I finished up the hand quilting and binding on the scrappy 1900 quilt.
I left the edges wonky rather than trying to square it up and have to cut off a lot of fabric. My goal with this was to make it look like it was all made by the same person. I imagined how the person who made the top might do the quilting and I figured they would be as unconcerned for uniformity in the quilting as they were in the piecing so the quilting is intentionally irregular.
Here are some more pictures (click pictures to enlarge)
I made a video of how I did the binding. (Teddy makes an appearance)
And here are some more pictures of the garden today
We have had a few short rain showers the last few days and the flowers appreciate it! (click pictures to enlarge)
I made another Journal
Now back to work on hand quilting……almost at the half way point on this one.
I got the binding done
It it 75″ x 90″. I think I’ll add a hanging sleeve and hang it in the living room for a while.
I am back to work on the peppered cotton quilt.
It is fighting me every step of the way. All that quilting on the stripes is a lot harder than I thought it would be!
My entire garden smells like roses!
Here are a few more that are opening (click pictures to enlarge)
Teddy says HI
Last time I had 2 sides finished.
Now I have 3.
It seems to be taking forever….but I should be able to finish the piecing tomorrow.
It has been a great luxury to have the space on the floor to lay out the blocks and still have room to work.
The garden is starting to bloom more. (click pictures to enlarge)
The grass in the new fenced in yard is starting to fill in. I had to have some grass for Teddy. I thought about doing sod but grass seed is a lot less expensive 🙂
I will be planting the space around the edges with flowers and shrubs. Most of that will have to wait for spring.
Looks like rain any time now. I took some pictures before the rain knocks the flowers flat. I exaggerate but sometimes the rain does do a bit of damage.
Something quilty next time
I finished some more of the trapunto. The quilt looks a bit bumpy in the picture but that is because I have had it sort of wadded up in my hands to get the stuffing in. It really is still flat. Here are some more pictures (click to enlarge)
It did rain last night and it looks like more today. It is very cloudy so the color of the pictures is not the best but you can still see how things are growing.
The grass is still wet from the rain so Teddy decided to stay inside …..he doesn’t like to get his feet wet. Here he is in his “I’m bored” pose ( he thinks it is my fault that it is wet outside)
I just got home…Teddy comes home tomorrow.
My garden grew in my absence, and so did the grass and the weeds. I have some work to do ….here are some pictures (click pictures to enlarge)
A few pictures from the road today which might be used as quilt inspiration.
Now I get to unpack…