Well, I did it! I finally finished "My favorite Thing" quilt. Last night I put on a DVD, The Polar Express, and worked on hand sewing the binding until 11:00 p.m. I just love that movie. I was exhausted!
Hurray, I will not get to be UFO Queen. My daughter has already claimed this quilt! She's so funny that way. When ever I make a quilt she'll say "Oh, is this for me?"
Do you see my kitty block? She's missing two (2) eyes. Can someone come over and do two (2) French knots for me? My kitty cannot see very well! No matter how hard I try, my French knots never turn out good. I promise to be a good host!
This is the best I can do for those who like to see the machine quilting. I'm one of those individuals! I find it inspiring. The light sashing has continuous hearts and the border has feathers. The background of the block is meandering and some outlining.
Thank you everyone for your encouragement. It makes working on UFOs so much more fun when I can share my accomplishments with you. You gals are the best!
Today, I spent the day in Essex, Vermont at the Vermont Quilt Festival. I did take some pictures of the quilt exhibit, so tonight I'll attempt to get them organized so that I can give credit where credit is due.
I did buy a few things but not much. My main concern was getting stencils for machine quilting. The major part of my expenditure was on threads. Did I mention that I have fallen in love with the Master Piecing thread by Alex Anderson? I used it on this quilt and absolutely loved it. So I bought more spools at the Superior Thread booth. I haven't used it for piecing yet, which appears to be its specialty. Once I do, I will let you know.
Tomorrow I shall be going sailing for the weekend. It was a tough decision to make; do I want to sail or do I want to quilt? Two of my favourite all time activities. But given that it is summer, I'll sail!
Enjoy your weekend everyone!