Maybe it was the heat? Maybe it was just the distraction of 19 cats?
Whatever it was I hope I'm back on track or have a routine that gives me a craft release.
So anyhow, I did finish up a project. And if course I had to iron it and the backing on a pretty hot day, Murphy's Law!
I detest ironing on a cool day. I would rather throw it in the dryer or go wrinkly but this isn't my quilt. This quilt will be gifted to someone so I had to do things correctly.
If only I had pressed those rows when I was done instead of waiting till I quilted it.
Simple straight line quilting. This was a beast to move under the needle! It would have been easier with straight rows but I had to pick a diamond shape and twist the quilt with every new angle.
But no more complaining because its done!
Being up close and personal while quilting sure doesn't elevate my sewing self-esteem.
Then I look at this picture and think, it's not too bad.
So there is my weekend finish.
P.S. I machine stitched the binding to keep myself from sweating anymore than I had to. We are in a drought situation here in California!
After this finish I rewarded myself with a new project. I cut up a few fabrics. Used up a few scraps. Sewed a whole bobbins worth of thread. It felt good!
Take care, Brandie
(I promise I'll be back soon!)