Tuesday, 10 June 2008
The Nightmare Is Almost Over
Yes. Nightmare. About three years ago I had the bright idea to give everyone handmade gifts for Christmas. After weeks of stress trying to finish everything, I eventually came to my senses and gave up. But for three years I've been working on a denim patchwork quilt that was originally for my brother. He got a Future Shop gift card instead. If a friend ever tells you that she is thinking of machine quilting denim, do her a favour on my behalf and tell her that she is freaking crazy! But today I finally finished the quilting. It was made much quicker since I now have a machine that doesn't tangle the thread every foot or so (and that isn't 40 years old...it was top of the line back then!). I just have to finish the edges, which I'll probably do tomorrow. I really wanted to finish it because it will be nice to lay out on the patio to give JK a soft place to play while I sip iced tea and read outside. We're going to mom's group today, so I have to go give JK some lunch before we go. It's my turn to bring the snack, so this is what I came up with. Colourful, eh?