If you remember back to my post Jan/Feb I told you that my project for February was to machine quilt my Bachelor Buttons quilt.
You remember this, right? Welllll... it did't happen. I just couldn't get the motivation to work on it.. and I knew if I forced it, it could be a disaster. You know how us creative types are when we are forced to work on something we don't want to do.... results are not usually good.
So instead I just chose a different project from my challenge list. That works, right? Progress is progress in my mind. Besides, I really want to get the binding on this quilt.
I squared up the quilt and cut out the binding.
I chose this pink print from the Papillon collection by 3 Sisters. Other prints from the collection are in borders. Love the little butterflies!
In no time I was at the sewing machine sewing on this binding. It went on in a jiffy.
Soon I was done and ready to get started on hand stitching that binding down.
Today I will be doing some Slow Sunday Stitching, linking up at Kathy's Quilts. Stop over to see all the Sunday stitching going on. She as a great project she is working on! Love the red work.
I even started pinning down the binding on the Liberated Logs quilt this morning. I am going to try to stitch down this one on the sewing machine. We'll see how it goes.
Lucy decided I needed some help with stitching the binding... or maybe she was just photo bombing my quilt!
One last note. I stopped by Jo-Ann Fabrics yesterday and picked up this great little folding Ottlite. I am finding I am having more trouble seeing, especially stitching at night. The compact (and pink!) light originally sells for $89.99 and it was on sale for $19.99. I great buy and no, I don't get any compensation from Jo-Anns! I think the sale is on until March 2.
Great job! Love butterfly fabric you used for
your binding. Have a great day!
Progress IS progress! The binding you chose for the basket quilt is yummy! I need Ottlites whenever I hand stitch these days...maybe because the inside of my house is like a cave.ReplyDelete
As long as you are stitching and making progress, all is good! Love your little baskets!ReplyDelete
I'm having the same issues with getting a quilt finished at the moment though lack of motivation - it kinda sucks doesn't it! I love your baskets and the backing fabric looks perfect. Enjoy your hand stitching on the binding :)ReplyDelete
Baskets are my favorites. This particular basket is so sweet. Maybe Lucy was inspecting your progress. Glad you got a bargain on something that will prevent you from more eyestrain. A wise purchase.ReplyDelete
Wow you have a few lovely projects coming to a close, love the pink fabrics you are using. I too have started using those ottlites to see better in the evenings or oon cloudy days, I have picked up several different types to have on hand and for travels when the go on sale or I have one of those 60% off couponsReplyDelete
what a beauty, enjoy the binding, I enjoy that part when I finally get over the actual quilting, still have 15 to quilt Tat waas certainly a bargain with your light shame we do not have Jo-Anns here in the UKReplyDelete
Love that new light you bought! And the binding fabric is so perfect for this quilt... enjoy your stitching!ReplyDelete
I just love both of these quilts! Your baskets are so gorgeous - what an amazing finish! I love your Bachelor Buttons quilt too - hope you're feeling the quilting of it soon :0)ReplyDelete
cute pink light and pink binding. Lovely 4 block applique -ReplyDelete