31 October 2016

Monday Check-In

Happy Halloween!

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
ground here.  

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.

Happy sewing!


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute quilt. I've never seen mushrooms before.

Debbie said...

Wow...it looks great! Your quilting of butterflies and mushroom border looks very good. Practice will give you the stitch length control and the spacing too comes from doing. Beautiful job.

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