Monday, January 30, 2017
Quilting! And Sashing!
I began quilting Bliss - so good to have this under the machine. I'm free motion stitching this little motif on some of the hexagons and a spiral on others. I made good progress. When I set the quilt aside to wind the bobbin, this happened:
Mickey is already claiming this quilt - or at least he's trying to claim it...
Once I stitched a decent amount, I turned my attention to the sashing for my UFO winding ways quilt. I need a name for it now, don't I? How about 'My Autumn Garden'?
I found some shot cotton I'd bought in Houston and decided it fit the bill. I ran out of the gold, so I cut some green to finish the job. I kind of like have two colors of sashing. They are close enough to the same color work together. I like the modern look of changing up the color.
Then I needed cornerstones. I found a rusty orange piece of shot cotton, also a Houston purchase. Perfect!
I'm ready to sew this quilt together! Yippee!
Still thinking about a border...maybe a piano key border from multiple Kaffe Fassett prints? I think I like this idea!
Last night I stitched these three star points in place on The Bee's Knees. Loving it!
Today is machine quilting day and I plan to get more of Bliss quilted. I also need to run to the post office and another quick errand.
Let's kick off this week with quilting! Stitch up a fabulous day!