Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Thursday, 4 October 2012

October quiltathon Day 1

Judy, at Patchwork Times is holding another virtual quiltathon for this weekend. We're having family visiting on Saturday and Sunday, so I won't get much done those 2 days, but I sure can see how much I can get done today and tomorrow. Noel and Laurie and Avery are coming for the weekend, and staying with Matt and Becca in their new house. This is the first time they've been able to visit down here since before Avery was born. So there will be lots of family and playing with Avery time this weekend. For today, my challenge is to get Gail's quilt finished. This is where it is now, with 3 passes finished. I would like to be able to get it completely finished, and be able to get my Heartland Star quilt trimmed, bound, labeled and hanging sleeved by the end of tomorrow. I'll report in later with a progress report by updating this post.

It's 6 pm, and Gail's quilt is off the frame, and on its way home with her. We had a scary moment, though, that quilt and I. When I advanced it to do the last pass, I noticed that the backing was about an inch too short on one of the corners. And her border is pieced flying geese, so there would be no way to just trim it off. EEEEK!!! OH NO!!!! However, I calmed myself down, did a phone consult with Gail, and we decided to try to ease in the extra fullness into the quilting. It worked, with about a quarter in to spare. So now, I can get some supper - leftover spagetti from last night - and then get to doing the binding on Heartland Star.

10 pm, and I'm done for the day. Heartland Star is all trimmed. And am I ever glad I have a 12 foot long surface to do that task on.
The binding is made for the faux piping machine technique, and 3/4 of the way sewn on to the quilt. And I even made a label for it, and got the hanging sleeve made and one edge of it sewn on with the binding.
All in all, a very good day's work. 


  1. Oh how great that Noel, Laurie and Avery are going to come for a visit!! I love it! Have fun doing the quiltathon thing!!!!! :)

  2. Three cheers for quilt "saves", leftovers and family get-togethers! Hope you have a fantastic weekend together!

  3. We are looking forward to the visit!

  4. You were busy and at least you'll have two days and then a good visit.


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