While I am looking forward to Christmas, my sewing mojo had taken a nosedive. I’m trying to decide what to do for RSC20. Thinking about UFOs to get on a list, etc.
My OMG for December was delivered to the quilter before Thanksgiving. She was in MN to spend the holiday with her younger son and family. The weather caused them to be delayed getting back home.
She was able to start to get my quilt on the long arm and discovered a problem . My backing was too small!! OMG, I am so embarrassed! Luckily she is a dear friend and lives close. So yesterday I picked up my bag if pieces and parts. I couldn’t figure out how that had happened. Then I found the note I had written to her. It said, the quilt is square, 48 x 48! And the backing and batting are pieced to be 56 x 56. The requested 4” larger on each side, should be good , right!
Well my quilt is nor 48 x 48, as you can tell!
My news year’s resolution will be to have a notebook/ journal where I keep the data on each finish!
Ok, lesson learned! (At least we will hope so!)
I did not have enough of the backing fabric but found a maroon and cream gingham that looks alright. No creative piecing either. Just git it done! It's going to be a picnic quilt to carry in the car!
A close up, that doesn’t look so muted! I had to cut a new batting piece also. Luckily I had a twin size batt in my closet,
It will go back to Lynn tomorrow And she will get it done. I’ll probably use the leftover original backing scraps for binding. Let’s see, 48 + 48 + 64+64+12” = 236! Add it again, write it down with details, Judy!! Go!
I am linking this post to Scrap Happy Saturday.
And Finished or Not Friday (cause it's definitely a NOT)
And Oh Scrap ( cause I uttered a work that rhymes with scrap when Lynn called me about my booboo)
For those of you who are tired of seeing my Bow Tie quilt, I apologize.
Stay Busy and Stay Happy