"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Done done done done done!

At last! I just sewed up the last seam on the backing this morning. The binding, I did yesterday and wrapped on a recycled cereal box to keep it nice and pressed. Tuesday I will mail it all off to Deb G. for the quilting (because I forgot Monday is a holiday.) This project, though not difficult in the least, really taxed my patience. I find that I do not enjoy sitting in front of the sewing machine anymore. I would far rather sit and sew or do hand work in my chair in the living room or out on the patio or anywhere else but in front of the machine. Yes, it is gratifying to finish something; yes, I enjoy seeing the fruit of my creativity...but I do not enjoy the machine process any more...what is up with that...?

This is the backing up on the flannel with the quilt top underneath...just makin' sure I covered the top with the back with at least 4" to spare...=-)

4 comments:

Debra said...

I wax and wane on the kind of sitting & sewing I like to do too--sometimes, I can't get enough sewing machine work and then I can't get enough handwork. I like to think it makes me well-rounded!

Thanks so much for doing this quilt! Great job!!

Shasta said...

It's a beautiful quilt. I really like all the different fabrics you have chosen for it.

jenclair said...

I love the row of colored blocks for the back!

Serena said...

I hold my breath while sitting at a machine and can't stand that I have to sequester myself in order to do it. I get a lot more done by just always keeping something with me regardless of where I'm going.