Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Just my luck

I'm finally going to be home a few days and my plan was to start to quilting Mom's Honeybee top. By the time I made all the phone calls, emails, and faxing that I needed to it was already afternoon - but that's OK because Keith has a dinner tonight so I still had lots of time to quilt.

Things started off pretty good and considering I hadn't done any free motion quilting in a few weeks I was pretty happy with the top two borders. Unfortunately I didn't like the quilting in the sashing and although I rarely rip quilting out - I decided I had to rip and try something else. So most of my quilting afternoon was spent ripping out rather than making progress on this quilt.

I did quilt a couple more hours after dinner but now I'm going to call it a night. I'm reading a pretty good book that believe it or not is set in Minneapolis. It's Tami Hoag's new mystery Prior Bad Acts. I've a bunch of her books but for the life of me can't remember where the other ones take place. I always like reading a book that is set in a city I know. It just adds something to be able to actually picture the setting that's being described.

5 comments:

quiltpixie said...

sorry to hear you spent the day on "backwards sewing". Hope your happy with your progress this evening and can move forward in the days to come.

JudyL said...

Oh, I do hate ripping quilting from the longarm. Hope tomorrow goes better for you.

Judy L.

Norma said...

I can relate to your "reverse sewing". I found myself doing just the same thing on my last customer quilt. I wasn't happy with the thread and had to pick out a couple of rows. It was worth it in the end--I am much happier with the second thread choice.

Lizzy said...

I really like your Mom's honey bee.
I did some honey bee blocks. But I'm having a hard time putting on the wings. Mine are rounded on the out side. And I can't get the curve to lay flat. I noticed yours are pointed on both sides. Maybe That would be a little easier
for me. Sorry you had to waste time ripping out.

Lizzy

Linda_J said...

Two steps forward and one back then yesterday? Maybe a good thing that you realized it when you did or was all the sashing done at that point?

I've read a few of Tami Hoag's books as well but like you, couldn't tell you where they were based. Last night finished up John Grogan's "Marley and Me" DJ came in to tell me good night and I was bawling my eyes out. Moved onto "12 Sharp" from there. Good to be reading a bit again.