This was my early start at it yesterday morning.
This is what happens when you wake up at 4am with hive like symptoms and you need to keep your hands busy with sewing so you don’t scratch your arms off!
Christmas binding – scrappy style!
It was fun to sort through my red strips and include even the gifted scraps that arrived from Gayle this week into this binding….fun when it can go right on the quilt!
I needed about 350” of binding…joining these on the diagonal. It’s going to be great!
I posted on Facebook and Instagram on what do do with this backing fabric that had fold lines:
Can you see it? That white faded fold line?
It was half way across the fabric…and at first I thought I wouldn’t worry about it but the more I thought about it the more I knew that I just wouldn’t be happy, and this was a great opportunity to just cut it on that line and insert a strip of something else Christmassy and Contrasting – so I did!
Bye bye old Christmas fabric!
These photos are not color-true!
I was already having to insert the wide red paisley piece anyway to make the backing big enough, so it was no problem to then choose another piece of Christmas fabric, just big enough, and sew it in where I had cut at that faded fold line.
I LOVE this quilting pattern! It’s Holly Berries by Hermione Agee of Lorien Quilting, Australia.
More true to color!
Getting a label in the corner!
My binding , label and sleeve are now in place, and I just need a couple of evenings of hand binding time and I’ll be a happy girl!
I’d show you the front of this one, but it’s going off to Quiltmaker for inclusion in a holiday issue. It’s also one of the blocks from a future Addicted to Scraps column, so we are keeping it under wraps for now but you will see it shortly!
This was my evening last night!!
I met last night with the Gate City Quilters of Greensboro, NC – a 20 mile drive from my home here in Wallburg. Wallburg is SO small, that even when I told these gals that I live in Wallburg, most of them said “Where’s that? Never heard of that!” That’s okay. I kind of like it that way!
We had a really fun evening, and I will be spending the next two days in a two day long Easy Street workshop getting to know these gals that live so close to me!
Oh, we are going to have SEW MUCH FUN!
Our meeting place is the New Garden Meeting building, a Quaker building founded in 1754. 1754!! There is some definite history here I have to explore. I saw a sign about an underground railroad house as I was pulling in to set up for my presentation last night. I need to go back and check what that is all about. History buff on a mission! Stay tuned for what I discover on that front.
Oh, and the funny for my warm, local welcome:
Remember my visit in Charlotte a couple weeks ago and I thought this was the craziest thing I’d ever heard of?
I’ve been Deja Poo’d!!
Prudence thought it prudent that I should have a bottle of my own to try…LOL!!! I never laughed so hard!
Yes, it’s going to be a very very fun weekend!
Have a great Friday everyone – I’m off to