I like to make all kinds of quilts, from postcard to king-size. I have a Gammill longarm quilting machine, several domestic sewing machines, and also work with a Babylock Embellishing machine. In the past few years, I have tried my hand at painting with watercolors and art journaling. I also throw in a little nature photography and the occasional travel or grandchild pictures. Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Almost Turkey Time
And here is the only kind of turkey I have prepared for this holiday! This was a quick project, fun to make.
I used this pattern, which was easy to follow.
And would have been a breeze to make, except for a little error on my part. I had it on the Gammill and was at the part I enjoy, basting down the bottom edge of the quilt to finish. And I felt something hard underneath. Huh?
I ran out of backing fabric! I was hitting the pins that attached the backing to the leader.
Now, I always check to make sure my backings are bigger than the quilt top. But I guess I started down too far when I was basting the quilt top.
Yup, I did not know how to baste this turkey. (Groan)
I was able to take it off the machine, cut a strip off the top of the backing, sew it to the bottom, and finish the whole thing in time to watch the grand finale of Dancing With the Stars while I sewed on the binding.
Today I will be picking up my new eyeglasses, and then going out to Cary to see the new home my son Dave and his wife Emily have just bought. I am so happy for them! Their first home. After their apartment burned down last year, I am more than glad that they are out of the apartment complex and into a home. Thankful indeed.