It's Monday and here is my design wall. I think it has been like this for at least 2 months. But, I vow to finish both of my Patriotic Quilts before I get back to work on this one. Stop by Judy L's Patchwork Times to see what everyone else is up to.
Well, I didn't get the flag quilt finished yesterday as I planned. I actually spent quite awhile sitting out on the patio reading. After I got the "stitch in the ditch" finished, it took me forever to adjust the thread tension because the thread kept breaking. I changed needles twice and adjusted several times. Sometimes that just happens. Frustrating. When this happens, I go to "Piecemeal Quilts" and go over her list of adjustments.
The "meandering stars" free motion went so well in the outside border that I decided to do them in the other two borders also. When I have a pattern such as this, I usually do not mark it and follow the stencil. What I do is, set the stencil next to me to visually use the stencil. This saves a lot of time in prepping the quilt.
Have you ever been just quilting along and everything going well .... you think
only to find out that your backing fabric has turned under and you are quilting on it also. Isn't that frustrating! But, then again, I sure was lucky it was only a few inches and the area had light quilting. It was also at the very beginning of my quilting. So, it only took a few minutes to fix my mess.
I'm off to my sister's today for swimming, eating, and visiting with family. (She lives about 30 miles away.) But, I do plan to get home in time to finish this quilt. We'll see!!!!!
Oh, by the way, I am sooooooo excited. Only 3 more days of school until summer break. I love teaching and I had a great class, but there is a reason most schools have a summer break. :)
Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.