Day 21

Feels like back on track again. Chose, made, and attached the binding for the rainbow animals quilt. I dug out a piece from stash that I had bought a few years ago. At the time I thought it might be good as a binding for that other fabric I’ve got…. and it was!

I only bought .35 (what an odd amount!) and it was exactly enough. And perfect too, both colour and style-wise. So the binding is attached and I remembered to leave a bit extra of the batting and backing to fill out the binding. I think I’ll hand sew this one, mostly because I’ll need another hand project for tv watching and boring meetings.

Day 21

Day 20

Finished the last corner on my big stitch hand work project. I think I want to fill in the centre bits, but I’m debating moving down to floss so that it wouldn’t be as thick. Still deciding about that. Whatever size I use I will just be doing a random fill stitch, much like what Tim Latimer does on his whole cloth quilts.

Haven’t chosen binding yet for the rainbow animal quilt. Or trimmed it. Today was kind of a crap day anyway.

Day 20

Day 19

I crammed some sewing in today, almost last minute but not quite. Let’s just say dinner was a bit late tonight. I sewed all the verticals on the rainbow animal quilt, and that leftover 40wt variegated worked beautifully. Marked and stitched all the horizontals after kid bedtime so now I can officially say Ta-Done!! (That’s like ta-da, only MUCH more satisfying).

Tomorrow I will trim it and choose some binding. I have a few potentials in mind I think.

I’d like to sell this one so I’ll look at both the commission fees at my LQS and what an Etsy set up would entail. A new blog AND and Etsy store in less than one month!? We shall see….

Hooray for finishes!

Day 19

Day 18

Sewing! Worked really hard today and wanted to just collapse in a pile after kid bedtime. Heaven forbid I go to bed early or anything! So I dug out my big stitch hand project from my trip in August and did a fair chunk of one corner. To be fair though, it’s a small quilt. But yay! I also watched “Scandal” as I stitched. I had heard good things so I thought I’d check it out. Not convinced yet. I’ll have to do more stitching and evaluate a few more episodes.

Gap Improv
My gold and teal gap improv quilt. I’m hand quilting a non-denominational rainbow pattern in the yellow/teal section. We’ll see what happens after that.

Oh and I chose my thread for the ever-lasting rainbow animals quilt. Rainbow variegated will do nicely for that. It’s leftover from the third quilt I ever made, six years ago.

Day 18