When I posted that I was putting my blog on hold, I had no idea that it would be 4 months before I got back to it. I admit, I could not decide whether I wanted to blog again or not. Sometimes it feels like a job. But, that is because of my own expectations. Why do we put such pressure on ourselves? Many of us do that with a lot of things. There is nothing wrong with setting high expectations for ourselves...as long as we don't take away the joy. I have to keep reminding myself.
I have gotten several projects finished or near-finished this year. I'll find myself working on something and really want to share with my friends in Blogland. Several people have asked me what happened to my blog. I guess I was not the only one reading it after all.
Today I am determined to finish a quilt I made to go under my bedspread. Nothing like sleeping under a quilt. We have been sleeping under a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt that my mother made. It is starting to fall apart, though. The backing was a very cheap muslin. Another good reason to use quality materials in your quilts. But, I digress.
Remember those fat quarters that my sister Karen bought me at a yard sale? I posted about them here. I have used almost all those fabrics. I will be sharing those projects over the next week or so. Meantime, today I will be doing some fast-ripping, some machine stitching, and some slow stitching on a binding. I used a bisque color thread for the quilting. It was perfect! Looked off white on the front and blended well with the yellow background. And, then, I got to the border. It stuck out like a sore thumb on that black border. See? That's the fast-ripping part.
I plan to quilt the borders with red thread. I also notice that my fabric had some how slipped on the edge of one side of the quilt. I had to take the binding loose and will re-do that side. That will be the machine stitching and then, slow stitching. I will share the finished quilt later. Happy quilting!