I took my little crumby quilt with the orange border with me to Louisiana..and I FINISHED the hand quilting on the plane on the way home! This has been a UFO for so long....I'm glad to have it done. I finished the binding and sleeve last night while watching more of "The Vicar of Dibley". I have two more episodes to go and these have to go back to the library soon, I am so enjoying them!
Of course, this 26" X 31" little crumby was so fun to quilt,I had to quickly throw together the crumby star blocks I was working on a couple weeks ago and make them into a crumby top so I have a smaller more portable hand quilting project as a "take with" when I go some where. The other hand quilting project is just too big to be buried under at a class or on a plane. It's a definate "couch at home" project. (see me rationalizing here!!)
I loved doing these crumby stars..all the triangles came from things like trimming binding joins, lopped of triangles from doing the "put a small square on a big square and sew across the diagonal and lop off the excess...." And all the triangles that people have donated to me from these processes instead of tossing them in their trash! Wonky triangles are more fun to work with than absolutely perfectly straight ones.
These are Mardi Gras Stars, Dancing in the parade, under the influence of jungle juice! *LOL*
I used Mardi Gras green and purple for the borders. Maybe it will get a gold binding?
I pieced together a couple left over pieces of quilter's dream cotton for the batting...and I was able to use up a little child's doll print that has been hanging around for eons as the backing! It's now out of the stash and I have a home for it. The dolls represent me letting my inner child out to play :c)
I quickly machine basted it so it is ready for hand quilting. I set my stitch length on my longarm about 6, and simply do a large meander....a REALLY LARGE MEANDER, just enough to hold the layers together, and easy enough to remove as I am hand quilting. It sure makes it nice not to have to deal with safety pins pins in the way.
I'll post more about my trip to Louisiana in my next post. I have a bunch more photos to crop down, so maybe this evening!