Another less thrilling job - making binding and putting it on a quilt, to be handstitched down. This is another wedding present, this one for a wedding in April, so I guess it's about time the binding was sorted! (It's not until late April, so I'm ok for time...)
Very exciting sewing - a backing seamed together ready to go with a quilt to the longarmer. This will be a wedding present for a friend getting married this summer. Ok, not the most exciting bit of sewing ever - putting backing together - but an essential step towards a finished product. And the backing fabric is great.
Here's the second of the shirt quilts - the binding on this one is very similar to the other - only it's black rather than navy. These are heading off home this week, hurrah! I think the new owners will be really pleased with how they came out.
Another few cards with pre-made backgrounds. It's really interesting to work with other people's backgrounds. Sometimes they are very sparse and easy to adapt to whatever you like to do. In some cases, though, they are already very busy and are harder to work with.
This one is an example of that latter thing. The card is almost finished already, just needed a few touches...
Well, today I worked on something I can't actually show (adding a round to the central block of a round robin), so I'll just show a selection of potential fabrics that I pulled out to work with. I only used a few of these in the end, so really, all you are getting is an idea of the colours I worked with. Once the round robin is finished, I'll post photos of all the different rounds, including the block I sent and what I received in return!
Finally finished attaching the binding to this quilt - took ages, partly because I haven't been watching much telly this week and partly because my fingers were really hurting - I think the fabric might be a bit thick or something. Anyway, hopefully the other one will go a little faster!
And here's some more - the rest, bar a few orphans - of those same blocks, this time set together to make pinwheel shapes. This top is smaller than the other, but will be big enough once a border is on it - Project Linus needs all different sized tops to make up and give out, so I know I'm ok, no matter what size I end up with.
This isn't a new set, precisely - I took some of the many little three patch units I have and added borders to them to make them more interesting (and larger). There are two in each pattern here, so they will make 2 small quilt tops when I put them together. I think I actually made 34 rather than 32, so I will throw a couple into my bag of orphans.
It's been a long time since I just made some ATCs to swap, which weren't part of an organised swap and weren't part of a round robin. I decide on this occasion to use a big stack of backgrounds which I had already to go, which I'd received as part of some background swaps a while back. I haven't used them all yet, but I made a good start, so will have some cards to show for some time! Here's the finished card and the background, in each case. Some of the scans are a bit blurry due to 3D objects on the cards or other cards being scanned at the same time, but you get the general idea.
On Monday afternoon, I took a big load of quilt tops which have been hanging out in my house to Liz, my local co-ordinator for Project Linus. She sent me away again with these prints, good for borders (or who knows, perhaps something else) for more Linus quilts for future. I love not having to spend money on fabric (but still coming away with fabric!)