Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hawaiian Coins...Ready or Not!

The airplane fabric has not arrived from Canada yet.  I'm not happy about it.  I had hoped to have the Hawaiian Coins quilt done and ready for presentation at tomorrow's officewide meeting (200 people), but it's not going to happen.  I gave up Saturday when I checked my mail and there was no package...again.  That was my last chance to buy coordinating fabric and finish up the quilt.  I considered buying just anything for the back, but I decided that the special airplane fabric that I'm waiting on was important, and it would be worth the delay.

I talked to Tamara, the assistant director, today, and told her there was no way I could finish the quilt for tomorrow's meeting.  She suggested showing the quilt as is, and to tell the audience that the quilt is a work in progress.  I agreed to do that.  I really wanted to be able to show off the quilt in front of everyone, anyway, so this is a win-win for me.

I'm a few hours away from getting the top pieced together.  Sashing needs to be attached to the coin sections.  I got about a third of it done last night in an hour-and-a-half, so I should be able to finish the rest tonight without a problem.  I'm planning to do my usual quilting in sections, so after I get three large areas pieced together, I'll baste them together with a long stitch, which will give me the chance to show the top as one piece, but take the seams apart easily.

I expect to have the top done well before my bedtime.

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