Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Super Heros are everywhere
My youngest son is a superhero fan - so I have been collecting fabrics for him. I finally had twenty and decided to do a Turning 20 quilt(http://www.triciacribbs.com ) - queen size for him. Well today was the day for me to get it quilted. I just did a simple meander, and wrote superhero names in it, and a batman head, and a super man symbol.
For the backing I had found these two panels ( to the right) so I pieced them with other fabrics into the back.... and it was all ready to quilt.....
And then I got to the end of the quilt top on my frame, and imagine my surprise when I still had 2 inches of the panel left on the back, and NO MORE TOP!
I cannot imagine how this happened - I calculated and plotted and planned, and apparently it didn't make a lot of difference. So I thought - well - no biggie - I will cut a 7 inch piece of fabric and stitch it as a seperate border. In my head I could do it on the long arm. But in reality, I had to make a different plan to make it work.
So I punted, I took the 7 inch piece,(left) put it right sides together and stitched a straight line thru the top, the extra piece, the batting and the backing. Then I folded it down and it just looked like it belonged! Looking at it now I don't think the straight seam is really noticeable. But I added enough to cover the panels - kept on quilting and Now...
all it needs is binding!!
Now this is progress - I am finally getting something done. I have the Oil people fixing the fence, I have the other Oil people fencing out there seperators, and I have notified anyone and everyone I can think of that I really don't want to do another Horse Rescue - so Fix it ;-) And they are!
My sons have spelling Bee practice this afternoon, but other than that we are all looking forward to goofing off tonite!