I’ve got a bajillion deadlines coming up with all the classes I’m teaching in the fall so I’m working my butt off to get my samples done before previews. Yesterday I spent the day at Scrap and Sew putting the finishing touches on my lonestar quilt. Tess looked at it along with a few others and said it really needed a border. I agreed but didn’t think I’d have time to put one on. We worked together and added the piano key border yesterday and then I quilted it on a Pfaff P3 Powerquilter using some fun Signature pastel variegated thread. Because I’m not used to the feel of the longarm I ended up just keeping it simple with loop de loops.
I love the lime green coordinating solid I chose for my binding! I still need to make the label but I haven’t decided on a name for the quilt yet so it’ll have to come later. The blue polkadot backing fabric was a fun choice too. I think it works really well with the theme of the quilt.
I’ve got lots of hand stitching to do during my lunch breaks at work! I got a bit done while watching the Breaking Bad premiere last night. The corgis really wanted to break it in and were sad I didn’t let them on it.
Second attempt at the tropical fish is going much better! I’m experimenting with a few different techniques to get color in tight areas and having better success this time around. It’s been fun playing with some new colors. This sample should be done this week I think if everything goes well.
My corgi quilt looks so cute on display at GiGi’s fabrics! I really do think I’m gonna have to do another one just in case this one goes traveling.
It’s Monday so I thought I’d make everyone smile with some puppy Basil photos.