Friends, I’m making progress on my WIP pile. Hallelujah! If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know I like the piecing way more than the quilting process, but I’m desperately trying to finish projects even though new ones keep calling my name. Does anyone else have that problem? I really don’t know why it’s so hard for me, because I’m almost always happy with the finished project.
Last night (or really early this morning), I finished binding my Raincheck quilt that I made in June. Where did the four months in-between go??
Eeek..I love those little umbrellas!
I had high hopes of doing something really creative with the quilting, but sometimes the ol’ stipple is just what a quilt needs. Even though it’s a basic pattern, I love the texture it gives to a quilt. Can’t you just tell how cuddly this quilt is?
I used matching thread for each block, and even added a little detail in the umbrella tops as I had seen on Camille’s version. Love.
My hubby has been flying at night the past few weeks which has meant some long nights at home alone, which of course gets dedicated to quilting. I was able to make the backing, baste and quilt Raincheck in one 8-9 hour period, finishing late into the night. I was working on the last block when Mike made it home – good timing!
My favorite part? The striped binding! The April Showers line has this great diagonal stripe print in its collection so you can cut straight grain binding that looks like bias strips without the extra work. Win-Win!
Einstein kept a close watch on my binding process. Look at that snaggle tooth!
Of course, Einstein reported for his quilt inspecting duty today to make sure the finished quilt was up to par.
Even the red backing passed inspection. It was a great print for hiding all of my thread changes.
I made four extra blocks with some leftover fabric for a mini quilt. I tend to make an extra block or two when I start a quilt in order to work out any kinks, but this time I made four so that I could add some bright colors to my quilting room wall. So. Cute.
Perfect pairing. I should make mini versions of my quilts more often!
I hope you’ve all had a splendid weekend. I spent the weekend quilting with two of my dear friends who are making some of their first few quilted projects. I love to share my passion with friends and they definitely caught the quilting fever with a side of a charm pack addiction. Hopefully I can share their finished projects with you soon!