I worked on the satin quilt on Friday afternoon so I had yesterday free to work on the angel quilt. So I alternated between sewing and reading for the whole day, with two lovely breaks at a bag garage sale and a walk around the lake. It was such a great day.
I began by using wonder under to glue the cardboard angels and the metal object to the surface. Then I added a lining back and a batt. I know that I should add the real back and show all my stitches, but I like the freedom of making big knots on the back when I feel like it and then lining the back. I know I won’t win any quilting awards, but I guess I will stick to my aesthetic on this one, especially after the partial failure that is the back of the Son Country Fried Chicken quilt. Then I added a border and extended the angels’ gowns into that space (thanks, Deanna for the idea). Now, I am adding parallel furrows around the border.
Then I broke for a great bag garage sale where they have a $2 bag sale at the end. It is for a catholic school in my neighborhood and it is huge. I bought mostly pants for my older son who, while working and going to school, has worn out most of his pants. I found a couple of pairs of shorts for myself and several for him. And I found some yardage that I can make either a pair of shorts or a dress for myself. Also, some cotton quilting fabric and two coffee cups. All for $4.
Then I worked on a dress shirt that a friend had brought for me. It is a men’s dress shirt size xxl or something. I cut it down and removed the collar. Hopefully, in the next few weeks I will get it sewn. By this time, the clothes I bought had been washed and dried. I cut some black pants off and hemmed them so my son could wear them to work. In between, this and after, I read two books. What a great day!