Sunday, November 23, 2008
I thought I would let you see some of my progress with my hand quilting that has been going on daily...all day long these last few weeks. Pictured is the back of the baby quilt I have been trying to get finished and the one I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing about. ( You can click on the pictures for a close-up view ) I am just in love with the harlequin diamond shapes.
This is truly my first try at hand quilting for real, and I'm loving it. Above you can see some little hearts with waves next to them. All that's left to finish is doing the borders. I have chosen to use three rows of fans as you can see on the bottom right for the borders. Anyone who hasn't seen the front of this quilt can check it out on my September 18 post.
I also finished quilting my "over 20 yr. old first time I ever pieced a quilt and didn't finish it way back when"!! This quilt was a nightmare on all counts. Some of the fabric is questionable and my needle had a hard time going through some of it......AUGH! I'm just glad it's finished!!
I also received a little package from Nanette at Freda's Hive !! Aren't my little goodies WONDERFUL?? You really shouldn't have Nanette, but I'm glad you did. See how she put a binding around the kitchen towel like a quilt. I love this!! I also love the little sachet she included that smells of lavender and the cute "fairy" tag I'm going to hang on one of my Christmas trees. Thanks Nanette!!!
Are you all going over grocery lists and recipes in your heads in preparation for Thanksgiving? We may have our dinner on the tailgate of my pickup out in the middle of the cotton patch........this might be interesting. We are usually through with harvest by Thanksgiving so I'm not sure what I need to be preparing for....another young farmer friend of ours wants to bring his cooker and cook out in the field.....he loves doing this.......so........I may just let him!!!! We'll see how the week goes!