"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Monday, January 6, 2014

A finished top

I have a finished top finally!
I took like ten pictures to get one decent enough to use, even waited over an hour for the sun to move, tried blocking windows and everything.  I'm not sure if you can tell in the picture, but the red "spots" are actually sailboats.
The borders are on and today I will baste it.  I would have basted it yesterday but wanted to sweep and mop my kitchen floors first.  In my normal klutzy fashion, I was walking through a doorway and hit my middle knuckle so hard on the door jamb, that I had to wait hours before sweeping and mopping.  Then of course I had to wait for the floors to completely dry.  I also had to find the painter's tape, after searching through umpteen canisters and several boxes, I found it in a clear jar sitting on  my sewing machine cabinet!
My goal is to get as much of this quilted as much as possible this week, unfortunately the sewing room is in the sun room which is freezing right now. (It was -2 when I woke up this morning) Hopefully it will warm up later.  At least I will have my quilters gloves on to keep my hands warm.
I'm thinking of doing straight two inch lines, I just need to see how even my blocks are first because I want the lines to match up with the sashing.
I have one extra block, I'm thinking of writing the quilt label on it in the white area and putting it on the back of the quilt.  What do you think?
I am using a blue and white striped sheet for the back.

I have my hand crank set up in the living room.  I have been working on my string blocks in there in the evening when Chris is home, this way we are in the same room(and it's warmer in there after the sun goes down).  When I get it done, I can pack away my Christmas quilt and have another throw for the living room.
What is on your design wall this week?
"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8

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