This was my view for most of the day today.
Can you see the autumn colors outside my window?
I’m still driven to get this done ASAP for Mark ---and I chose a simple quilting pattern, a panto called Check and Chase by Hermione Agee of Lorien Quilting, Australia.
I wanted something kind of curvy and free flowing to go with such straight, jagged piecing. Something still spiky and pokey, but with some swirl to it.
This fit the bill just fine!
I used the thinnest cotton batting I have on hand, being as the quilt is being shipped to Arizona. I ended up using Hobbs heirloom without scrim.
Quilting in progress!
Quilting done and trimmed! Ready for binding!
Close up of quilting detail. Is this perfect, or what?
My trees still have some leaves, but they are falling quickly!
Next up is adding a label into the corner, and getting the binding sewn on.
I do plan to hand stitch this binding. I know several said to just sew it down by machine, but every hand stitch is a thought, a wish, and a prayer – I can’t skimp on those. Besides, it will be nice to sit tonight and work on a binding with my feet up. That’s about as relaxed as I get around here.
If you are new here – welcome! The free pattern for this quilt is found under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog….scroll down to S for Scrappy Mountain Majesties. If you find yourself a need to sew fast and furious – this is the quilt for you!