Thursday, May 10, 2012

Citrus Squares Really Finished

I am finally really finished with this quilt.  It's bound and washed and quite nice if I do say so myself.

I realized that people who comment on my posts get a reply, but the rest of you don't get to know the answers to the inquiries.  Let me share some Q & A from the previous post...with a mix of the real replies and sassy answers that I chose not to say at the time.

Q: Why don't you use scraps for the binding?
A: Because I used them all on the back

A: Because the little bits and pieces I have left in these colors are no bigger than 4".  It would take 6 hours to piece together enough for a binding.

A: Because for $3.50 I bought this fabric which was perfect.

A:  Because I would have missed having the the following conversation:
Phone call with husband: Me: I'm leaving work now but need to stop at JoAnn's for some fabric. Blair: Oh Good! I was worried we were about to run out.

Q: Why don't you use beige to match the writing for the binding?
A: Beige is not a color.
A: No one in their right mind would think that I have beige fabric anywhere in my house.

Q: …and we just love that wrinkle don’t we?
A: Yes, it coordinates with those wrinkles under my eyes. 

Q: Why don't you use a thread stand?
A: Because it didn't come with my machine.
A: Because I can't see buying a gadget when there's only one thread that gives me trouble.
A:  Why don't you buy me one?

Looks like it's going to be a lovely weekend, which means time outside instead of inside sewing.   Will catch up with y'all much later.


Deborah O'Hare said...

Love the quilt and love the wrinkles ;)

Julie Fukuda said...

Way too funny. Especially your husband's side comment ... and I do love that quilt and the binding is perfect.

Tina said...

I love this quilt, it turned out great. I agree with you on the binding, and the color beige. I had a good laugh. about your hubby's comment. Thanks for posting.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love this quilt!!!

P.S. No need for a thread stand, a jam jar (for the thread) and a safety pin (sellotaped to the back of your machine to feed the thread through) do the job just as well - that way if someone wants to buy you a present they could buy you fabric!!

quilthexle said...

Thanks for putting all your answers together ;-)) and your quilt looks beautiful! You picked a perfect binding!

Cecily said...

Another beautiful quilt, Marjorie! I love it.

Raewyn said...

Hi marjorie - I missed this post but wow! it's a beautiful quilt :-) (I think your binding is just right). I enjoyed Q&A time!