Thursday, September 8, 2016
Wait til you see the binding which is a ripply stripe of the same "Violette" collection by Amy Butler. It's all very outside my comfort zone, which is why, in between quilting sessions, I started cutting out the same fabric as I used in the "Bloom" quilt for a curved log cabin, using black and white prints for the "neutral" logs. The wide logs are 2" while the smaller ones are 1 1/4". I held off sewing anything together until I finished quilting "Bloom," and I'm thinking of binding this in the same ripply stripe. It will, I hope, end up being throw-sized. I like the way the blocks are looking so far.
A neighbor, Denise, asked how I got so much done, and I guess it's that I work a little bit here and there a lot of days. This morning I spent a half hour sewing the binding pieces together. I probably won't do any more sewing today until later this afternoon, when I'll iron the binding. There are a lot of days when I don't sew much, but I do a little every day, and then spent some days, like Sunday and Monday, doing almost nothing but sewing. Denise thought I had a long arm machine - ha! It took me almost a month to quilt the round robin quilt.