I had to look up what it meant when it was said “Red-letter day”. Have you ever noticed on calendars sometimes the holiday dates are printed in red? That’s what it means, it’s just a special day. 🙂
It’s a special day because my Plain and Fancy top is FINISHED! Here the last seam is pinned up, ready to sew. I zipped that one up, did a little pressing, and layed the quilt out on my bed.
Here’s that last seam sewn and pressed.
What can I say about this stunner of a quilt? Well, I learned a lot. I learned the values of Best Press, I learned the correct setting for a scant quarter inch on my machine with my quarter inch foot. I learned that big projects are big projects for a reason, but when you get to the end? They’re worth it. This one was definitely a HUGE project. It took about 14 months, obviously that wasn’t constant work, but I tried to work on it fairly consistently for the last about 6 months, at least weekly, but sometimes that was more, sometimes less.
Next step: Quilting… I think I’m going to do something new here too. I think I’m going to have it long-arm quilted. Now, to make some calls… 🙂 I will keep you posted.
So that’s my big news, a second finish off of my deadlines board this week. Yesterday I finished a Princess Peach order. It’s also one completed goal for this year! I think it’s the first one to be completed. I only have two more deadline quilts on my board for this year, but that can fluctuate with orders and whims. I think it’s time to move on to my next long-term large project now, but to decide will it be Moda Modern Building Blocks or Eleanor Burns’ Egg Money sampler quilt? Hard to tell with me. 🙂
I might have some more info later, until then…