Raise your hand if you read this blog for my sewing updates. Yeah. That’s what I thought. Oh, I know it says it in the little subheader up there, but it also says knitting and you haven’t seen so much as a single knit one, purl one, on this blog.
But I do sew. Just not quickly. Or very well. But, hey remember when I posted that I was going to start quilting? It was last October, and I showed you all my cute fabric squares that I had cut out. I mentioned that I was going to use up my fabric stash, and not buy any fabric, except that I had just discovered The Fat Quarter Shop.
Well…guess what??? They had a contest, and I left a shameless begging comment and I won! Fabric! Gorgeous, cute, make my heart skip a beat fabric! It’s a jelly roll, which is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen. The fabric is already cut into strips and comes all rolled up and tied with a bow. From now on, I am tying everything with a bow, because it is so darn cute!!! I already know what quilt I’m going to make with this.
“But Pam,” you’re thinking, “what about your current quilt?” You probably think I’ve forgotten it, another fall by-the-wayside pledge of mine. Oh, you naysayers, you. I have finished piecing the top, and will be basting the batting and back to it and should be quilting it within the next couple of weeks!
And not only did I finish piecing it, but I sewed it on my husband’s mother’s old Montgomery Ward sewing machine. How cool is that? Unfortunately his mother died before I met him, so this sewing machine and all her old sewing stuff in the drawers is my connection to her. Isn’t it lovely?