Once upon a time, a quilt top had been sewn from fabrics kindly sent from a country far far away. It was a rather fetching quilt top, with a mix of red, blues, greens and yellows, all neatly arranged in coin stacks interrupted with a crispy white sashing. It was finished in August 2011.
It was left on the “quilt tops that need basting” pile (it’s a pile of 2, it’s the “quilt tops that need finishing” that’s a bit bigger…) until enough floor space was found to sandwich and baste it.
At some point in the last year, it finally found such space (I first typed paste here, WHY?!) and was basted then. Only to find on turning it over, that there was a GIANT FREAKING crease on the back. Like 1/3 of the width long. LE sigh. It got put back on the “I’ll finish you one day pile”. And then the whole move thing happened and it went straight into a box, still pinned with this horrible crease on the back.
So we fast forward in time. It is now August 2012, and the movers have brought our boxes to us. The sad quilt that was never quilted is retrieved and finally unpinned. The 3 layers are then neatly folded waiting for the right combination of time and will to make it into a quilt sandwich again.
This happened last Monday. Almost immediately, it was brought to the sewing machine.
Isn’t it lovely? Though, don’t be fooled by its placid appearance. It made the poor quilter pay for all the time this quilt top spent put aside. It was NOT a pleasant quilting and made said quilter pronounce that she will NEVER EVER AGAIN quilt a giant quilt on her tiny sewing machine. EVER.
Our new surroundings land themselves to artsy pictures of quilts, thanks to Moosey’s wonderful garden. And really, the blossoms only last that long, the quilter felt it was necessary to immortalise both quilt and tree with a snapshot.
Yep, those are PURPLE chairs. And there is a PURPLE bench a little further back. I know, you are all jealous now. Ah well, it can’t be helped!
To be continued…