Applique and quilting inspired by nature and life in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Lily takes a snooze perched on the back of our couch. She looks like she doesn't have a care in the world. Or she maybe needs a rest after finishing a big project.
No, that was ME who just finished Bittersweet Too! The machine quilting and binding are done. I always do enjoy adding the binding; I guess it's a time to bond with that quilt I just made as I sit and do the hand stitching.
I really feel like I've accomplished something by completing the machine quilting. It was not exactly a breeze. But I really taught myself a lot and by the time I was almost finished, I actually began to like my stitches, tension, and quilting design.
I always add a label to the back of my finished quilt, printed on inkjet fabric with a few appliques just to spice it up. The sleeve and label are also stitched by hand.
By the way, the Gingher rotary cutter I raved about (and still do) is VERY sharp. Just beware. I'm just not used to such a sharp cutter!