I just can't say how much I appreciate all of you who commented about Jon and his accident. Many of you have a "no-reply" email, so, for you, thank you. I am grateful for every word. We'll be celebrating his 17th birthday on Sunday. His new NOT favorite words...I'm OK. We had a great couple of days enjoying the country and seeing my mom and dad. Grandma Esther made chocolate pie. Pie heals everything!
I did just a bit of sewing in the evening while watching the basketball games. I finished the Vintage Windows quilt. Yippee!! I love this little quilt. I machine quilted it in a simple diamond crosshatch. I learned a valuable lesson about working with vintage fabrics. While I had soaked the striped squares and air dried them, when I washed the quilt, I didn't even think about the possibility that the colors in the windows would run. Well, did they ever. After the first wash there were spots of red, blue and brown. I almost cried. I didn't have a clue what to do. I didn't have much choice but to wash it again. I soaked it first and worked gently on the spots. I was so worried that I had ruined this quilt. Most of the dye came out. There are a few spots where, if you look close enough, you can see some shadows. At this point it will just have to add to the character of the quilt. I love it with all its imperfections. It will hang in the upstairs hall, just outside of my hubby's office. It was all about him in the first place.
I was able to continue the machine quilting on the Disappearing Nine Patch. Remember this one? I'm about 2/3 done with the machine quilting. I would have finished, but I ran out of thread. Bummer. I hope I can make a trip back out to my mom's and get it done next week. Using her Bernina is a joy!
Lastly, a quick question. I want to put a hanging sleeve on the Vintage Windows quilt. Should I just make it out of muslin...or do I using a coordinating fabric? Enjoy the weekend everyone!