This is pretty much how I spent the weekend. I quilted Road to Fortune. I had an idea to quilt it on the diagonal. why do I do that to myself. Diagonal quilting is such a pain in the butt. Anyway. Got that done. Had to unpick the first long line of diagonal quilting because the stitch quality was wonky. Unpicked it. Put in a new needle and we were back to flawless stitching. How strange is that. I actually thought the first needle was a new needle but it was obviously not a good one.
Then I made the binding out of that purple tone on tone which I just adore for binding brightly coloured quilts. What am I going to do when I run out? I have used it on so many quilts. I bought it at the thrift store a few years ago. Maybe 8 or 10 metres of it.
Then I started organizing and cutting I spy fabric into 4" squares. Stacks of them so that I can just start stitching them together when I feel the need to make one or four of these. I get such a kick out of cutting these for optimal I Spy fun.
Work in Progress Wednesday on a Tuesday. What about you? Linking up with The Needle and Thread Network and Lee at Freshly Pieced.
Hi there, I just discovered your blog via the Needle and Thread Network. I love your quilts and I am quite jealous of your stash (as seen on your blog header picture)! Cheers!ReplyDelete
the purple fabric does look perfect for binding. Good luck finishing off the quilting and binding on that beauty.ReplyDelete
Pretty, pretty!! looks like a productive week! Love those little charms, fabric is super cute!! :)ReplyDelete
Awesome productive weekend! I can't wait to see your completed Fortune quilt :)ReplyDelete
I love your Road to Fortune quilt. I chose it as my block in my second group of the Simply Solids bee. I hope it turns out as fabulous as yours!ReplyDelete
I agree with you on diagonal quilting - even on a small-ish project I find it to be a pain. It'll look great though.ReplyDelete
I just put a new needle in yesterday too and oh the difference it made!
I just love the freshness of your quilt..it is adorable!!ReplyDelete
I like your order for your post too....organized.
Love the I Spy blocks. I also have a stash of inch I spy blocks that I pull out and use all the time. Can not wait to see what you make these into.ReplyDelete
Nice projects! It's hard when that favorite fabric finally runs out but I'm sure you'll find a perfect new favorite when the time comes.ReplyDelete
That is so funny, I love diagonal quilting. How great that you only have the binding to do, I am looking forward to seeing it in all its glory!ReplyDelete