I had a rare day all to myself yesterday. It was The Mister's sister's birthday so he teamed up with some family to take her out to lunch. All I wanted to do was get in the sewing room and get some work done. I had one more block of the snowflake quilt to get done and I was determined to get it done before spring.
It was cold out but sunny. The sun was pouring into the windows making it a perfect sewing day. I set up an assembly line and........
...and in no time that last block was done.
Now I am going to pack it all away until next winter when it will get sashed and sandwiched.
I still have a pile waiting to be machine quilted. I was so close to finishing the Dresden but just as I thought I might be crossing the finish line disaster struck.
I had a bad seam. It had popped open after I had stippled the block and I just spotted it when I was coming down the sashing which made a terrible pucker. I had to rip out all of the machine quilting, rip open the seam and hand stitch it down applique style. I machine quilted the beejeezus out of it and hopefully it's good to go. It'll teach me to check those seams better. This is not the first time I've done this.