Another quilt is off the frame, bound and in the wash. And it's about time. The top was finished almost a year ago.
This Trail Mix quilt was sewn as a "Leaders & Enders" project. Thread tails can get pulled into the bobbin area by the needle. Having a scrap of fabric under the needle before sewing what you are "really" working on keeps those tails were they need to be. Not in the bobbin area!
Linda from the hearts2hands yahoo group introduced the group to the Trail Mix pattern. She makes quite a few of these quilts from her scraps as she is sewing her quilt tops. Sew two pieces of fabric together before or after sewing what your current project is and before you know it you have a quilt top finished. It's two for one. And no using the same sad piece of fabric as a leader that ends up in the garbage.
Not sure who is going to get this quilt. I really enjoyed making it. Even though I'm pretty sure at least two blocks are in the wrong place. Oh well. That makes it different from all the other Trail Mix quilts out there.
Now to take my Bailey apart to see why it is sounding like a John Deere tractor. A post asking for help from the Bailey user group seems to be in order. No more frame quilting until that issue is sorted out!