With my machine up in our sun room
(I guess I just like a good view of the fall when I quilt?)
I jumped right in and started quilting. At least I tried...
It never takes her more than a minute!
I wanted to try something new so I first played around with butterflies.
I can't believe these things are harder than they look. I went through
quite a few different variations and finally zero'd in on the one I thought
I could do. But even half-way through the quilt, I still found them difficult
to make at least somewhat-uniformly. I also struggled with uniform
distances and uniform stitch lengths.
But I took my time, tried my hardest under the circumstances,
and most of all, I enjoyed myself. And I learned from it.
Anyway, I think they're all at least passable.
I discovered a new border that I found very do-able.
I doubt I'm the first to do mushrooms but I've never seen them
anywhere else so I'd like to think I'm breaking some new
It was a pretty busy weekend so it wasn't till today that I
was able to finish up the last of the quilting.
Happily, I had fabric in my stash for the binding so I was able
to move right along...and look at that! I've been trying out some
different methods of finishing off the binding and, with the one I
tried today, I had only to trim off a mere 1/8 of an inch!
I have never had a binding come that close!
Well, waste not, want not, right?
My husband and I are planning on taking a nice walk in the fall air
while lasagne bakes in the oven, and after dinner maybe
watching a movie--which should be just the time to sew
the back of this binding down.