Home Renovations and the Never-Ending Quilt
by Andrea Kelter on 03/02/16
I am in the thick of home renovations as I prepare to sell my house - and although the results are great (so far) - there are moments when I come home to surprises that are...(how best to say it?)...interesting. Yes. That's the word. Interesting.
This is my bathtub. Or was. I came home last Friday night to this. Since the tub is being replaced, it's not a big problem. But - the new tub is not arriving for another few days, and will not be installed for a week or so. And then the tile guy needs to come. Probably another ten days before I have a tub again. It's not that I don't have another bathroom - I do. But it only has a shower, and I'm a bath girl. Sigh.
The happy news is that the never-ending quilt is finally quilted. 3,790 yards of Bubblegum Aurifil 50-Wt. thread later! That's well over TWO MILES of thread, just for the quilting. Wow.
Binding will happen this weekend - and shipping - so that my brother doesn't stop speaking to me. He has been very patiently waiting...so far. But even his patience has its limits :o)!!! I do think this quilt was worth the wait, though.
I am slowly mastering Embree - my emboidery machine. I am working on combining designs to create one large design - right now that is Vintage Long Stem Flowers - and slowly, slowly the ins and outs of getting everything correct are coming clear. It's a great feeling. This is my latest test...
The lavender design has a distinct curve to it - but the flower tops are touching deliberately to give a more natural, windblown look. The stem spacing at the bottom is pretty much right on. This design was re-hooped twice, and uses a heavier-weight water soluble stabilizer. I will also be trying it with a soft and stable tearaway - just to see the difference.
Other than that, things are fairly quiet around home - something to be thankful for!
I will be linking up with Freemotion by the River
- I love seeing what Connie is up to - and also all the wonderful quilters participating in her Linky Tuesdays!