My grand plans came to a screeching halt when I bounded into my sewing room the weekend I returned to find my machine wasn't in its usual spot. Don't panic! I just forgot I had brought it in to the shop to get its annual cleaning while I was away. Sigh. I cleaned my space instead. That is still progress, right?
By the time the machine came home I was in the middle of painting a bedroom, covered in paint and achy because apparently painting uses muscles that I don't often use. My two day painting job took four, but on day 5, I treated myself to uninterrupted sewing. May I say that despite the wait, getting the machine cleaned and serviced was definitely worthwhile? It purrs like a kitten. I hadn't noticed how hard it was working until it was clean and humming happily again.
OK, back to the quilting progress.
Sigh. Quilting the edge of the backing to the back of the quilt is not progress. Please tell me I'm not the only one who has done this (ahem, more than once).
I took care of that little setback and finished quilting all the sashing, in the ditch around all the stars, and concentric circles in the background of 4 of the 6 blocks.
Before I got around to quilting the background of the remaining two blocks, I started thinking about borders. Something simple. Borders...
There we go: progress derailed again! Thinking about quilting the borders led me to thinking about adding extra borders to make this quilt larger. My son is an ISU student and he could use an ISU Cyclones quilt, right? He's 19, years old, with the height that goes with the age, so this baby size just won't cut it. Don't ask me why this didn't occur to me before I started the quilting!
That's where the quilt stands currently. Maybe today I will do the math to figure out if I have the fabric I need to add to the top and the back as I have planned.