Thursday, July 30, 2009

I need to reclaim my kitchen table

Our kitchen table has been taken over by my sewing machine and quilt. Two weeks ago I put the leaf in to make the table bigger and it's now become my quilting area. We've still eating off of the damn snack tables.

You can clearly see how I've given up with keeping things neat until this quilt is done.

Poor husband. Thank you for putting up with me.

Here's my beautiful binding, though, that I made last night. It took several hours. I used a continuous bias cutting method recommended by my friend Kristen that I was actually shocked worked (not because of the directions, but because I thought I was too spastic to figure it out). I should have enough to go around the entire quilt and if I don't, I'll probably start to cry because it was such a pain in the ass to make.

In fact, I accidentally burned the carpet with the iron with folding it over. You are going to have to look closely to see the two spots where this happened. Luckily, I have a seriously wonderful and understanding husband who just turned the carpet around and the burned spot will now be under an ottoman.

Tonight - we attach binding! I thought I'd do that last night, but sadly, making the binding took ALLLLLLLLLLL night.

1 comment:

  1. My mom can sew, but I want to learn. Please tell me how you learned...did you just teach yourself? Was it hard?