Sunday, September 20, 2015

Binding Love

I happily spent Friday Night Sew-In curled up with my quilt, watching a movie with my son and sewing on my binding. This morning I got it out and have been working on it some more. I don't do a lot of hand sewing but I do enjoy putting on the binding. I get to use the quilt while I put on the binding so it feels like opening a gift before Christmas! When the quilt is for someone else, I try to put loving thoughts in it as I bind. This quilt is a gift for my self and the love and happiness are in it too.

Linking to Slow Stitching Sunday.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Still Time for a Picnic!

The weather has been so hot here; definitely hotter than it was in August! That means we still have lots of time for a picnic. I have been enjoying making this quilt, though the flip corner can sometimes be frustrating to get just right. I have not spent much time, organizing an layout for them. I feel that will be the big surprise at the end. I cut 3 to 4 blocks from each fabric. I won't have enough when I am finished for the 80 squares but then I can cut some more. I find it is better to start out with too few or too many and then I can play with the layout, and see what needs to be added or taken away. I have really come to enjoy quilts without borders. It feels good to know that once it is sewn it is all done.

Linking to WIP Wednesday at the Needle and Thread Network and Freshly Pieced.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A tisket, A tasket

 ... some really cute baskets!

I have all of my 20 baskets done now, and I am ready to piece it together. I have to admit I found the smaller size of the blocks fiddly to work with. I realize that I prefer paper piecing smaller pieces. I know once it is all together, I will quite enjoy it, and at some point in the future make small blocks again.

Linking up to Design Wall Monday.