Saturday, March 2, 2013

Friday Night Sew In - 3/1

Last week, I got a quilt top that needs to be quilted and returned by next Wednesday. I didn't realize until the next day that it would need the binding done as well, but that is OK with me. The mother brought me the quilt that her daughter had asked the grandmother to make for her for her cheer leading. The quilt is very patriotic, but I think that it matches their cheer uniforms as well. The grandmother wouldn't have been able to hand quilt it before the next competition so they reached out to me.

There were a couple of spots where the seam wasn't fully picked up so I spent some time earlier this week fixing those.

Last night, I quilted a stars and loops pattern in red Connecting Threads Essentials thread and a black Bottom Line in the bobbin. The backing is navy, but I figured that the black would not be very visible.


I also got the quilt trimmed and the binding made, but I stopped there because I enjoyed one of these after the quilting was finished! A mango margarita!! It was yummy!

Photo: Quilting is done! Time to enjoy a mango Margarita! #ohcraft #darlingjillquilts

The mother also dropped off a second quilt tonight and it is larger than this quilt and needs to be finished by Wednesday as well. Today will be spent pressing and then loading the next one to the frame. I think this one will just get a simple stipple to save a bit of time. And I will need to run to Joann's to get more binding fabric. I see a Sunday full of binding in my future!! :)


Jean(ie) said...

That margarita looks yummy!

Jennifer said...

I agree with Jean - forget the quilt, enjoy the margarita!