Sunday, March 17, 2013

Jumping to July

This Blackbird Designs piece was stitched a couple of years ago, and finally finished this morning.  I used some handmade Russian dowry linen, stitching over 1 with Belle Soie silk.

What should have taken 45 minutes stretched into several hours, and reminded me why I usually procrastinate on finishing.  My lovely piece of blue herringbone felted wool I picked up from some random quilting shop in Sedona, AZ ended up being 2 piece, with moth holes in parts.  I adapted to that, but then had to put up with the sewing machine having a temper tantrum.  Oops, it was operator error.  The final mistake was realizing as I was clipping corners just prior to turning was I had sewed the 2 pieces together wrong, so the "right" side would be turned in.  Rip out seams, pick off thread scraps, re-pin, and re-sew.  Its done now, and it will probably be another month before I get brave enough to explore my "needs to be finished" pile.


  1. Be brave, you did it and will be able to do it again! Really pretty, Mindi, and *most* impressed with over one!

  2. Your experience is what I seem to go through every time I try to 'finish' things so I had to laugh with you while reading your description of everything that happened! It was worth it as it looks great!

  3. Oh, my - this sounds ALL too familiar! But yours turned out great! How many times have I sewn the backing fabric wrong sides together? How DOES that happen?


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