Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Therapy and hearts
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 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!