Wednesday, February 17, 2016

you know I'm procrastinating

when it was new
That must mean it's Tax Time! Really, I know just where all the paperwork is. I know what room it's in and what set of baskets to go to.

In the meantime, the first quilt I made for Charlie has finally gotten the long promised and long overdue mending. I have not turned on the Janome since this quilt was first made more than eighteen months ago. I suppose I should clean and oil it.

I don't know what I was thinking when I discharged already tender cottons on the quilt top. Some of the pieces began to fray and develop holes just from day to day wash and wear.

At first, I was afraid I was going to have to deconstruct the entire thing, but the backing is substantial commercial batik so I'm counting on some sturdy, well-placed shirting patches and a new binding to hold things in service another year or two. I'll finish hand stitching that binding when he's sleeping tomorrow.

new now


Nancy said...

Love the colors and that it is so well used already!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Time to start a new one! Even without discharged fabric, I have found my hand-made quilted items only last so long with regular laundering. Get that Janome up and running... time to play!

Anonymous said...

It is a beautiful quilt. You are so very talented!

jude said...

i love the mending part really. i have resurfaced entire quilts many times. over and over.

secret messages

"He watched as she stalked a wide, slow circle that took her all the way around the car. She was wearing something short and black....

Play it again Sam.