Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Roots quilt went camping

I just finished this quilt.  On first thought, one would think that this was a pretty easy quilt, right?  Wrong... The quilting of this quilt gave me a major head ache.  I never knew how difficult working with a large piece of one color could be.  Also, I do not like quilting straight lines or at least in this quilt.  The way I had to quilt this was to start in the middle(as usual) but I had to work fron one half stop and start again, which made bunching an issue.  I had to follow the pieced parts on the front as guides to the lines and they are different on each side.  So I had to work from one way and just continue with the bulk under the arm of the machine.

This weekend we went to Julian, CA to camp.  The three children and my husband went to a small cabin out in the woods for three days of fun.  I finished everything on the quilt except for the binding, which I sewed by hand on the porch of the cabin while the kids played.  It was very peaceful and quiet.  We saw deer, wild turkey, and wood peckers.  We are such city folk.  Where we live there are just seagulls and seals.  If you go to the tide pools there are more critters, but not deer and turkeys.

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