Can we all believe that it is the 24th of July? Kiss this month goodbye! Our summer has been a lot easier than it has been in the last 10 years. A string of hot weather then rain and now a cool front in Texas in July! So far I am pleased!
I have been working on catching up with my long arm quilting. I have now completed my Barbara Brackman 2014 BOM. Originally I had decided to sew the binding by machine. That definitely did not work out for me this time and after sewing the binding on and sewing one side, I politely ripped it completely off and re-squared the quilt. I prefer doing binding by hand, and was hoping that I could really be happy with machine binding, but I was not.
I re-sewed the binding on yesterday the normal way and worked on the hand work last night and thanks to the Robert Mueller Show today I have finished the quilt!!! In my opinion, if the quilt has importance to me I will do the binding by hand!
Additionally, I finished the Sashiko Block and I love it! So relaxing! I will say that I am tired of sitting, but I am now caught up with these 2 projects and tomorrow Enduring Legacy will be loaded on the long arm! Another YEA!
This quilt is larger than the previous 2 quilts I finished. It is 80 x 80 and will take me a few days to quilt. This will be after spending about 2 to 3 hours getting the backing ready and the quilt loaded onto the frame.
As an after thought, I have the following quilting rulers for sale! Email me if you are interested or leave a comment below. I have never used them and as I said in my previous post, I am not interested in taking the time to become proficient.
Have a wonderful remaining week and keep on stitching!
Linking To: My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Sew Can She; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away; Fiber Tuesday; Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHOW; Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts; Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Show and Tell Monday with Bambi; Slow Sunday Stitching Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock Party Kevin