Chevron Marathon Done!

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Quilt Front


Hanging out in the garden.

Chillin’ on the deck.

I can’t believe I’m done!

Available in my Etsy shop.


What was I thinking when I added a border to the back of the quilt which echoed the front? Oh yeah, I WASN’T (thinking)!! I love the back but I opened a whole can of worms on myself.


Why you ask? Well, I created a row of chevrons on the back of the quilt which echo a row of chevrons on the front. I also added those lovely crisp, white boders on the top and botton of the quilt back which also match up with the front. This creates a problem when free motion quilting because unless the front and back are lined up perfectly, the free motion quilting wouldn’t look right on the back of the quilt.

Earlier today I based the front to the back and began to stitch up one of the chevron that line up with one of the front chevrons using my walking foot but quickly realized half way up one seam that it was off so I took out the sewing and HAND STITCHED up the chevrons to make sure they matched the front. Then I hand stitched the top and bottom borders to make sure the front and back matched. FYI, my hand stitches are small, not microscopic but small enough that I went through FOUR movies while I completed this task. After all that stitching I pin basted and am ready to start free motion quilting tomorrow.

I find it really exciting when a quilt top starts to become a quilt, I love this design and can’t wait to see it all finished. What a labour of love! I’m sorry if there are any typos or grammatical errors in this post, I’m exhausted!



Quilt in progress…

I’ve been working on my In Reverse quilt using Vintage Modern and Marmalade. The most difficult part of this quilt is laying out the blocks and arranging them, I like the scrappy look but can now see in my photo here that I’ve made some errors. Ah well, once it’s quilting it won’t matter.

After some rearranging in the basement, I now have design wall but I need to purchase more batting so that the blocks can stick to it or at least be pinned to it. A lot has changed in my sewing studio and a blog post is overdue, expect to see something within the next 2 weeks.

Unemployment: Day 2

Does unemployment count on the weekend? We don’t get paid for them so… Day 1 may be tomorrow instead.

I think I’m finally starting to relax. The laundry isn’t done and I’m not panicking, I can do it later this evening or tomorrow, doesn’t matter! 😀 Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy working but when you don’t like your employers, it’s a very stressful situation. Last week my right arm had been numb and in pain, my neck was stiff and I had a headache that wouldn’t go away for two days. This is called stress and stress can do some ugly things to your body in so many ways.

During my unemployment, I want to create a weekly schedule for myself for housework, gardening, getting back on the treadmill and sewing, not to mention blogging. Our little home has been sorely neglected because we work so much and the last thing we want to do on beautiful, sunny weekends, is dust light fixtures or scour the tub.