Sewing My Life Together

Almost Finished

This is a pattern called “Piece of Cake”. It’s a lap quilt size, and I am sorry this photo is blurry (I am still practicing with my new camera, but i used my iPhone for this photo).  My friend Jan is going to machine quilt it using her long-arm machine (She named iher machine Millie!).


When I hand quilt, as I usually do, I am accustomed to basting, re-basting, checking for wrinkles again, and then going forward. In her  long-arm quilting business (, Jan recommends simply matching up the top,  the batting and the backing. At the moment, I don’t know how I will get it to her. She doesn’t live far away but the last time I visited her I took public transportation. I don’t think I will be doing that in this winter weather! 

And I don’t have a specific plan for how I want it quilted. Given her experience, I think I will let her decide that. I am nervous about this; I have been quite honest about how irregular my seams are. I don’t seem to be capable of keeping quarter-inch seams throughout an entire quilt. I am nervous that the long-arm quilting is going to show up all the imperfections in my quilt and I may end up with lots of wrinkles! 


And on another note:

One of my fabric scissors has disappeared. I suspect it is somewhere in the house being used for cardboard and/or paper. So, armed with a Jo Ann Fabric coupon for 40% off any full-price item, and the offer of free shipping if I spent $50.00, I bought a new set of Gingher shears and a new seam-ripper. Yay!  Saving money and getting new stuff! So now when I have one pair of scissors out for sharpening, I will have another available.


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One thought on “Almost Finished

  1. Don’t you hate how the sewing scissors disappear to other parts of the house! This is a lovely quilt top!

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