Binding has been my slow stitching project of the week, after fulfilling my goal of attaching to the Cheddar and Cinnamon quilt last weekend. I have reached about halfway point of the 72" square quilt.
It has been awhile since I hand stitched a binding on a quilt this large, preferring the quick and simple machine stitched method for most of my machine-quilted projects. The backing fabric in this pic is a Thimbleberries print; appropriate since I adapted a Thimbleberries pattern for this quilt (Criss Cross Nines).
I've also yet to start another cross-stitch project, though I whet my appetite even further after hitting a thrift shop yesterday and finding treasure--a cache of Lizzy Kate patterns for 95 cents each.
Sweet design and saying. I'll enjoy time with needle and thread. I also picked up this vintage 70s pattern that was never opened. I just love the illustrations. Maybe someday there will be a granddaughter to make this for.
Fall is officially here, some trees are turning, but we are about to have another heat wave. Our next door neighbors had AC put in their house and my husband bought a room air conditioning unit from them to use in our bedroom. I managed to get some Fall decorations out the other morning, and we have chrysanthemums in pots in the front yard.
I managed to get some Fall decorations out the other morning, and we have chrysanthemums in pots in the front yard. Quilts, always quilts first up!
Gourds and acorns and fall leaves. My favorite colors to decorate with. I need to change out the quilt on the stair railing and unearth a wreath hanger for the front door to complete the seasonal changes.
Linking up to Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.