Sunday, May 22, 2011
I'll Never Do That Again
Next weekend, we have company coming. This may not be a startling fact until you realize that WH has been remodeling the guest bathroom since Thanksgiving. He actually is a wonderful craftsman, but quick? - not so much!
Anyway, I started out the weekend with the thought that I really needed to clean house. Having the bathroom "under construction" for so long has provided all the justification I needed to neglect the cleaning and spend more time sewing. I did, in fact, get some cleaning done. But in the process of trying to tidy up my sewing room (it is just too small to call it a "studio"), I decided that since Monday is quilt guild night, if I got these two MIAGIA quilts finished, quilts that were already sandwiched and pin-basted, it would get them out of the basket and make the room tidier. Makes sense, right?
Last quilt guild night, one of the ladies mentioned that MIAGIA quilts are a great project to use to practice new techniques. "What a great idea!" I thought. I had already tried (definitely not mastered, you understand, but tried) the FMQ meandering stipple, so I decided to try the stippled pebbles. BIG MISTAKE!! I used up an entire 850 meter spool of Guitermann thread, about half a spool of serger thread, at least 25 bobbins, and about 6 hours. NOT what I had in mind. And worst of all, I really don't like the way it looks. It could be my technique, but nevertheless, i won't be doing that again.
The good news is that both MIAGIA quilts are now quilted. The bad news is that I'm too tired tonight to bind them, so the chances of them being done in time for the quilt guild meeting tomorrow night are slim. Ah well, maybe next month.