Since knitting hasn't been working out for me lately I decided to try my hand at some quilting. I needed to put the binding on the Dresden. I had a lot of choices. My 30's reproduction box is overflowing.
I decided on the blue since I thought the Dresdens were where all the attention should be.
Everything was going pretty well until for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to rest my iron on my cutting mat. Now it's got a wobble. I ruined the table to my sewing machine doing the same thing a while back. You'd have thought I would have learned my lesson. Apparently not.
This is Dad's old iron. I dropped and broke mine so I am using his. It sits on a silicon mat thingy and I always think that it's heat proof. It's not. Not at all.
In spite of my wonky mat I got the binding all cut and sewn on but that was it. Wrestling that big thing in that cramped space was making me stabby. I needed a nap and a lot less aggravation. There's always tomorrow.
I have some similar fabric to the green. I'm sorry about the wonky mat. It's crazy how we do the same things over and over isn't it? If it's any consolation, I really like the way the fabric looks with the Dresden.ReplyDelete
Oh it's so close the being done!!!!ReplyDelete
I have a wobbly cutting mat too.. but mine is from being lazy and not putting it away before plunking my laptop on it and working for hours. Those laptops put out a lot of heat!
Oh, that will be a lovely quilt! Can't wait to see pics of it finished! Stay calm and safe! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Since I like all of the fabrics in your photo, I would have had a hard time making a decision on my binding. Oh, no on the cutting mat. I would have thought the purpose of the cover would have been that it was heat resistant.ReplyDelete
Good choice on the border:)ReplyDelete
My cutting mat is wonky too but I have no idea why. Actually, maybe I do - I don't think I stored it properly. Great quilt! Can't wait to see it finished.ReplyDelete