I nearly didn’t make it to my quilting class yesterday, (the third and final), because our babysitter backed out an hour before class. But do you know how good a guy Shawn is? He rushed home to watch Scout so I could finish the class. He knew how much it meant to me and that I wouldn’t have a chance to finish this class for a few weeks because our instructor wouldn’t be teaching this particular class for a few more months. I was only 10 minutes late. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate him coming home. I know that what I learned in this last class was by far the most important of the three sessions. I really couldn’t have afforded to miss this class. And I didn’t.
Our instructor told us that we would average about 6 hours of actual quilting. We practiced the binding, (which while I found some good tutorials online, it still wasn’t enough to make me understand it 100%), and quilting. Then we basted all three layers together.
So far I’ve gotten in about an 1 1/2 hours of actual quilting time in. There are a few small mistakes. Mistakes that you would never see if you weren’t actually looking for them. All the same, I am quickly learning from my mistakes and I’m happy with the “end result” so to speak. I still have a bit to do with the quilting. And then the binding. But I thought I’d share with you what’s been consuming my life lately:
It’s interesting to see a project go from nothing to something. It’s quite similar to knitting, though this quilting this is all new to me.
In knitting news, it’s 1:54 a.m., (insomnia has really been kicking my butt), and I just finished weaving in the ends to Shawn’s Cobblestone. I went to the LYS to get a little knitting in. I only needed about 5 more inches of the yoke to do. So when I got home I sat down, brought out the knitting, watched “Murder, She Wrote” and knit. Of course, I got far enough that I couldn’t put it down and wait til tomorrow to do the finishing.
No. It’s done. Tomorrow? Tomorrow I will start something new. I’m thinking of a pretty yellow sundress for Scout. Maybe a dark brown Swallowtail Shawl in Misti Alpaca. Or maybe I’ll just work on the rest of the bed jacket that I promised I’d finish once I was done with the two sweaters I just finished. Can you imagine? Having finished three sweaters in three weeks? I might have to make it happen so you will believe me.
Good night. And good morning.