What are you doing in my neck of the woods?
I'm heading over to Karen H's place to check out some more of her Mom's embroideries!
I thought I would entertain you with a few more pictures of Anne H's (Mom) embroideries.
Ruby throated hummingbird
Yesterday I spent the day repinning the quilt for my friend's son Alex. Tomorrow I'll post pictures of my progress.
Several weeks back I had pin basted it and was well into the quilting when I realized I had a problem - there were folds on the back. And why was this? Well I decided to ignore my own sage advice to stitch in the ditch and I just dived into the quilting of circles. I removed pins as I went and smoothed out the quilt top. I should have known - this doesn't work. I spent a week removing all of the quilting and that was a pain. So I spent yesterday pin basting the quilt and then stitched in the ditch with smoke monofilament. This morning I started quilting and the front and back are lovely, flat and smooth. So another lesson has been learned....follow my own good advice!
I've had some comments and emails about how I finish the binding where it joins and I am so pleased that you found it helpful. I set it up as a tutorial under the "Tips and Tutorial" tab at the top of this page. This is a method I came up with myself - I wanted a fast easy way to join the binding but still have a proper finish. One inch of hand sewing and you have a perfect join!
Finally some pictures of what is blooming in the garden this morning!
Lily of the valley
Orange species tulip
Giant false Solomon sealUntil I post again, happy sewing!