A Stitch In Time February 27, 2018 13:38


Can it really be nearly a YEAR since the last blog post?!

A lot has happened, some good, some not so good....ah, such is life, yes?

We said goodbye to a dear pet of over 17 years just before Thanksgiving and we still have her son.  He has become even more spoiled than before.

We installed new windows at our home and have begun painting several rooms.  A new front door, too! 

However, we're really here for the quilting info, right?  Right!

Ben Franklin coined the phrase, "A stitch in time saves nine".  I'm thinking, for quilters, the phrase could read, "A stitch out of line must be ripped, every time".

A daunting quilt is almost ready for binding, just have one area that I missed some quilting on.  Tried to do it FMQ, but the weight of the quilt doesn't lend itself to an arced line of stitching....time to put the walking foot on and spin the quilt around for each arc. Ugh!  So, that is why the picture for this month's blog is of my constant "companions":  seam ripper, tweezers and scissors.

There are so many wonderful facets of quilting, but ripping out stitches is one of my least favorite.  Although, it does make me slow down and think, a bit.  When working on a gift quilt, my thoughts wander about the recipient.  Pleasant thoughts, always.  And encouragement to go back and stitch the work with renewed concentration.

As of the writing of this blog, we are having another of those days in Ohio where Spring pretends to make an appearance.  I say "pretend" because the weather in this area is capricious.  We've had snow and temps close to 60 degrees within a few days time.  The dining table has hosted a quilt all winter, and the southern exposure has been a great boon for the lighting offered.  Today, it's nearly blinding!  It's great for seeing stitches that need to be ripped, which reminds me, gotta go rip!

Until next time,
Happy Quilting!