DH unexpectedly got invited to go to a baseball game last night. So I had the house all to myself!!! Yippee!!!

First order of business was supper – I made a tuna casserole that DH doesn’t care for. Yummy and even yummier when I didn’t have to hear, “Why did you make this crap?” I have plenty of leftovers for lunch today, too.

Second order of business – get the borders ready for quilting. I finished piecing the batting together. Then I also had to piece a backing. That is where I made the unhappy discovery that the bolt of fabric I had bought for backings had holes in the fabric at the end of the bolt. I mean that there were small holes every yard or so on the last few yards on the bolt. VERY upsetting! I think I am going to have to track down an address for the manufacturer and complain. I mean, really, if there had been one or two holes, I might not have been upset. But I’m talking about a dozen or more holes! And I know that I didn’t spend a lot on the fabric – I’m almost positive I bought it at 50% off. But even so, when you buy fabric, you expect it to be usable. And, yes, I can use it for piecing, but I wanted to use a large length of it in one piece and that didn’t happen.

Sorry about the rant – I got a little off subject for a minute!

Anyway, I’m adding the borders with the quilt-as-you-go method. You can refer back to the tutorial I posted in June to learn more about it. http://www.katydidart.net/2012/06/01/quilt-as-you-go-tutorial-is-here-today/

I decided to save time piecing the borders by making all four as one piece. I will quilt that, then cut the one piece into four border pieces. I’ll post pictures once I do those things and you’ll be able to understand a little better.

Here is the border fabric all pinned and ready to be quilted. I am only doing a simple stitch-in-the-ditch quilting line, so it should be quick and easy (famous last words!!) I need to get moving so that I can, hopefully, get the quilting finished this evening.