Saturday, July 2, 2016
Allietare means "to delight, gladden".
It can also mean "to be delighted, rejoice."
It is also the name of Bonnie Hunter's 2015 mystery quilt.
Which, I am delighted to report, I have finally (almost) completed!
I am rejoicing, truly!!
This quilt was my first mystery quilt, and it was great fun. Just after Halloween Bonnie posted paint chip numbers, and yardage requirements for the quilt.
Lowe's had a run on paint chips!
Then, on Black Friday, the
games cutting and sewing began. I posted about the first week of Allietare here. Each week we received new instructions, with the final reveal just after Christmas. I did as much as I could before we "flew" south for the winter, we being snowbirds. When we returned, I continued snipping, and sewing, and trimming, and sewing some more, until I finished the "flimsy".
Then, Mr. Dreamy talked me into buying a longarm sewing machine. Oh. What. Fun! My Allietare quilt found its way onto the longarm after a few table runners and a small throw. It sure beats trying to push a quilt around my regular sewing machine!
I also had the opportunity to attend a HandiQuilter workshop, where our instructor demonstrated sewing the binding on with the longarm machine. Oh. My. Gosh! How easy is this?!!
Sew, now I have to finish the binding. I haven't mastered doing that by machine! Time to pick up my needle and thread!
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