Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Therapy and hearts

Mad Plaid is done!

I was hurrying to finish the binding and when I was evening up one corner, I poked my tool right through the flannel.  Shoot!  How to fix that hole?

Ignore it?  Once Nick gets the quilt I can blame it on him?

Zig zag over it and sortof darn the hole together?

Redo that part of the binding?  Yep, that's what I did.  I ripped out the stitches, cut off the part with the hole, sewed on a shorter new piece of binding, sewed it down, clipped it and redid the corner.  Only this time I was a bit more careful.

I really liked this quilt and completely enjoyed the therapy of working on it.  I hope Nick likes it!

I also worked on the two heart squares.

I cut all the strips, cut them into squares and triangles and lined up all the pieces, two deep.  This is the point where I like to check, did I do it right?  Sometimes I recut pieces here if I want my hearts to march in the same direction but this one looks fine.

I sewed all the triangles together and I am about half way on completing the two blocks.  Not sure when I will see Gina, but I want to be prepared.

Therapeutic sewing and heart blocks, yep, just what I needed.  I will do some wrapping eventually, say by Christmas Eve.
I hope your activities are full of hearts or therapy today.  Or both!

1 comment:

  1. The mad plaid quilt looks fantastic. I also like the heart quilt.


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