I can’t believe what a week we have here in North Carolina… it was warm… now it is cold again!!! So I stayed busy and decided it was time to empty the frame and yesterday I got to this!!
I started the week looking at this…12 columns to stitch and the center would be done!! Linking my progress on this project to Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy’s Quilts in Canada where she is stitching away in the cold weather they are getting HERE!
Soon enough I was on to this and chipping away at the finish!!!
At finally it was time to trim the quilt, decide on the binding, figure it and cut it and make it one long piece… then to sit down at Cleo and give her a chance to sing as she sewed down the binding 🙂
My favorite accouterments for binding…
And getting it started with a tan 50 wt Aurifil thread 🙂
Soon I had made my way around the first corner and down a bit and got a picture… I am sure not all my corners will miter so nicely but this one turned out nice I think… as did my label 😀
Linking all this to the Peacock Party Wendy is having HERE!
Also this week was continue to remove and replace the bottom outer border on this quilt flimsy… it is next to go in the frame….
Here is a close up of what a properly pinned border left me with… you see I placed this length of fabric border on here in a rush and measured down the center but somehow miss-measured the borders when I cut them… AND they are also set in place with miters too! lol I can’t make this redo job easy on myself now can I!
Anyway this was taken off the bottom.. so I decided I best check the top better too so I pressed it and sure enough it waved back at me … so I took it off in the photo above you see a bit less left but still quite a chunk of fabric was removed as I removed and replaced these borders.
I will share my plan for hand quilting this wall hanging next week 🙂
My honey has been busy working on tiling this tile we have in our kitchen in 4 separate areas…
That fruit tile is Italian maybe in the bottom left??? Well didn’t suit our river mountain home anyway so in his stash my honey found and figured how to utilize some tile left over from our Florida home… that is the bottom right. Then properly grouted is the top photo… the glass tiles really took on a deeper color once grouted 😀
Does he get to count this as hand work for these to linky parties this week???
The background tile was roughed up as it is very shiny and white… next week I will share a photo of our kitchen with all 4 areas fixed to forever hide this fruit that just didn’t go with wood cabinets and all… I am excited to see it all grouted myself !!!
We got a little Singer Sew handy #20 Sewing Machine in Case this week… it sold within 5 minutes on Facebook too ❤ So nice to see this go to a home where it will be enjoyed.. and it works too !!
Today our sweet pup Molly is 8 months old!!! Hard to believe !!!
We teamed up and gave her a haircut and bath this week (the middle shot on the right above was before her haircut and bath). She needed both!!! She sure enjoys me taking quilts off the frame… she jumps right on them so it was good she was all clean!!! lol She likes playing with sticks and wood outside, playing fetch though is still a favorite! And she will do anything for a treat!
Last week I said I was going to keep the same closing until we got fresh flowers… well I found this quote this week (thanks to Bonnie Hunter) and investigated and found this… we live in the mountains with water beside and behind us so what could be better!!! I quote by Jack Kerouac for you from me will be my closing until we get some fresh flowers and some new inspiration this year!!!
So take time to evaluate how much you are in love with every bit of your life I pray! Life is short and we need to make changes as needed to be all we can be…
puppy looks cute with the hair cut. Nice to get the quilt off the frame and you are biding fast. You probably got the cold weather that is moving out of our area. Still chilly today but not frigid cold like it had been thank goodness – but now rain all week – we could do without that
The quilt is out of the frame!!! By next Sunday, the binding should be finished and the quilt washed. I can't wait to see it completed! Have a wonderful and look forward to see the next quilt in the frame. Happy stitching!
You have both been quite busy. It must be nice to see so much being accomplished. Molly is a real sweetheart.
Oh I agree the fruit tile needed to go! So nice to have handy men around the house. Enjoy your finish I know I am happy to have another finished and under my belt.
Finishing up the quilting is always such a good feeling! Enjoy your binding stitching today!
Love your Cleo. She is a beauty isn't she. I love your quilting on your beautiful quilt. You certainly have been a busy lady with oodles of pretties to keep you from becoming bored. =)