I got the binding sewn on the antique wedding rings quilt.
You can call this one done! A lovely way to finish out the year, with a finish!
Using light and darks within the same color family really makes the rings sparkle! Here is what I managed for the back.
Could I have done better for the backing? Yes, but that would require a purchase. I would much rather use what I have on hand. I look forward to its yardage replacement.
Here is some quilting, but I specifically chose a panto that would lose itself in the top, as I want to showcase the top, not the quilting.
I got the side leaders sewn for my quilting machine. They are not photogenic by any means, but will be worth their weight in gold. If you are interested in making these, there is an easy instructional video on youtube, just click here.
And…….er……I started another project! In the midst of Frolic! I must be crazy! I am somewhat ashamed, as I have many projects going right now, but gosh I need to be challenged. After quilting for years, the challenge is just not there for much of what I do. I don’t want to sing the song, “The Thrill Is Gone”. That would be the end of my hobby.
So, what did I start this time you ask? Have you heard of the 365 quilt block challenge? Amazing what you end up with if you stick with it. In one of my previous posts, I noticed the lack of red in my strings and overall fabric stash. I am doing this challenge in reds. I am going scrappy, so low volume neutrals with some sort of reds or pinks. One of these blocks will probably be a redo and not make the cut. But so far I am enjoying this challenge.
Here is my favorite block so far.
What is so challenging you might ask? These blocks are only 6 inch blocks finished, and 6 1/2 unfinished. If you count the pieces in these pictures you will see over 50 pieces. To top that off, measurements are given in off, meaning you trim as you go. Because I know how to get accurate 1 1/2 inch blocks (unfinished hst’s) using the ruler method, I am recalculating fabric cuts and figuring out what I need to cut from that. So far so good. These blocks were rounding out the end of the challenge and probably harder blocks. But after a little research, alot of these blocks are like this. Not sure if this is the most intense or not. Will I be able to keep up? Nope.
What I can keep up with is saving the pdfs to do as time permits. Right now with time off, I have plenty of time to work what I can.
I found this video of the 365 block challenge on youtube and thought I would share someone else’s color way/perspective!
Fighting a migraine today. I went for years with NO headaches. Then all of a sudden bam, I get one, about once month. I hope this is not a hormone thing. I am thinking my brain is throwing a temper tantrum for caffeine. The light streaming through the windows hurts today. Talking today, makes me grimace. The first day is always the worst. It will slowly fade. I will continue to sew as I can focus on something other than the throb.
I am so enjoying the leisure of time off! Nothing is rushed, no anxiousness. Inner peace, or if you are a quilter, “piece”!
I would like to take the time to thank you, my readers. You have read along this year, and I sew appreciate you. It means a lot to me! I hope you have learned a thing or two and will continue to join me in my quilting journey!
Happy New Year! Cheers!