too funny - the post title is "finishing up" and the first picture is of something not completed...
that's me, a contradiction in terms
this is the beginning of my first block of the "jane becomes jillayne" quilt
the colour here is awful - in real life it's a beautiful greyed plum...pretty, pretty, pretty...
although there are those who will think "bleah"
but i laugh in the face of all you pretty-lovers - it's my quilt and greyed it will be!
what's finished is the binder
a little bit of patchwork, a little bit of lace and a little bit of embroidery
a little bit of all my favourite things
(this post could also have been called "little bitty" but Alan Jackson beat me to it!)
i faux-stitched the edge of the spine cover... in book binding the front and back covers are applied separately and the spine cover is added last - it's what "glues" it all together... so i fused interfacing to the wrong side and then blanket stitched along the edges and then glued (yes glued!) it on
i added pockets to the inside front and back covers to hold rulers etc.
simple, simple - folded in half, pinked the edges and sewed it on - when I get ambitious enough i'll blanket stitch the top edge to add durability
lace hides the crummy job i did of cutting and gluing in the front inside cover pieces...
"measure four times, cut/glue once'
should be my mantra but it seems it's
"fly by the seat of your pants and hope for the best"!
i wonder if i'll ever learn?
and on the topic of wonder...
these past weeks i have been wondering when i could safely quit wearing waterproof mascara... and i am happy to say yesterday was the day!
i am so appreciative of all of your kind and thoughtful comments on my bozzy posts
they have comforted and enlightened me
the best path through grief is the one that is wide enough for your friends to accompany you from time to time along the way