Summer has arrived!
Yippee I hear you all say - and the weather here in Taunton is certainly hot and sunny
But I don't mean the weather
The Summer round of the Four Seasons Quilt Swap has opened for registration - I've already emailed Margaret with my details. After all I have Autumn, Winter and Spring quilts - I wouldn't want to miss out on having a complete set would I?
I also spent a fair bit of yesterday working on the Spring Fling Round Robin I've been sent to quilt and complete.
Being as deeply entrenched in a hearts phase as I seem to be at present I couldn't resist quilting the odd heart or two - well the triangle shaped pieces cried out for them really
Finally Kate had passed on a piece of the brown stripe you see along the edges of the label with the very sensible suggestion that it would make an excellent binding.
I totally agreed. However I really am not comfortable with doing straight bindings and always go for bias myself. As there wasn't sufficient of the stripe to run with this method I decided to use some of the brown, pink and green flowered I received in a swap for one of the heart quilts instead. I think it picks up the elements in the quilt quite well
This has been an odd experience for me - quilting someone else's work. I know a lot of you ladies with longarm machines do it for a living, but it was a first for me and felt rather strange.
Not an unpleasant experience though, just different and I'd happily repeat it if another chance came along