In the sewing room, I am making some progress on the quilt projects in progress. My friend Kathleen returned the quilt that she quilted and I needed to add the binding to finish it. With all the colors in the quilt top, I decided on a yellow tone on tone for the binding. Putting it on by machine made the most sense right now. So, I made the binding, and stitched it to the back. Then I turned it to the front and top stitched the edge. In this closeup, you can see Kathleen’s excellent freehand quilting, with squiggles in the white sections, and ruler work straight lines in the color blocks. Gorgeous, and so much more detail than I asked for.
All done in a jiffy. Every time I show one of these quilts, someone asks for the pattern, so here is the pdf – Safelight Quilts. You can set the block any way you like to make different quilts. This is a bargello setting.
There is a lot of yellow in the prints, so I think the binding looks pretty good.
We put this label on the backs of the charity quilts we make. I just topstitch it on by machine.
Space is available in my Well Loved Quilt Repair class on January 12, 2022 at 2 pm Eastern Time (Central time 1 pm. Mountain 12 noon, Pacific 11 am). If you’d like to register for the class click HERE. Class time runs about 75-90 minutes, class fee $30 invoiced from Paypal in early January. Well Loved Quilt Repair pulls together my tips and tricks, and organizes the program according to the types of repairs needed. Everything from small holes, and dog chewed corners up to major damage is covered, with advice on starting your own repair business.
I’ve got this Safelight quilt still on the frame. It is the one with the mountain peaks setting. I’ve done a few more passes on it, but other activities have eaten up my quilting time recently.
So, I’ll continue to work on it as I can. Sunday will be a nice chat as I catch up on our activities. What are you sewing this week?