Ever have weak moment when you agree to do something and then regret it?
Well that was me recently.
A woman at my church asked me if I would put a quilt kit top together for her.
You see she is soooooo busy and just doesn't have the time.
She wanted to donate it to the church to raffle to raise money to
support the young man from our parish in the seminary.
Apparently they have no income other than what gets donated to the fund to provide for them.
So, dang it, that is a good cause.
Give it to me and I will try my best to get to it.
This past Sunday she remembered the kit and now I have it. T
hankfully it is not too big and I am really hoping that I can get it put together by Saturday night
so I can give it back to her on Sunday.
My fear is that if I manage to do that it may encourage her to give me more.
Honestly, it has not been difficult and is small.
The cutting was tedious but it is going together quickly.
I just don't need more of someone else's work to do. Not sure how I am going to say that nicely.
She did say to me that since I didn't work it would be easier for me to do it.
I told her I work...full time. So maybe that will help.
The pattern calls for many pieces and they are all labeled,
hence the little blue tags you can see on my pile.
Got these sewn together on Monday night.
Last night I sewed the upper and lower border blocks and laid it out on my design wall,
aka the hallway!
There is a border that goes between the center and the top and bottom pieced borders too.
This is the pattern so you can see what it is going to look like when it's finished.
I have sewing the binding on my mermaid quilt as a February goal.
I did get it all sewn on to the quilt and now am working on the hand sewing part.
That is my least favorite part.
It hurts my left hand and shoulder to do it.
It is easier when I glue the binding down and then I don't have to hold it as I do the hand stitching. That seems to help.
I LOVE that the binding is metallic!
The sister mermaids are gold and silver. I had to add faces too. I just drew them on.
I have the binding about 3/4 hand stitched down.
I am pretty excited to gift this one.
I have the exact same fabric on the back only it is minky.
It is so soft.
These are the things I have been working on. I will link up with Sew Fresh Quilts.
What are you working on?
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