Monday, July 03, 2006

Not sandwiched yet :c(

Well I'm putting this up now as I may forget tomorrow

A very Happy Independence Day to all my American quilting sisters (and any brothers)

I hope you all get to spend the day exactly as you'd like whatever that may be :o)

My Ostrich didn't get sandwiched yesterday, events, the heat and just general apathy made me reluctant to crawl about on the lounge carpet pinning bits of fabric together.

However I have made the effort to stitch the backing all into one big piece and I've taken the batting out of it's squished up little bag to relax so we're a couple of steps closer.

It's been hot as Hades here over the weekend through today and is probably set to stay that way for a day or two so tomorrow evening I may take it all outside and peg the top edges of the layers along the washing line and then I can pin it roughly and put it down on the lounge floor in sections to finalise it - this being the only way I can think of managing the 'brute'

The next time you see me starting to make a piece of work grow into something of these proportions please shout at me to STOP!!!


quiltpixie said...

hope the plan for the orgrown ostrich works... Sounds more and more like an emu..

Lois R. said...

Wow, you have been busy blogging! That will teach me not to miss a day of your blog.

The FPOT instructions are great. I'm not terribly interested in applique, but, since you make it sound so simple, I might have to give it a try!

kcamou said...

I just wanted to send the very best of wishes for when you go to sandwich that quilt! I wouldn't even know where to begin if it were me.

Fiona said...

You can do it, girl! But it sure isn't the weather for it.

Judy said...

When I first opened you blog the only thing showing was the header and I panicked...however when I rolled over the left side it let me click your posts and I finally got it to open. What's up with that?? Hiccup I guess?

Question...does your local quilting place have tables you could use? Maybe lay it out there and pin it? Just a thought. This is why I have the shakes about doing one quite this big. But your will be worth the effort!!

ForestJane said...

My library has large tables too - try that maybe?