I have been participating in Barbara Brackman's
Block of the Month, Dixie Diary. We
did a block a month throughout 2013. Some months
I got the blocks done promptly and some months it
just didn't happen. Prepping for Quilt Market and
working on my first book took a lot of my time this
year, But by December, I was all caught up and I
designed and pieced the top.
I was so excited to finish the quilt before the end
of the year and with weeks to spare. In case you
don't know, our name is Murphy and in typical
Murphy's Law fashion, just as I was free motion
quilting the final block in the quilt and dreaming
about what movies I would watch while binding
it and what snacks I would reward myself with
for being such a good Block of the Month
participant ~ poof ~ Crazy Janie, my sewing
machine said Nooooo, I'm done! She locked up
completely, the wheel refused to move. I took
her to the hospital. My daughter was coming
home from Purdue about this time and I told
her to bring home her Project Runway machine
from the sorority house, thinking I could free
motion quilt with that. Ahhh, no. Also no to
quilting on the featherweights ~ let's just say
I spent alot of time with a seam ripper...
Meanwhile Crazy Janie, was still in the hospital.
She needed a part and with 2 major holidays
and wild weather all over the country, there
were delays. Mr. Wonderful & I braved the
ice and snow last Saturday and picked her up.
She now purrs like a kitten.
So today, I put aside making samples and
spent the day finishing the quilting on the
last block and adding binding and hand sewing
the binding and I'm done!!!!
Now I'm looking forward to the next project
due to start later in January.