Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Teeny Tiny Update...

Sorry for the lack of posting everyone! I have been consistently bent over my sewing machine for the past few weeks and may have developed a permanent hunch. This was not alleviated at all by the fact that I had to rip out all (and I mean all) of the quilting on two of my Market quilts (both "Verna" and "Love"; "Daisy Chain" is fine) and do them again - so very frustrating! I think the bad, horrible quilting was caused by a multitude of factors: my walking foot broke part way through quilting "Verna" and I switched to my standard foot to finish, I decided to try spray basting for the first time on "Verna" (this did not go well, although the back was perfectly flat and pretty), and user error (i.e. me, being impatient and doing things I shouldn't have)... oy!

My first paper for my Summer course is due on Tuesday and so I'm a little sad because I had two more designs that I wanted to get done before I leave for Market on Thursday (one using Botany and another using Nicey Jane), but there's just no time left.

Would you like to see photographic evidence of how tired I am? Yes, okay!

Alex took this picture of me asleep on top of "Love" (this is the back) right after I finished ripping out all the quilting. Hey look at that... you can kinda see the quilting hunch I've developed!

I should mention before I head off to bed that I have in fact finished quilting all of the Market quilts, yay! They just need to be bound (which is the plan for tomorrow) and then I will take some pictures of them for my portfolio... I also need to get some money exchanged... and pack... and maybe do some laundry... and, oh ya, write that paper!

Alright, g'night everybody! Be sure to come back on Monday when I will be participating in Sew, Mama, Sew's annual May Giveaway Day!


  1. Congrats on being so close to done! Hopefully you slept well on your quilt ;)

  2. Oh dear! Hopefully you'll be able to get some rest soon. Stupid papers always interfering.

  3. Congrats on getting so much done! It'll be all worth it in the end.

  4. Ughhh...the dreaded seam ripper and having to use it! Not fun! I have been down that road several times and it is not pretty.

    BUT----I am sure that you latest quilting is a beauty. I can't wait to see them in a few rest up MISSY!

  5. Oh, that's so sad! I hope you get some rest soon.

  6. man you are one busy and tired girl!!!

  7. Just wanted to drop you a note before you fly south...have a fabulous time at Quilt Market. Enjoy yourself and can't wait to hear all about it when you come back!

    Safe travels and best wishes!


  8. Love the pic, but sucks about the quilt. I would have probably thrown a mini-temper tantrum. Hope you are having a great trip!