I usually have a finish on Monday morning, not today but here are some process pics for you.
Another installment in my ticker quilt, orange is done, more sparse than I’d like but I actually had a hard time finding orange scraps. I really should have done another yesterday but I got distracted with other stuff…namely this
I’ve been throwing around ideas on how to label my quilts. I’ve done the little ribbon across a back corner thing, written on in sharpie. Ehh, kind of primitive, not much room to write. I have 2 alphabets on my machine but they don’t stitch very well & I have to do it on a scrap & then applique it to the quilt. It rarely gets done, it’s hard to read…yesterday I pulled out my big ole Speedball screen printing box o’ fun and made a mini screen ala craftgrrl’s tutorial. This is real screen filler instead of Modge Podge or the like since I actually do have the kit. First print on paper, I touched up the screen & it’s ready to have a go at a real quilt. I’m simply going to write “made by” and the year with a sharpie around the bottom of the swirl. Love this! It’s similar to my tattoo, it’s repeatable for every quilt without much effort and I’ve never seen someone do this to a quilt they spent hours & hours on, I’m a risk taker!
Repeat pic before quilting but I’m also hand quilting this baby quilt, I have some of the charm square straight line quilting done and I’m buttonhole stitching around the flowers. My first real try at the stitch, it looks SO adorable, front and back! It’s backed with a turquoise solid, really wild with the green sashing, I might bind this in orange for even more zing. Edit, had to rip out buttonhole stitches, ugh, puckering.
It’s pouring down rain and I have some really. boring. work. sewing. to do today (sob!). Hopefully I can finish that and get back to fun quilting this afternoon. Please stop by Judy’s and QuiltStory and Freshly Pieced this week to see what everyone’s working on! Hopping on a new one, Canoe Ridge Creations! I’ve met some super nice sewers & quilters since I started playing along. Have a great week everyone!