Hey Y'all! It's been a while hasn't it? Talk about feeling 'out of the loop' without internet access!
Anyhoo, I hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season and are looking forward to 2014! I know we are.
Speaking of the new year... are y'all making new year's resolutions?
I don't necessarily make resolutions but I do like to come up with some goals and plans to accomplish them.
One of those goals is to complete the various projects I have started.
See, I have lots of hobbies and I usually have one project of each hobby started at a time. But, when living in a 5th wheel, space restrictions do not allow me to have too many projects going on at one time because then they just become clutter. Or, I'm constantly moving a work-in-progress to work on something else.
One such project was a wall-hanging quilt that came as a kit and was given to me by my sister-in-law. I started the quilt before I took any quilt classes and knew what I was doing. It turned out OK but after taking the quilt classes I knew that I couldn't live with the initial results of my first attempt at quilt-making (corners not lining up, etc.) and had to make the attempt to fix it.
|Initial quilt top done, sandwiched and basted for top-stitching|
So... I ripped most of it apart in an attempt to fix a few things that I didn't know to do the first time around.
I was happy with the strips of log cabin blocks so I left them intact and simply squared them up.
Then I sewed the strips together being careful to line the blocks with each other.
Next, I squared the borders and sewed them back on being careful to line the corner blocks up with each other.
Here is the completed quilt top ready to be pinned together...
I am much happier with the quilt top now!
My next goal will be to finish the top-stitching which I will work on today.
Do you have any projects that need to get finished up?
Till next time,