This week saw a lot of snatched time sewing a baby quilt that is winging its way to Finland as I write
I used my walking foot to quilt in the ditch and just continued on with the pattern on the white background. I have just bought a book on free motion quilting and one day I hope to be more creative. Until then, this will do nicely. The magical plastic container full of thirties 1.5" strips seems to be as full as ever. It featured when I posted about "Muffet's Way" a quilt with hundreds of thirties strips. So it seems as if there is enough material for another project to emerge from this box soon.
If you look closely at the binding of this quilt, you may notice that it is 1" short. At 11.30 last night I knew the quilt shop would be shut so I just went ahead and used a "different but similar" fabric. This is a PATCHWORK quilt after all.
My husband refers to this part of the quilt as "the dog" - in a nice way. He is in my good books even though he dropped my tin of pins all over the floor. As soon as it happened he raced off to his shed and returned with this
Karen for nifty suggestions, by revealing that he bought it at a car parts shop! And it was cheap. Apparently men regularly drop screws and screwdrivers and other metallic bits down into the engine of their cars.
Finally, I come to the second binding. I took the binding off the old and loved quilt. There has been lots of fading