Welcome to Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday on Sewing by Moonlight.
My name is Em and I have far too much on my mind. Sewing is my release! I just recently opened my Etsy store (with all of 6 items) and now have a Facebook page. I would be delighted if you came by to Like Sewing by Moonlight on Facebook!
This week, I had hoped to show you this little mini, all quilted and bound, since last week it was all quilted (one would think I could accomplish 96 linear inches of binding in one week).
But, alas! Horror of horrors! There was an attack by a tiny, marker-weilding terrorist and this happened:
So instead of binding this lovely mini this week, I spent a lot of time trying to (as of yet, unsuccessfully) remove dry erase marker from white fabric. (insert sobbing)
I did give you a sneak peek last week at a quilt I was ambitious about finishing this week, but life happened, and quilting did not. However, I finished the back of the quilt, and the quilt sandwich is completed, so that is definitely significant in my book! I’m going to quilt this myself, and I’m admittedly a bit nervous about it. This is a bed-sized quilt (72 x 90) and it will be the largest thing I’ve quilted on my home machine. I would appreciate any words of encouragement you care to offer on that front!
This is the Road Trip Quilt Along quilt, which came together as a result of the 16 weeks of Road Trip Quilt Along tutorials I posted this summer and early fall.
I added the strip pieced sections to the top and bottom of the quilt because I wanted it to be rectangular rather than square. And then two borders finished it off.
I am trying to decide if I should attempt to add the name of the state each block represents in the quilting so I don’t forget. That’s Virginia, in the upper left corner, the block I completed first on the Road Trip Quilt Along. Right below it is South Dakota, which gave me some trouble the first time I attempted it, but turned out to be one of my favorite blocks.
The back of the quilt is mostly Kona coal, but I pieced the back with extra fabric from the blocks and few blocks that were rejected or redone.
There are two Pennsylvania blocks here, one deconstructed and rearranged, and the other that I just decided to redo because I didn’t love it. You can also see my first attempt at the interior of that South Dakota block, which turned out too small.
I’d love to see what you’ve been up to this week! If you’re in the U.S. did you accomplish stuffing yourself with turkey today? I did, but just a little because I wanted to save room to stuff myself with PIE!