Monday, August 1, 2011
Back Where You Belong
Yea!!! My machine finally came home Friday afternoon and I immediately launched in to a marathon sewing session. I was definitely suffering from withdrawal after 2 weeks but now it practically purrs. Next time I'll plan my servicing better!
First up I sewed the binding on my Hushabye baby quilt so it's all ready to be hand tacked and added to the finished pile.
Next I added mitered borders to my Fig Tree HST so this top is officially done. My good friend Aimee of Salt Marsh Designs has this awesome mitered border tutorial that made it sooo easy! This quilt is big, 88"x96", so it's a bit difficult to maneuver. Now I've got to decide if I'm going to use the longarm to quilt this or do it on my machine. I love the way this pattern looks with straight line quilting but it would be so much faster to just go with an allover design.
We're still enjoying the heatwave here so I did take some time away from my machine to take the kids to the pool which gave me a chance to finish up this applique project. I'm trying to decide if this is going to be a pillow or a wall hanging. It's pretty but it's not really my style so I think it will be gifted off the premises ASAP: )
While waiting for my machine to return I also got this basted so now I'm ready to get quilting!