Donnerstag, 29. September 2011

A Finish and a WIP

The bird sample is finished and it's not as crooked as it looks on this photo. It measures 21 x 18 1/2".

Last sunday morning I picked a green fabric for the binding, cut two stripes and pieced them together, only to find out, I pieced one stripe together. Ok, took the seam ripper, took it apart again and intended to piece the 2 stripes together..Oops,  I had cut the stripes in different widths... So I cut another stripe and the rest went well, I sewed the binding on without any other problems ;-)
I planned to stitch it down by hand in the evening, so I could take a look at it all day long... and I didn't like the green, because it didn't match the green in the border. To make it short, I took the binding off again and pieced on the orange binding the next day . Which surprisingly went without mistakes  :-)

And here's the WIP:

 Currently measuring 48x48" and waiting for a border...


Freitag, 23. September 2011

Auditioning bindings

For the binding of a  mini-quilt I'm looking for fabrics  in my stash....

I'd love to bind it with the pale purple which frames the bird, unfortunately it's gone ...
So maybe the orange one ???
Or maybe a solid pale purple ???


Sonntag, 18. September 2011

New placemats

Finally our family is complete again and we're using our new placemats :-))