I guess I forgot to mention that on Friday it was discovered that our hot water heater was starting to go. Our new neighbor next door is a contractor and promised to help my hubby install a new one after church on Sun. Well, for us that meant there would be no time again to travel all the way down to San Diego and back, so we again listened to our old pastor on-line. It is soo nice that his messages are live and we always have access to them rather or not we leave our house. But now (having missed the last TWO weeks) I am really missing those San Diego grandkids. I am too used to seeing them at least once a week I guess. Anyway, after listening to the message, hubby went out (in the blazing heat I might mention) to help with the water heater, and I sat down at the sewing machine to begin putting the quilt together. This is the same pattern I used to make the quilt for my niece Tabi, and a super simple one. It went MUCH quicker then I thought it might and a couple of hours later I had the 9 blocks put together and attached leaving only the borders for today. This morning I whipped those on, and now all I have to do is put the backing together and get it to the quilters tomorrow. Now here is the bad part....I don't know if I like it. A little late now as you well know. Sometimes things have to grow on me, and this went together so fast maybe it just hasn't had time to grow much, lol. I guess I feel like the white squares with the embroidery on them don't belong in the quilt or something. They are too big and too light. I don't know. It might be good. It's hard to say. I guess it is the old it is what it is. I spent too much money on it not to use it, and my intention is to hang it on the wall as a display at Christmas time. Might be a little too big to fit in the area I had in mind as well, but we will see. There is always live and learn. I guess I know that I can do whatever I want to a quilt, but if I were going to do this again, I'd do it differently I think. My only hope is that in the quilting of this quilt, it will somehow be redeemed. Here it is...
|EVEN WITH THE GOOD CAMERA YOU CAN'T SEE THE EMBROIDERY VERY WELL...SIGH|
|THE CENTER OF THE QUILT...THIS DESIGN WAS DARK ENOUGH TO BE SEEN|
|A LITTLE CLOSER LOOK|
I do need to make Sam's jammie bottoms next. And decide and get started on my Christmas sewing. (is it wrong to be a little concerned now about all I have in mind? Can't afford any more mistakes!) Hope you all have a good week. Thank you for the prayers for my BIL. He is doing better and responding well to the medication. He should be out of the hospital in a couple of days. Though he will go home on an IV and will have surgery near the end of Oct. so not out of the woods yet.
Blessings and joy to you all! Debbie