It has been raining all day today so it is very humid. I washed the Teddy quilt last night and it is still not dry enough to do the binding.
It washed up nicely and it should be ready to bind tomorrow. I didn’t explain why I wash before binding last time. This quilt will be a wall hanging so it is important to me that it be square and have nice straight sides. I needed to wash it so that the markings came out ( and some grease that got on the back from my treadle base) and sometimes machine washing can distort a quilt . once the quilt was done in the washer I laid it out flat on the floor and smoothed it out and tugged and pulled the edges to make it as flat and square as I could get it ( I sometimes also use pins to hold it in place as it drys) after it is dry I can trim it and bind it and it will retain it nice flat shape and I find that I do a better binding job too.
Anyway it is taking a long time to dry because of the weather and because I used 2 layers of batting on it so I’ll do that tomorrow.
I made a new journal. This one is leather.
I’ll be adding it for sale to my Etsy store soon https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Quilting leather is a bit different than fabric but fun……I used a leather needle and a Treadle machine, I used a cotton fabric for the backing and a poly batting. the deer skin is so soft and fun to work with , I will be making more.
a few hours a day and it is over a year now ….some day it will be finished 🙂