Sorry I disappeared for so long. We went to Las Vegas early last Saturday morning and came back on Monday. We had a great time celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary.
After our return, I scrambled with last minute Christmas preparations, but I managed to embroider this label for my Journey of a Quilter BOM project and get to the fabric store and find a good border fabric.
They had a perfect fuchsia that reads solid.
This is really the only place on the quilt where the quilting is really going to show up...I am planning on using this stencil and white perle cotton for all my quilting.
This floral fabric was a backing I picked up for $4 a yard a couple of months ago. I love it!!! The lime green will be the binding. The bright, modern fabrics were what really attracted me to this project in the first place, so in the end I decided to embrace them with the finishing. I hope to piece the back today and pin it for quilting!
I finished both of my Little Letters quilts yesterday. This is the bright version, quilted with a wavy stitch horizontally. I washed both of them this morning, so they shrank and crinkled up nicely.
Here is the backing which I found in my stash. I bought nothing for this bright one!!!
And the Little Letters country version. I did spend $5 and bought a creamy solid for the sashing and inner border.
This one I quilted with the wavy stitch vertically. I want to thank Temecula Quilt Co. for their Little Letters quilt along and free patterns! I had a great time participating and using up some scraps.
Today is the last regular football season game day and I am going to slow stitch the binding on this perpetual calendar today and trace some more month and holiday blocks for embroidering. To get inspired by more Slow Sunday Stitching visit http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com
My winter break is going great and I hope to spend this next week being productive in my sewing room!