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Friday, 4 May 2012

My Own Worst Enemy

It's been quite a week...In the last post I had completed the basting on the quilt using Plume fabrics. I spent that evening deciding on, and drawing out, the quilting motifs I would use on the quilt. Something kept nagging at me in the back of my mind though and when I got up in the morning, I knew what I had to do. I removed the plain backing fabric (yes, I UNBASTED it!) and ordered some more of the gorgeous Plume. Fussy is as fussy does. I got this flashy royal and gold swirl from Quilting B and More in Charlottetown. Owner Suzanne Lane does great mail order service, and the fabric arrived in my mailbox the next day. Can't beat that.
As much as I dislike having to rebaste the quilt, it is much easier to remove those pins than to rip out the stitching, and I knew I would not be happy otherwise. Sigh... In the meantime, I heard myself say "yes" to another commission, with a very tight deadline. It took awhile to sketch it out and get the lines of the Gothic arch of the window frame even, (and I think I've been to Dayle's 5 times in the last two days for fabric!) but today it's ready to stitch.
C'mon finish line...Mama needs new shoes *-)

5 comments:

  1. I love this antependium, already. I can't wait to see it finished.

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  2. Oh wow, you do keep busy don't you Karen. Good for you; and such beauties too.

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  3. It's looking very good! Nice lines.

    You'll be happier with your plume piece in the end, I'm sure, because that backing would always bug you...even though know one else would mind.

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  4. Ooooo.....love that batik....! The plume fabric is gorgeous too, your work room must be a real treasure house of lovely fabrics.

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  5. Your are a glutton for punishment, but the end results are always spectacular!!

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