Toyland Tree is finally quilted and off the machine. I discovered that it is next to impossible to get a good picture of the quilting on black.
Today I'll buy some cute buttons and sew all of the yo-yo's on to the quilt where the swags meet. I also have to double-check the crosshatching to make sure I completed every single pass. I found two lines that I need to stitch.
Remember the binding I wrapped around the cardboard cylinder? It is so easy to put the cylinder right by your sewing machine while attaching the binding. Just unroll it as you go.....no tangles or folds.
I stitched the binding on until my arm felt like it was ready to fall off. I have just one side left then it's on to the hanging sleeve. This quilt is going to be a "wrap" for the Georgetown quilt show.....pattern, label and all!
I was going to try to get Nostalgic Christmas quilted and bound.....but I don't think this one is going to be done in time. I'm afraid I might get it on the machine, get halfway finished, then I can't take the flimsy to the show. Decision time. I'm losing two days next week to work and class. Maybe I should just take the quilt to class and have the girls bind it for me! It's a thought.....a good old fashioned quilting bee.
Busy day working with the printer downtown, and the printer in my work area. I'll also finish up all the little details on Toyland. The twins have been stuffing patterns for me after they finish their homework every night. They have such enthusiasm to help Grammy with her chores. This is their last night with us, so I'll be losing my little helpers tomorrow. I guess I'll have to press Mr. Joe into quilting servitude!