The binding is ON the Cheddar Sampler. All that remains is the handwork….
One thing I could shoot myself for ((okay, not shoot really, but maybe beat myself with a wet noodle…)) I forgot to pack a square of label fabric so that I could fold it in half on the diagonal and stitch it on the back tucking two edges of the triangle into the binding as binding went on.
The worst part? Now I have to sew FOUR sides of a label SQUARE to the back with no edges being tucked into the binding.
Is it the end of the world?
Just another reason why I should probably start storing stash at the cabin!
The other thing I have not decided on is whether or not to put a sleeve on this thing. Do I have anywhere to hang it? Any reason it must HAVE a sleeve?
If I DID hang it, would it be sideways? Or straight up and down? That depends on the wall where I would hang it and as of right now I have no need of hanging it.
It’s not for a book thing, it’s not a class teaching sample thing, it’s just a for me thing.
Okay, so no sleeve for now. If I ever need one I can choose to sew one on. Not the end of the world on this conundrum either.
My cutting table looks busy!
Things I can’t show you!
I’m working on the blocks for next year’s issues of my Addicted to Scraps column with Quiltmaker Magazine. And I’m pushing myself a bit out of my comfort zone with them!
A couple months ago I was gifted a box of fabric scraps from my friend Freida:
Here they are in a tub!
I am making my column blocks out of someone else’s scraps! And it is pushing my creativity and also providing a lot of fun as I discover pieces of fabric that are new to me and finding blocks and units that they would look good in. I’m about 3 issues in right now, 3 issues to go –I’ll be working on the remaining blocks as I can in between dealing with family who is about to arrive!
And yes, I *AM* relaxing. I’ve even taken decadent naps the past two days, and I’m glad, because with a full cabin, I doubt there will be time for napping on the agenda.
There may not be a whole lot of quilty updates in the next week, and I hope you won’t be bored with family photos and fun as the Hunter Texas Contingency meets the Hunter North Carolina Contingency and we show them a really good time complete with North Carolina hospitality, food, scenery, blue grass music, and everything North Carolina we can think of!
More to follow ---