At the moment I have a few too many quilts laying half-finished on my sewing room floor. And a backlog of other projects that were put on hold during the back-to-school, harvest-the-garden rush. But now that things are back to normal their usual level of craziness, I have found a few minutes here and there to finish one of the quilts.
I cut the little 3-inch squares from scraps every time I make a flannel project and then when I have a big enough stack I turn them into a quilt. This is the first time I have used large squares along with the smaller ones and I like the way it looks.
It is quilted with a wavy free-motion stitch in purple thread! I don’t usually like to use colours that really stand out, but I am getting more confident with my quilting and I love the way the purple blends with all of the colours.
The binding is, of course, hand-stitched to the back. Each time I am sitting for hours with needle and thread I start to wonder just how bad a machine-stitched edge would be??? But I persevere, and in the end I know that this last finishing touch is worth all of the time it takes. And my grandmother would be proud.