Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The Problem With UFO's
I finished the hand quilting on the All Skate quilt. Now I just have to sew down the border which I will do by machine. Then it is on to the dreaded binding. I'm hoping there's enough backing fabric to make the binding. One of the things about finishing a UFO three years after you start it is that the fabrics you used in the quilt are probably not available anymore. Fabric manufacturers don't keep making the same fabric year after year. Fortunately, this quilt has lots of fossil fabrics. If all else fails, I can probably still find some fossil fabrics to make the binding. Why didn't I buy enough binding to begin with? That would have involved some advanced planning on my part.
I am not looking forward to trying to trim up this monster and then wrestle with it under the machine to get the binding on. Once again, I have to ask myself what possessed me to make such a big quilt. Obviously, I was more ambitious or had too much time on my hands three years ago. That girl had no clue what she was in for.