Wednesday, January 2, 2019

BLOCKHEADS 2 - Week 38

 This week's block is brought to you by Lisa Bongean. You can find her instructions HERE.

Things here are unexciting, but productive. The Christmas tree is down and put away for another year and I'm knee deep in paper work getting the taxes ready for the CPA.  Inventory is next. Whoo-hoo!

Gibby rang in the New Year with his new toy - a hedge hog who grunts when you squeeze him.  That made him happy, even though he doesn't look it in this picture.

I did finish my red and white Indigo Revival quilt. 

You can see the quilting stitches here a bit better.  I answered lots of questions regarding the quilting of this on Instagram. I used thicker thread (aurifil 12 weight) and a longer needle (John James darning needle) and those 2 things pre-dispose it to big stitch quilting.  Same mechanics as traditional hand quilting, but with the bigger equipment comes bigger stitches.  I marked 2 big curvy lines on the quilt top and quilted them, then echo quilted away from these lines, by eye (no more marking). It was easy and quick and I liked the natural, organic lines on the top.

I tried a new binding.  No binding! I just turned under the front and back edges and continued with a running/quilting stitch.  I like the look.  Granted, it probably isn't as sturdy as a traditional binding, but I don't expect this quilt to get a lot of wear.  And, if I ever need to have a sturdier binding, I can sew the binding on right over the already turned edges.

Happy New Year Everyone!




Susie H said...

Love your quilt, so beautiful with all those reds! And the borders really set it off.

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