Friday, September 2, 2011
Where did this week go?
I'm linking up with my fellow UFO Busters at Blackberry Creek.
I can't believe it's Friday already! I had another lofty list of goals for this week. The only thing I did was to take a picture. And I was barely able to do that! Between school and work and yoga (keeping my sore back strong!) and preparing for our camping trip this weekend, I was too busy to get to my sewing room. *slow tear escapes*
But I do have a FINISH to show! You've seen this beauty before. It's Our Wedding Quilt. You can read more about it here,here, here, and here.
I started two of these quilts last summer. The first finish went to our Reverend as a Thank You gift. The second one we get to keep!
The label is a piece of scrap from the first Wedding Quilt backing. I cut a heart and turned under a 1/4 inch seam allowance. I just wrote my name and the date on the label in archival ink. Then I started hand sewing it down. It looked horrible! So I pulled out the stitches and picked out a decorative stitch instead. I think it turned out really pretty.
The binding is a pretty tiny print calico. I know calico is not IN right now, but I like this fabric! That's all that matters. It's also used in the border.
I hand-stitched the back of the binding down. It went a lot faster this time, so I must be getting faster.
I have no self control. I took this picture during class. I'm so bad!
So that's my quilt! Just in time too. Our first wedding anniversary is today! (Love you babe!) We will be spending a weekend under the stars by the lake snuggling under Our Wedding Quilt. Gotta love it!