First of all my kitchen floors have been cleaned three times in two weeks to baste quilts. Certainly to be noted as a great achievement in my life.
Secondly, I raced all morning Thursday to finish quilting and binding my nephew Ethan’s zig zag quilt so I could sew the binding down on our drive between Seattle and Vancouver. Pure joy in my mind.
I was so content as I settled into the back seat and clipped down the binding. I took out my needle and…damn…forgot the thread. Nice move slick, and since I spent all morning planning for my ‘bind down’ and paying no attention to packing real necessities (obviously including thread) I might as well just gone naked with heels to Vancouver.
But I’m fortunate you see, because I married a man that well knows how to navigate Vancouver AND was aware he was actually going to the Vancouver Whitecaps game AND I was watching from the comfort of our hotel, so I NEEDED thread.
The binding is fabulous, the same Alexander Henry Indigo Skulls as the backing.
This was one of those fabrics that I wanted instantly for a quilt back.
In fact, I bought it again. Take a guess why?
A) because I have no fabric and loads of money to throw around, or
B) I was irrationally freaked that I wasn’t ever going to be able to possess it again?
I originally went with an erratic zig zag for the quilting and after two swipes across the quilt wasn’t thrilled with all the labor intensive quilt turning, or maybe I’m just lazy. So, I got friendly with the seam ripper and continued with lines that ran vertically crossing each other randomly. The result created long skinny triangles along the top and bottom of the quilt and looks mighty fine if I don’t say so myself.
Yeah! Onto my niece Ella’s quilt.
Basting and clean floors are definitely made a more pleasant experience when your hubby makes you a margarita. It’s like artificial sunshine this time of year here.
Hope you all have a good week!
p.s. I have listed in the shop, a stack of boy charm squares (five yards + total of fabric). You could make oodles of these.
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