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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Old mystery quilt quilted and bound!

Our local quilt shop used to have mystery quilt night once every few months.  You would pick a colorway and that's all you knew about it until you were almost done.  Omg did my friends and I look forward to that night.  The quilt below is a churn dash that was easy and fun to make.  Seriously, we would sew and sew for hours and the top would be done when we left!  I miss those classes!  I quilted this on my friend Kim's Tiara and started to really get the hang of it by the time I was done.  Lucky me...the newer version of that machine was on sale this weekend and before I knew it, I was signing on the dotted line.  My friends were there when I was told about the sale, and Sandy had her calculator out crunching numbers in like 5 seconds.  She told me I could afford it, and then I was in the office buying it!  Holy cow.  I am not suffering buyer's remorse at all.  We told my daughter that she had to come and take her hope chest out of her old bedroom so I can put it there.  Tonight she and Patrick came for it, so I am ready!  Washed the window where it will be and washed the wood floor too.  I am soooo excited.
Isn't the binding fun?  Believe it or not, I am beginning to enjoy hand-sewing bindings on.  
I used a pretty lofty batting, so the quilt is nice and warm.  Hey, I am becoming a finisher now...not just a top- maker.  Maybe I am turning over a new leaf!

1 comment:

sandy quilts said...

Looks great and I love the binding. We sure had fun with those mystery classes!! I miss them too.