On Monday I completed the quilting on the Polar Express – Train Room Quilt. I used the sizable scraps of the border fabric for the rod pocket. I was feeling great. I had one small piece of the border fabric to put in my Quilting Scrapbook. I also added the black binding. Now to sew it down. But………………………… as I was cleaning up for the mini-group to come over last night I found another box that had Train Room quilt supplies. I had a LARGE piece of the border fabric in there. I could have match the pieces I added on exactly and had blue on the the back. Oh well, I am not taking it all out and redoing it. Life will just have to go on.
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I started this Winter Wallhanging last (2006) fall to hang in our living room during the train day, but then Tom decided that he wanted to use the wall space to project The Polar Express movie on. So I put the wallhanging away so I wouldn’t feel bad about not hanging it up. Well, this year I checked with Tom and he said that he didn’t want to project the movie* so I decided to pull this UFO out and worked on completing it. I finished sewing down the binding on Friday evening when I was sitting** in the car before I went into work at the temple.
*That was unitl the actual day, and then he asked if I was going to set-up to projector. A little drama, but we worked it out. The quilt stayed up and I set-up the portable DVD player for the movie.
**To get a parking space I try to arrive down in the city around 5:30 pm. The meters are 1 hour until 7:00 pm, so I sit in the car until 6:00 pm, feed the meter my $1.50 and walk to the temple, change into my white clothes and ready for the 6:30 preparation meeeting.
This year I decided to try and get the quilt top quilted. I completed some of it, I stayed up until 4:30 on Saturday morning working on it. I did get it done enough to put on the bed during for Train Day. It will probaby stay in that state for awhile because now I should be working on my NOYB project.
If I would have just stuck with the quilt I would have had a better chance of getting it completed, but I had also wanted a pillow sham. I didn’t a big enough piece of the village scene, so I had to piece it in 2 places.
Last year when I was piecing the quilt top the original design used the red checked as corner stones. I didn’t come close to having enough red checked fabric so I took matters into my own hands (or better computer). I copied a section of the red checked fabric and then printed it out on to fabric. I kept repeating this until I had enough for all the corner stones. As it turned out, I decided that the corner stones were too much, so I didn’t use the red checked fabric. This week when I deicded to make the shamm I decided that a red checked border would be just what was need. The fabric that I printed was only 10″ long and was not long enough for the borders. Again I used my piecing technique to make the stripes long enough. My favorite part is how I was able to match the corners. I bet you can hardly see where the seam it.
We had around 50 people come to the train day. It is like a openhouse and poeple come as they want. A bunch of our nursery kids came. It was kind of fun to see their faces in they walked into our home. They didn’t know exactly what to think. They are use to see Tom and me at church, but they didn’t know quite what to think about seeing us somewhere else.
Down in the living room we had a small wooden train layout. The little ones enjoyed playing with this also. I wonder at times if the parents are convienced it is a good idea to come because many of the small children cry when they have to leave.
Village Squares Quilters
I think that it could be safley said that Tom and I are kind of obsessive with our hobbies. Yesterday we had an openhouse for members of our church to come and see his new Christmas/Polar Express train layout.