I'm not sure where February went!?! Did any of you see it whiz by? I know that it's been a pretty busy month schedule wise for me so I get where the days (and nights) went, but I feel like I missed something.... I know it's also a short month which partially explains the speed at which it went by, but I still feel like I missed something....
Many of you had the good fortune to escape the "winter blahs" this month and I hope you all had a great time, wherever you chose to travel. March will be here in a couple of days and I've got loads planned for the month...stay tuned for the news!
I thought I would share a little project I'm working on for one of my customers. I am sharing this project with you because this little project is causing me a lot of grief!
I have, in my short career as a quilter (about 13 years), become a "purist", especially after my struggle with this little baby quilt. My customer decided to back it with a bed sheet. She asked me to just quilt each square about 1/4" in from the seams. Ordinarily this would not be difficult, however, with the bed sheet as backing it is constantly shifting. I have pinned it 4 times so far after having to take out a number of my quilt seams.
Back of baby quilt - pinned
You can see by the above photo, that even though it is pinned, if I continue to quilt it, I will have a number of tucks. Alas, it has to be pinned yet again. I'm not 100% sure why this is happening, only that the sheet seems extremely slippery and as I quilt it, it moves around. Hopefully only a few more "pinnings" and I will be done. It's definitely taking a lot longer than I anticipated.
I can't wait to get back to my other quilting projects! Finishing all of my 9 patch exchange blocks (yes, I am a bit behind), quilting my Amish Shadow, working on my Urban Nine Patch and starting (yes, I said starting) one of my scrap projects.....
Of course there's all the other "store stuff" I have to do too, so taking it one day at a time. Splitting my days between quilting and book work. Getting the new website ready to launch - so busy at night too! Gotta get back to it!