I just spent my lunch hour browsing through my blog list - which is again waaaaay too long. Not humanly possible for me to do them all justice. Fellow blogger Crispy has a policy of commenting every blog she visits, I wish I'd have time to do that or the discipline to only look at a few blogs, sigh.
Anyway, I have a headache now because I've seen so many beautiful projects and have about 5 patterns I want to make.
Which brings me back to my WIPs - I'm actually kind of tired of them. I wish they were all done so that I can start a new project with a clean slate.
Hah, like that's ever going to happen!
Here's a little update of the bird quilt I made for my friend.
She loved loved loved it :) First there was a scream of delight about the quilt, then a little shriek - she does great shrieks! - as she looked at each diamond and spotted the birds, haha - it was hillarious :)
It took 3 days of travel and camping before we had a dry, well-lit spot to get started. I showed her the running stitch and off she went. I couldn't believe her first seam (outlining the blue diamonds) - the stitches were straight, even and small. Incredible. She actually got a bit more lax later, probably tired :) But what a natural she is and she really seemed to like it!
On the last evening of our vacation, I finally had a chance to show her the binding stitch, Mal's hidden ladder binding stitch (See new HOW TO's tutorial list on the right).
I'd forgotten to take a picture of the backing before, didn't I? Here it is, a nice soft and happy flanelette:
Oh, and last but not least, a cute story: My friend slept a lot in the car and on the day after we had the first quilting lesson, I caught her like this:
Think she's attached to the quilt??? :)
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