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LaDonna and Diana
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Ready for Delivery!
Figgy Pudding is in the history books! Well, that's an exaggeration (duh), but fun to say! (I just picture pudding all over the pages! I know, you don't have to say it...I can see you shaking your heads and groaning) I finished the quilting yesterday, put the binding on last night, and labeled it today. She'll pick it up Saturday.
I normally try to avoid stripes on the back of my quilts, but I had no choice with this one. This was what she could find with enough yardage for the back. I must say, I am pleased with how it turned out. When I baste the layers together, I normally start in the center and work my way out. But this one I started the basting from the side, lining it up and working my way across, checking all along the way to make sure it stayed straight. It turned out pretty darn straight. I matched the stripes and design so you really can't see where the seam is, and I matched the hanging sleeve as well.
My sewing machine is going to the shop Saturday. First time I've cussed at my favorite machine! Sews just fine, thankfully, so I was able to finish the quilt, but something's going on with the presser foot sensor. We'll see what the repairman says because, naturally, on my quilt sample for him to sew on, it didn't do it. Traitor. Why do cars and sewing machines do that?!!
Diana is still without internet! She's been told maybe by tomorrow. I sure do hope so! I miss seeing those babies! And her, too, of course!