|we have binding! handwork in progress|
my lovely 2 week staycation has come to an end. i now have many other obligations to keep my occupied for the next month or so. consequently, sewing will slow down tremendously. it was a pleasant period of intense industry of the sewing kind. but it's over. my blogging will probably slow down, too. but in the meantime, there are all the bits i recorded but didn't post yet to keep me going. and maybe i'll get some sewing squeezed in, too.
the other night when i was squaring off "romance in the garden" i came across a small problem. one of the panels was short about 1/4" to 1/2" or so. it was too wide for the binding to comfortably cover. i didn't want to cut down the whole side of the quilt to make up for it, especially since the hst points extended to the edge of the quilt. so i decided to do a small patch.
however, when i sat down with the quilt to sew on the patch, it had disappeared. i could have sworn it was on the quilt (not pinned) when i sat down but in the shifting of the quilt to position it under the needle, the string disappeared. i didn't think much of it until i had looked the entire quilt, the sewing table, and the whole area over a time or two. then i started feeling a bit baffled. where on earth had it gone? i began removing everything from the table, pulling out everything from under the table, searching high and low to no avail. it was just simple gone.
finally, i happened upon the project box for the quilt and found a large scrap of the fabric inside. hallelujah! it must have been quilting providence because the piece was a better size for the patch spot and matched better, too.
linking in with plum and june's let's get acquainted hosted at quilts in the queue today.