WIP #5 Becomes Finish #10
As a former country girl, I was drawn to Tasha Noel’s Country Girls fabric line. I love all of the details with girls and animals. Springtime on a farm is always so busy. There are crops to put in the field and new farm babies being born. It is also a time to get outside and enjoy the weather. Minnesota has had a rough winter. That is part of why I was able to get so much quilting done!
With spring weather supposed to be here, I have been trying to wrap up some of my WIPs. As a teacher, I get plenty of time to sew. However, this summer is really getting booked up with family events, a couple quilting classes, and travel plans. Is it wrong getting a little panicky knowing I will be away from my machine for long periods of time this summer? My sewing machine will have a chance to get serviced this summer, unlike last summer.
The quilting is a combination of flowers and swirls, called Brightly B2B.
My Country Girls Hexie quilt needed binding. I long arm quilted it at some point in March, can’t quite remember the date. I know it has been waiting for the binding for over a month. Sad but true, I have had quilts at this stage for months before. I was determined to make binding happen last weekend. Mostly because I had to finish my Triangle Quilt Along before the May 3rd deadline. I had 3 quilts at this stage so why not get them all done.
I collected my Clover wonder clips, my quilt tags, pins and my bunion pad. Yes, you read that correctly.
I use a half-inch of bunion pad to use as a guide to keep my lines straight when I bind. Otherwise, my stitching is messy or I miss my binding fabric. A class instructor taught me this trick. I use it whenever I bind, use my walking foot, or have to stitch further than a ¼ from the edge. I like having an edge to use as a guide versus a piece of tape. The padding sticks to my machine yet can be lifted if I need to change a bobbin. (Others have recommended a stack of post-it notes for the same effect.)
The binding is navy blue with white ducks. It looks like the ducks are walking around the quilt border. Very cute!
Is it wrong to like the back better than the front?
Another quilt completed! Next up, binding my Sunnyside Mystery Quilt.