I have met all my goals for today. And it's just now about 4pm.
I have cut and put on the binding for my friends quilt. Haven't hand sewn it down yet, but I will. :) I put it on, then went back and zig zagged it on and then went back and did a bigger zig zag around the quilt. I probably should have just got the serger out and serged it. Oh well, it's on and it's not coming off any time soon. Here's some pics.....
This is the binding kind of turned back so I could see what it's going to look like. The old binding was the same as the fabric below the beige here in this pic, so it didn't really show up a lot.
This is part of the front of the quilt. It's a stack and whack quilt and it's pleasant enough with an interesting design that comes from the stacking and whacking!
Another part of the quilt. When it's all done, I'll get a picture of it outside hanging from the deck or something similar.
It's pretty, but I can bet that I will never make a stack and whack nor will I choose this color way anytime soon!!
I did have to cut out about 3 inches of stitches. I use a bladed seam ripper, I just LOVE this thing. I have 2 others that are similar but not as nice. My friend Lucy was telling me that when she was a child, her Mom would have her hold the fabric that needed stitches ripped out and her mom would take a razor blade down the stitches. Makes me REALLY appreciate the seam rippers we have today!
Found my thimbles. I have all kinds, I'll have to figure out which one will work the best! :)
Ok, that's it for today. I'm going to do some hand quilting tonight and then read my book! I will probably devote an hour or so to practicing my music for Sunday Mass. Have a great evening! God Bless, Anne