Neglected for so long. Desperately needing to be re-basted and re-marked so that hand-quilting could continue.
So, so sad. Tragic, really.
Well, it was Quiltie's lucky day yesterday. It was Craft Day with my PIC!
And encouragement were the key ingredients.
My PIC and were able to do so many things yesterday that we each had been dreading.
She needed to put a new back on a quilt-in-progress. In the short term, very depressing. It meant she had to pull out hours and hours of hand-quilting; do mind-bending math; iron, measure, and cut fabric; and re-baste all the parts of the quilt sandwich together. She also had to thread the sewing machine. You can see how doing this together was superior to doing it alone. Alone? DE-moralizing. Together? Kinda fun!
Fabric FYI aside: If you're in the market for a nice solid brown (gross!) cotton, Robert Kaufman's new color Chocolate is the best brown we've found. (I tried to link to it at Purl, but looks like it's sold out; and at RK's site, the little square is so not the color.) Trust me. It's a good brown.
We did her whole thing together, then did my whole thing. She cheered me on as I re-measured and re-marked. Her "You're almost there!" and "Just one more!" really made the difference.
The Sweet, Salty, and Nutty Trek Mix didn't hurt either.