I spent all of Saturday afternoon quilting and binding… it was an afternoon of luxury and although I felt somewhat guilty that the dishes got left in the sink and my young one had to fend more for herself, the resulting sense of achievement gave me great satisfaction!
I decided to practice my FMQ more on a practice piece of fabric before continuing on with the swirls on my Ohio blocks. The embroidery foot on my sewing machine was replaced with the trusty old walking foot… and in echoing the primitive shaped stars in one of the background fabrics, I set about quilting some stars in the some of the plainer blocks.
I used an erasable fabric marker called Duo, manufactured by Sewline, and a little ruler, to draw the stars, then sewed over the top. The fabric marker is part of a set, and its twin is an eraser – a separate pen that you can then run over the top of the brown ink lines, and they magically disappear (more details here).
This is the background fabric, cuddling the gorgeous snowman button that came as part of the ‘button of the month’ club I joined over a year ago.
I have completed the quilting, the binding and have even sewn the hanging pocket on the back! Just one more thing to do and that is to find some cute buttons to replace the suffolk puffs that should be the angels faces in one of the feature blocks. I just can not get to grips with suffolk puffs! Teeny tiny fiddly little things, it’s like my fingers are playing Twister and seriously not winning!
What are you up to today? Did you know there’s only 79 sleeps till Christmas?!! (I have the countdown app on my phone!)
Till next time – have fun!