Monday, October 19, 2015
In A Bind
I have three large quilts to bind and that was my weekend plan - simple, NOPE. It took me longer to actually quilt my lozenges quilt because these two find it quite comfy and they weren't moving no matter what so I could do the bindings.
I even switched and used my little machine to make up the bindings - yeah, they look rather boring here Two of the same mocha brown (from the trimmings of the backing from one quilt) and the other is a grey/green with little red flower and small lite green leaf. This is how I use them in a lose fold plopped in the center of the quilt and just go. Never have a problem with tangles or knots - it works for me.
These two still won't budge - so I moved my Juki to another table and started on the largest quilt - which I can't show you because it is a designer's test quilt and has not been released.
And then I had furkids change napping - my sewing chair (which is my wheelchair), the quilt under the machine, the new chair set up for sewing. Maybe with all this changing of patterns caused the 'oops'. I literally sewed my left index finger with binding to the quilt - not one, not two, but three stitches right thru. No broken needle or bits - everything right straight thru (even the bone). And they call this a hobby!
Yeah, that's the machine that sews thru material, wood, metal, bones. When I returned to task (yeah, did get that first one finished) with quilt number two - yup, sidelined again. Neither would touch the back (plain muslin), but once I flipped it over........
they both had to snuggle it. This is my bow tie quilt with the last of my sons' flannel shirts. Oh, Moe - he's back on the lozenges quilt.
I have to move everything back to it's normal set up as my SIL will be down to sew and furkids will have to nap elsewhere - I want to finish these bindings as I'm two days (and one finger) behind schedule.
And we had SNOW!!