I’ve been sewing each morning on the quilt that is destine to be a wedding present. I have decided that I am okay with the present being a little late but I still want to get it to the couple as soon as I can. Happily I finished it up this week…
What do you think?
You can’t see it the best and I apologize for that. It’s the best I can do with my injured foot. You can see a few spots where it’s darker in the green. I had to piece together some strips to have enough fabric. I don’t think it will be noticeable once it’s quilted.
Originally Mary from Country Threads came up with this. She designed it to be smaller and made with a jelly roll. I used scraps. You can find more about the pattern here.
Right now I like it but I am not head over heals in love with it. I think I’ll like it better once it’s quilted. I’ve found that quilting a top really makes it pop.
Next up for me is that I’ll need to find a backing. That’s on list to tackle next. That sounds easy but maneuvering my scooter into the closet and out isn’t the easiest. I’ll manage though. I’m thinking that if I get that backing done and the binding pieced, once I have my cast off I can get it finished up in no time. Can you believe that I had a thoughtful blog reader offer to quilt it for me. WOW. That was so sweet. I think I’m going to tackle it myself though.
I started working on sewing my hour glass blocks together for my Pfeffernuse quilt. I posted this picture on Instagram.
Bonnie Hunter commented on it and suggested that I save the hour glass blocks as my leader and ender challenge….Hmmmm. I just might do that. For now they were the closest thing to the sewing machine so that’s what I was sewing on… We’ll see.
The block made me smile…that upper fabric was gifted to me by Mary the Sailor. THANKS Mary.
I think it’s time for me to take some time and re situate my projects and get some help to get them moved closer to the sewing machine. I did make some progress on my UFO quilting so stop by on Wednesday to see that.
To see what others are working on check out Patchwork Times.