Thursday, June 27, 2019

Graduation quilt..... ready for binding!

It was a successful day in the sewing room! The graduation quilt got quilted, there was a long break as the kids wanted to create stuff and we had lunch out. Aidan made a fabric coaster (there was lots of muttering and I had to help a lot). Then Emily was working on the pillowcase... I think we pinned that thing 5 times before getting the first sewing right. Lunch may have been the break we needed on that one.

Once their projects were done.... I finally got the table and machine back and made and attached the binding to the front by machine. I have a lot of hand stitching to go but have plenty of time to get it done.

I also played bobbin chicken and won! It finished right at the end of a row! The other part..... broke a needle but was able to find it all. Some tweezers to get it out of the bobbin area and a new needle and I was off and running again on the last part of the binding. I may have also used a whole gutterman thread that ran out on the third side of binding the quilt. 

It feels good to have that part done and just some hand stitching to go! I'll post the photo of the quilt once it is finished and washed.


Julierose said...

Oh doesn't that just drive you crazy when in the middle of a binding the thread runs out?!! I try to remember to put a full one in before I start --but usually forget--until it runs out on me!! Good that you got it done!! hugs, Julierose

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

don't you hate when the needle breaks and you practically have to turn the machine upside down and shake it out!! In fact I think I have done that LOL the needle nose skinny tweezers sure do work too

The Joyful Quilter said...

I'm SEW glad one of us was able to finish our quilting today!!! You win!!