As the title suggests...I have several little things in this post, very much unrelated! That is sort of how my pea-brain works some days. It's been a blur of 2 weeks, with more snowy days than not. Today we once again got 4-5"!
If you are interested how silly I look and sound, here is a clip of a Quilt Alliance video that was done in Houston last October. I am describing my 2014 quilt "Springtime in the Geisha's Garden". I kinda wish they'd posted the hearing impaired/subtitled version!
Today was Block that Quilt day here. I need to get the binding machined onto this quilt next week at the latest, so there was no more delaying. I did presoak the fabrics so I wasn't really expecting any bleeder surprises. Nevertheless, blocking is time consuming and no fun. It is cold, especially when you are handling a wet quilt! Here's my play-by-play...
...the trimmed quilt, awaiting the bath.
...OK, clearly the first order of business was removing the filth from my big bathtub. Nobody should have a screen in their tub during blocking (but it did need removing from the window to rid the roof of snow!).
I draw a tub of cold water. Cold limits the bleeding if it is to happen. If it is summer, I use ice too, but in February, trust me -- that water is frigid!
Here is the wet and managed beast, all pinned and squared onto my boards, drying. Sure will be glad when this is done!
Just to prove I have been hard at work on this Neimeyer quilt for Ms Jackie, here are a couple more peeks. I can't wait to see it off of the frame!