I didn’t get as much time in the sewing room as I had hoped. When I was there, I did quite a bit of work at the longarm which always leaves me with not as much to show.
I got Scrap Vortex off of the machine. WHOOT!! WHOOT!!
I …bound it right away.
I used my Third Hand Binding Tool.
I actually took a video of me using it. I had done a review of this a bit ago telling you all how much I really loved the Third Hand Binding tool. A blog reader later wrote to me telling me she had trouble with hers. I thought I’d do a video to show her and any of you who are interested how easy it is to use. Just click the arrow to watch the video. It’s short…only 5 minutes or so.
I ended up talking with Heather who owns the company. She offered a coupon code from my blog readers. Anything in the store at Purple Hobbies is 10% for my blog readers if you use the code JoSentMe (all one word). HERE is the link if you are interested.
All of the products on the site are reasonably priced and would be perfect gifts for your quilting friends. Does anyone need a Mother’s Day gift? Maybe one you have to buy for yourself…HA!!
After Scrap Vortex came off the frame, I immediately made a backing for Garlic Knots (a Bonnie Hunter pattern) and loaded it on the frame. I’m hoping to get some time this week to finish this quilt. Everything is ready to go…I just need time.
I also worked a bit on my red diamond scrap quilt…
It grew by a couple of rows. I laid it out to take a picture and realized that I must have added one row to the wrong size. My goal was to make it 15×15.
Currently it is 13×16. Ooops. Looks like I’ll be taking one border off but I’m not even frustrated about that because that border can go on the other side. Now I only need to make 17 more blocks and I’ll have the center finished. I think I likely have about that many started so the end is in sight.
The current plan is to put a narrow red inner border around it and then scrappy borders with no red diamond in the center. I have my fingers crossed to finish the top this week but who knows if that will happen. I try not to plan too much so I’m not disappointed if it doesn’t happen!
If you missed my quilt finish last week on my Chemo Brain quilt quilt, you can read about it HERE. Many of you can’t see the error. That’s awesome. I know where it is and will reveal all once the other version is published. In the meantime, you’ll have to be patient.
That’s my quilting for this week. What are you busy with??