Estimated completion - Thanksgiving?
You may notice that I haven't talked about the postage stamp quilt since I finished quilting it.
Part of the reason is that my Juki has been with my brother for a few weeks for him to clean and service. It seriously needed it! I needed to sew the binding on this table but couldn't do it without a machine. I finally remembered this machine that I bought a couple of year ago as a backup travel machine. I pulled it out and, surprisingly, it fit in the hole perfectly!
Then I got out the binding fabric and found out that I left myself a note! Wasn't that nice of me? I knew that I wanted to put the piece count on the label and I though I was going to have to calculate it again.
Every once in a while I do something nice for myself!
Normally for a bed quilt I do the whole binding by machine but since this one has so much time invest in it I'm going to hand sew the binding to the back.
The front is done and I'm ready for stitching. The plan was to do it in front of the TV but I quickly realized that I can't do this stitching at night. I'm going to work on it a little every day with the morning light in my sewing room.
Soooo, it's going to take FOREVER. My goal is to be done by Thanksgiving. That's fine. It will still be ready to use for winter.
I'm about 15" in so 3.9% done. HAHAHAHA!
It took me 3 needles to find the one that worked best for me so I'm leaving it in the binding where I leave off so I don't lose it.
But this project is another step closer to finally being done!
Meanwhile, my baby is back home and Tim made her look like new. He fell in love with it, like everyone does. I would not be surprised if he finds one for himself soon.
10/27/2021 11:20:40 am
So glad you had a backup machine that worked in your table. I think your postage stamp quilt is gorgeous!
10/27/2021 12:41:34 pm
Ha ha.... yes, the black thread on black binding is not an easy "sew." I would need lots of light - and no TV watching would be possible - unless I wanted frustration.
10/27/2021 01:29:05 pm
Isn't it wonderful when you find a note with needed info?
10/27/2021 06:02:39 pm
Must say I'm just a tad envious of that Janome - I still mourn the loss of mine. I'm learning as I get older that avoiding working with black is probably a better idea than it used to be.
10/28/2021 07:54:08 am
That is great you have your machine back. Stitching on black is the worst! Since you can only sew the binding on a little at a time I should keep your hands from getting sore. That is great you left yourself a note. I know sometimes I think I don't need to leave a note, that I will get back to a project before I forget what I was doing, but then oops time passes.
10/28/2021 09:03:37 am
I'll bet you get it done by Thanksgiving, there is always Sunday football stitching time!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.