There’s a new quilter in town. And this one is very meticulous and careful. Catches on quick too. Great student. Math whiz. Look out Sally. Your Best of Show status could be in jeopardy. This one could give you a run for your money.
Are you curious? Have I peaked your interest? You’ll never in a million years guess who it is.
It’s my Dear Hubby! You see, he’s been doing maintenance and repair on sewing machines lately. But when it comes time to thread the machine and sew a test piece, he has to call another quilter to do the honors. He’s fabulous with all the mechanical stuff. And figuring out what the problem is when things aren’t just right. But sew a quarter inch seam? Not on your life. Wind a bobbin? No way. So I told him the other day that if he’s going to really get into this machine work, he needs to know how to do regular operation too. And he
fell for it thought it was a really good idea.
Here he is hard at work. And he’s a natural.
It all started when I bought enough fabric to make two table runners for our gifts at a recent Christmas Party. And Dear Hubby decided if one of those was going to be from him, he needed to have a hand in its creation. So we set about on a crash course in Quilting 101 in my sewing room. And he was a very apt student. Determined to do the entire table runner himself.
He was very focused. On a mission. Resolute.
And can I just tell you how strange it feels to be sitting in the living room doing some hand stitching and hearing the sewing machine whirring away in the sewing room? Very weird. It might take awhile to get used to this.
Here’s the finished table runner! Dear Hubby was quite proud. And I’m quite proud of him too. He did great!
You know what else? You quilters out there will appreciate this. He even did the hand stitching on the back side of the binding. Mitered corners and all. Did I mention what a whiz he is?
And the dear friend who received it at the party was excited too. “I got an original!” she exclaimed. I hope she enjoys it. Because Dear Hubby very nearly couldn’t stand to part with it. First quilts are hard to let go of. But he may be totally hooked now. I wonder what he’ll decide to do for Quilt #2.
Look out Sally. There’s a new quilter in town.
Merry Christmas Eve, y’all!