Not Exactly Finished!

Once I finish stitching my blocks, I always give them a soak in the sink with hot water and soap.  I use marking pens, glue and starch on my blocks when I am working on them so I like to clean them up a bit.  You can read more about that here.

So while the block was soaking, I started working on the last (!) block of Sue Garman’s “Bouquets For a New Day”.  It is by far the simplest of all 12 blocks, so I should have it done in no time!  The pieces are nice and big and there aren’t too many of them!

This is the fabric I am using for the backing.  Bruin and I are getting it ready.

I bought the backing fabric 8 years ago and I always knew I would find a use for it!  I am looking forward to hand-quilting “Boquets For a New Day”, now that the skin on the tips of my fingers has grown back  and I have regained some feeling!   Colleen, at Elite Quilting, is going to machine baste the three layers together for me on her longarm machine, which has me very excited!  That means I don’t have to spend hours on my hands and knees basting the layers together.  Life is good!

Oops!  I guess I wasn’t exactly finished!  I wish I could tell you that this is the first time this has happened, but, sadly, that is not the case.  When I soak the block, I assume that I have stitched every piece in place.  It is not until I lay it out on a towel to dry that I see that I missed a spot!

Til next time.



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