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!