I started it this weekend and even took Monday off to see if I could get it finished. It’s for a family friend, and the wedding is at the end of September and I have a million other things I need to do….they drove it here from Washington state, and the mom didn’t have enough time to complete it so I ended up putting the borders on it. I used the straight of grain for the outer border, just like Brenda Hennings from Bear Paw Productions suggests. I was determined I was going to get it done Sunday night, as I was going into the 10th hour, and got to the last row and the border was puckering, big time.
So, I decided I couldn’t really “quilt it out”, and with it being a wedding quilt, as well as the gal’s first quilt and all…so I ripped out the thread holding most of the border and I literally ended up with an extra 2 inches!! Now I have to take it off the frame and fix it, then finish that last row. I’m going to wait until the weekend to finish it, well, maybe I’ll get to the border on Thursday, but I have been ignoring a TON of stuff that needs doing around the house. Sigh, where does the time go??
I’ve been trying to help DH figure out a billing problem with his business, and now I’ve gotten all riled up. He finally decided that he should take the problem back before I blew a gasket. I probably didn’t help him any, and I didn’t accomplish anything toight that I wanted to, either. Drat!
Better get ready for bed…well, maybe a row or 2 of knitting on my hat will calm me down first.