learn how to read a tape measure better.  It is not squared up in any shape or form, the top is square, the bottom is square, one side is nice but one side is wonky, and we are now at late afternoon on Monday and my post is due tomorrow at 12 am.  I decided I am not going to get this done, since I have to work tonight, and the post has to be done before I leave at 6 pm.

I now know where UFO's come from.  What should be a simple quilt I have spent 7 days, 4 full days trying to get the backing made, and it quilted, any other time I would have had it done with out a hitch.  I decided to just stop while I was ahead, and get my post ready, with nothing really finished.  :(   But I will finish this and it will be used by DH and I this winter.  Come back later this week I will show you it finished!

On a bit of a happier note.  I also made two table runners from batiks in my stash.  Both with the same pattern.

 This one is for my Bestie, she is having a big birthday coming up real soon.  I thought, mistakenly, I would have this all done and in the mail by Saturday, but the Magic Carpet above, got in my way. 
This one is for me.  Pumpkin and Sunflower Batiks.  I will get this one done this week too after the quilt and the table runner for my friend are finished. 

 Go check out the other wonderful quilters today.

And the rest of the gang

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October 4


Oh and by the by I am not totally devastated.  When I used to work in the computer programming business anything that was executed with a mistake (didn't work the way it was supposed to) was a "feature", and a learning experience. I have a feature of some curvy quilting lines, and one edge that is between 2-3 inches off, and I have learned that the next time I try to use the cuddle or minkee or anything different I think I am going to use some lingerie fusible interfacing, it is light, and supple, but will give a bit more of a stability for the backing. Also I have a secret, don't tell Ringo, Paul, or George, but my favorite version of "With a Little Help from My Friends" is by Joe Cocker!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!   


100 comments:

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Thank you for sharing! I almost gave up on my batiks purse before I googled and found out a microtex needle works better for batiks. Learning lessons is definitely a part of our craft! Your projects are beautiful :)

Carla said...

I am really sorry for all your troubles. It will be a beauty when you get it all together. Your table runners are very pretty. Thank you for sharing. We can all learn something from one another..

Judy B said...

Your quilt will be lovely! I haven't used Minkee or Cuddle yet, so can't offer any suggestions. Love your table runners, beautiful pattern. Thank you for sharing.

Quilter Kathy said...

I find minkee really hard to deal with too. It's snuggly but so difficult to quilt and stabilize. Your batiks are so pretty and love your tablerunners!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You may want to try a micro needle with the batiks to prevent the breakage. I've quilted minky before (but cotton tops) and try to keep the quilting motif very open to help prevent slippage. And done it with spray baste and just pinned with no problems

JanesQuilting said...

I never used Minkee...not sure I want to try. I do love your toppers. You did a beautiful job with them.

JanesQuilting said...

I never used Minkee...not sure I want to try. I do love your toppers. You did a beautiful job with them.

feltfree på Åsly said...

Your quilt is a real beauty. Thanks for sharing

Britt-Inger said...

I love your quilt. I have never used minkee, but I will surely try.
Thanks for sharing

Heleen Groot said...

You definitely needed some help from your friends here! Did you curse....it's ok to say... I would have (and have done..... a lot!). Bigger quilts I make always seem to have what I call "sloping backing". And I quilt by hand so I have lots of fiddle room... My solution? Make the backing fabric WAAAAAY bigger then the top! Then shifting doesn't really matter....and loads of scraps (always good). Loved the way it looks, though! And the other projects too!

charlotte said...

Well when it's done It will be beautiful. In fact, it already is. I do love how you made it. You will get the wrinkles out and enjoy it this winter.

Thearica said...

Your Magic carpet Ride is gorgeous no doubt. I tried to use minkee once.... once.... and never again.

withajoyfulheart said...

Love your quilt. I sure will be nice to snuggle under this winter.

Jeanie said...

I just love the fabrics in your Magic Carpet Ride! I've never worked with Minkee, but just love the feel. Your table toppers are wonderful and your Bestie will be thrilled with hers. Thanks for sharing!

Gingini said...

You made a beautiful waterfall, love it!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your Magic Carpet Ride is really beautiful, and your table toppers are very nice too!

Vickie said...

I used my dual feed feet on minky recently, and it consisted of a lot of pinning....I mean A lot ! and slow stitching ! When you get it finished it might be your favorite quilt. Love your table runners. Hang in there friend !

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh problems come with sewing....don't they. It is still a beautiful quilt...love your carpet ride....

Mdm Samm said...

are you kidding me, this quilt of yours in blues is gorgeous...carpet ride is perfect...table runner is good too...you make me smile...

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the quilt and admire you for even thinking of using minkee - that stuff scares me. :) blessings, marlene

Rose Best said...

Love the blue in the quilt, very nice

Carol said...

Your quilt and runners are just beautiful! I felt your pain as I read what you went through. I don't like sewing on minkee...it is so hard for me.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the sweet comment. I sew with batiks a lot and I had a microtex needle in my machine which was what was even more frustrating. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving the awesome comment. DH laughed when I told him of my total frustration. When I get that frustrated best bet. Put it aside and think on it. Then go back.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Judy My mom uses minkee and cuddle all the time on the back of her quilts, and up until recently she never made a HST. Unfortunately she is out of town for a few weeks on the annual family camping, deer hunting and fishing trip. I could have used some advice big time. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving the encouraging comment. I know it can be done. I know it will be a groovy project when it is done. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Linda said...

Your quilt will be so cuddly when you finish. It is too pretty to just put away as a UFO! When the frustration wears off, maybe you can pick it up again! Your table runners are also beautiful.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the suggestions. I have been using a micro needle because I sew with batiks all the time. I think every now and then there is a project that humbles you. The simplicity of the quilt, and the quilting....Oh well, lesson learned, and I have enough of it left over I am going to use it for the backing on a baby quilt I am going to donate. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe thanks for the sweet comment, and for visiting today. It is always good to try something new and different, even if it fails miserably. :) Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Mary said...

This sort of frustration is why my DH calls my sewing room the "swear shop". Haven't used minky, don't think I will after reading this.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

InGa said...

I feel with you, all that work, and not finished. But shame on those who quit... You will get i ready, and then enjoy it, all winter through...
It's going to be lovely.

Mary said...

This sort of frustration is why my DH calls my sewing room the "swear shop". Haven't used minky, don't think I will after reading this.

Margaret said...

I love your table runners and thanks for sharing your experience with minky. I was going to put it on a baby quilt but had changed my mind and went with flannel instead. Glad I did

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow - you certainly had your share of frustration with this one, didn't you? I'm battling something similar with one I am quilting right now - a queen-size UFO! I know you will figure out the best way to get it right! Love your table runners - very fall-ish and cozy!!!

Joyce Carter said...

Your table runners are awesome. I really love the colors and the design. And your quilt is going to be gorgeous when it is finished. When I have a day like yours, I just put everything away for another time. It seems to work out better the next time around. (I am glad that I didn't go with the minky.) Thank you for sharing.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

This was so very soft it would be great to use during those long cold winter nights. I am not giving up though. I am going to do another project with it soon. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the remainder of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

No swear words but what is amazing DH comment it is just for us, put a really big binding on it and call it done! Gotta love him. I usually make my backing a lot bigger, but figured with about 3 inches on each side I should have had plenty of room. I think there multiple factors in play here. I don't think it was 65 and if it was, there is a possibility it was crooked to begin with since I have only one side that really slopes. I am contemplating different ways to "fix" it. I can remove one strip or I could just use a little left over fabric from the strips and make the back a wee bit bigger. Call the extra strip on the back a focal point.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the kind comment. I contemplated different ideas and think I happened upon one last night while at work. Going to try it today. Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

LOL Thank you for the sweet comment. I will not be deterred I am going to try to use it again when I made another quilt to donate. Going to try a wee bit of a different technique though. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving the kind comment. It will be snugly for sure when it is done.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Such a lovely comment, thank you so much. Enjoy visiting the other groovy blogs.

MooseStash Quilting said...

I think we all can feel your pain here. At least I can. Not with Minkee so much, but I have had other "challenges" that left me swearing like a sailor! Wish I had words of wisdom so share with you, but I have not ventured down that road yet. For what it's worth, the quilt is going to be beautiful and loved for years. Gorgeous table runners! Hoping your Hard Days NIght turns into a Walking on Sunshine day soon!

Beverly Kirk said...

Great Song! Great work..... Luv it!

Just Quilt It said...

How frustrating! I hope it goes together smoothly from here on out. I love the top--beautiful. The table runners are beautiful and just perfect for fall.

Just Quilt It said...

How frustrating! I hope it goes together smoothly from here on out. I love the top--beautiful. The table runners are beautiful and just perfect for fall.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I love how when I looked at it (while I was disgusted) I just needed somewhere to kind of lay it out. Our antique Davenport Rotating Bed had the best light since it was too windy outside. It does look like a waterfall. Thanks for stopping by and the wonderful comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for visiting and the lovely comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Mary said...

Great job on the table runners. The quilt sounds like a great idea as well. Thank you for being part of this groovy hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I do not think that my machine has the dual feed. When I quilt I use the Husqvarna/Viking. Next time more pinning, Make a larger backing, and maybe an extra set of hands to help get it laid out first. Thanks for stopping by and the encouraging and sweet comments.

patchouli moon studio said...

Magic Carpet Ride quilt looks outta sight! Don't sweat it baby if you can't get it to be right on because it's still far out. Groovy table runners too.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh yes there are days...or weeks. Thank you for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe shucks Mdm Samm thank you for the super sweet words of encouragement, and for visiting today.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Amusingly enough I used to sew for my girls when they were young. I made dresses with satin, silk, velvet, organza and never had one problem, I could put a zipper in, button, lace, and while I trudged merrily along my mother would caution me constantly that it is terrible to work with, and never had one problem. My mother who is a good quilter, but she does not do HST uses minkee for the backing of her quilts and does a a stupendous job. :D

Lesley said...

Magic Carpet a Ride is gorgeous! Hope you solve the quilting problem...sure sounds like it was frustrating! Your tablerunners are beautiful. A wonderful gift for your bestie and for you too!

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your frustrations - now I know what to expect if I ever use some. The quilt and both the runners are very pretty. Ggood luck finishing all of them!

madebymeinred said...

Don't you hate it when life gives us challenges? It makes us a better person. You've provide us with great eye candy despite the struggle.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the sweet comment. I love blue, DH not so much be he even liked the colors in this one. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by, any suggestions. I am going to get the hang of this one way or another. I appreciate the sweet and kind comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I am going to beat this thing one way or another. I am not going to add another UFO that is so close to being finished you can almost taste it. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh thank you for the lovely comment, it makes my spirits soar after such a trial trying to get this completed. Thank you for stopping by.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I know it is doable. My mother has used it and she was always too chicken to sew with any fabric when I was a kid that had a nap, or was slippery. So if my mamma can do it I am going to figure it out. Now if she only had cell phone reception up in the mountains where they are hunting I could pick her brain. Thanks for stopping by...love the "swear shop". Too cute!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the lovely comment, and for stopping by to see me rant....I think Madame Samm should have a blog hop about using Minkee/Cuddle fabric. LOL Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I find my frustrations amusing at times. The thing is when it is done then I will be wanting to try it again. Maybe a smaller project would have been better for a first try. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the kind comment. That is why it was not finished. I had several days in a row that were frustrating and so by about 2 pm yesterday I was done. I did work on it a bit today though and got a bit further, but again had to do a bit more unsewing. I will get it so I am pleased or at least can live with it soon. Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Today was better, still a bit of a challenge but got a wee bit more done. Thanks for the super nice comment, and for stopping by. I am going to do the minkee/cuddle fabric on one more project. I am going to learn and get so it is second nature soon.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Sometimes the best thing is to take a step back reassess the problem then go at it a different way. Thank you for stopping by today and the sweet comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for being a great cheerleader. I have had so many encouraging comments I appreciate each and every one. I am ready to try a different tact today.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

This blog has given me Good Vibrations and I am ready to jump into the Little Deuce coupe and head out for the Surfin Safari in the Woody. OK maybe not, I live in Michigan there is no surfing here. But I am determined to finish my throw so that I can snuggle up with DH during the long cold winter. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the awesome comment!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Worked on it a bit more today. Decided some hand basting is called for but it is going to get finished this week! Thank you for the super sweet comment and stopping by today.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for the lovely comment they will get done I am so encouraged by all the kind comments. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thanks for the sweet comment, and stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Emily C said...

I love your quilt colors. Pity you are having issues. It will be beautiful when it is finished. Sometimes I have to take a break from a project to cool off from frustration and the next morning everything works out fine.

Aimee said...

Lovely quilt. I admire the fact that at least your making an effort with the minkee & trying to learn something new. That stuff terrifies me, for this very reason. It's a beautiful quilt & I wish you the best of luck figuring it out

Frances Campbell said...

Love your table runners. Your quilt is very pretty and will be cozy when you conquer your challenges as I know you are determined to do. Sometimes a rest away from a project works wonders.

Frances Campbell said...

Love your table runners. Your quilt is very pretty and will be cozy when you conquer your challenges as I know you are determined to do. Sometimes a rest away from a project works wonders.

BizyStitches said...

I just quilted a toddler quilt with minkee on the back and when I took it off the long arm I was very disappointed because the quilt looked all wrinkled then I thought I should NOT had so much tension on the backing, but after a while I thought it was just fine. I wish I had thought about sheer stabilizer for the backing but oh well all is well and the quilt has been delivered for a 3rd birthday.

LJ said...

I feel for you. I hate it when things don't go as planned - you're very cool. The top is gorgeous and I love the colors you used. I made a baby quilt a year ago and used minkee for the first time. Much of what you mentioned were things I did and I didn't have issues- thankfully. The only thing I do remember was someone told me that because of the stretch of the fabric you should never make a seamed back in minkee; it should be all in one piece. Perhaps that might have been some of your bad luck. Peace, baby; after that experience, you need just a bit. :)

tink's mom said...

Wow, I'm impressed that you are thinking about going back to it this week. I'd need months to get over those issues. Your quilt top is wonderful and your table runners are terrific.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Challenges keep me humble. And give me an opportunity to laugh at myself. Thank you for stopping by and leaving the wonderful comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I tore out today and started a rework. I did have to do another tear out of part of the quilting but it is going to work out. Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comment.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Awe thanks for the sweet comment and cheering me on. I figure I should be able to do it. I used to make my daughter's dresses for every holiday. I was too goofy to realize that taffeta, satin, organza was was hard to work with and their dresses were always beautiful. This is just a lesson learned for the next time. Yes there will definitely be a next time.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I probably would not have been so frustrated if I hadn't worked a couple of early shifts that went rather late in the day, turned around and worked the same day a late shift and then back to work at 6 am the next morning. That added to my frustration because it was being difficult to begin with. Thank you for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment. I worked a bit more today and got a bit further. Maybe tomorrow will be my day.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

My mother has used minkee for backings and it always looks great. The only difference is that she had a bigger quilting pattern and kind of just a stitch in the ditch with a feather stitch. I am going to do it again soon though. Thank you for stopping by and sharing. It is nice to know that I share a boat with others.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

That is probably a good rule of thumb. I can get away with it normally, but I definitely think that some sort of stabilizer would help immensely. Thanks for stopping and leaving the lovely comment.

Nancy said...

As I read your post, I was thinking that a stabilizer would be what is needed. I think you are correct in working with a lingerie fusible. Such a nice backing for a quilt, though.

jan said...

I love love your table runners and I really like your quilt. minkee is so hard. I haven't done anything very large with it but i really want to. Just gotta get up the nerve.
can't wait to see the finale.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Needled Mom said...

The colors are just sooo gorgeous. Minkee is a problem child. I always bead silicone down my thread when I use it as a quilt backing.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving the super sweet comment. I did work on it again a bit today, and will work on it some more tomorrow. I am determined that it will be completed this week.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you, waiting for some more hints for next time. Someone else said you should not piece the backing because it will cause it to be wonky too. Thanks for stopping by leaving the nice comment. Enjoy the rest of the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Jan thank you for the super sweet comment. It was such an easy pattern, and it was free some somewhere. When I finish them up I will find the pattern and post where it originated. Thank you for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the great projects for the hop.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by. Now I know I am going to open up a huge discussion here but can you explain further how you quilt with minkee or cuddle fabrics and what you mean when you say you bead silicone down the thread? I would love to use it again and not have nightmares considering it. The colors were easy, a jelly roll, and just some matching colors.

Debby said...

Beautiful colors in all your projects. Loved seeing your process. (I'm late in posting on the right day, sorry!)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

LOL Better late to the party than not at all. Thank you for the sweet comment, and stopping by. My crazy schedule I was confused as to what day it was this morning. Had to double check several times.

Linda J said...

Oh my Hard Day's Night is right when it came to the quilting. I am sorry to hear that you were having such difficulties. Recently I helped a friend get a king size backing of Minkee together and that stuff is hard to get squared up and pinned. She took it to a long armer and apparently it all worked out but oh boy. Might feel nice but it is not easy. She loves how it turned out and gave props to the quilter. The top and runners are lovely.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Thank you for stopping by. Easy pattern, not so easy to execute with the minkee. There has to be a way to do it. I am going to try it again. But for now I am working on finishing this up. Going to be some hand basting going on today I am afraid. Thank you for the lovely comment.

Connie said...

What beautiful table runners and I have never worked with minkee......but it doesn't sound fun, hope you get it all figured out because it is a beautiful quilt.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I am powering through. I have discovered some of the problems. I actually got to the point where I was putting the binding on it today. I have some hints and tips from my experience and what others have told me. Thank you for stopping by and leaving the kind comment.

Leah said...

Your projects are lovely. I agree, trials make us better people. Even quilting trials. :)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Everything is a learning experience. The key is to laugh through it even when you want to cry, stomp your feet and say bad words. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment.