Monday, December 8, 2008
Sailing Away ... and blowing slightly off course by an unexpected storm
Last night I was able to get back to the sewing machine for a little while (R. doesn't let me spend too much time away from him ... not that I mind!) and finish this quilt.
After I hand-stitched the binding I realized that I'd sewn the squares too close to the edges and they were likely to fray and completely fall apart. I went back and stitched again inside of the original stitching on all the sailboats. Lots and lots of twisting and turning of the quilt in the machine but I think it was absolutely necessary.
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And then I washed it to get that frayed edges look I was going for. That was when the little storm came upon me and my sailboats ... and one, just one, bled.
I may try to wash the quilt again with that bleed color remover stuff, I haven't decided.
Thank you for all your kind words, thoughts, and prayers about my family situation. It means the world to me.