|Look at that gorgeous blue sky!! Ignore the pegs on the line! LOL|
A couple of blocks I particularly liked...
I even cut into my precious stash of Amy Butler. Here's the Kombi van; I also used the Icecream truck print.
Can't remember the name of this print but I love the contrast between the hearts and the Kona solid. I believe the hearts was one of the first fabrics I ordered from Fabric Shack; it was never quite 'right' for other projects.
I'm also particularly happy with the free motion quilting. It was heaps of fun to do, but lordy, lordy, I hadn't realised just how much thread it uses!! The Bernina was well worth the money spent just for that (although I am still feeling some guilt over the cost of the new machine. Mum came through with a cheque for Xmas, but still, we could have bought a new couch for that money.)
I machine stitched the binding as usual, but had to go back over it in a few spots where it hadn't caught on the back. I cut this binding at 2.25" rather than 2.5" as I only j-u-s-t had enough but it meant there wasn't as much binding to 'play' with at the back. Overall though, I think it looks neater so I think I'll use the narrower binding again in the future.
Once again, the backing was from Ikea, pieced in the middle to make it wide enough.
Now I just have to work out what to charge her. I used a few scrap fabrics for the front, but with the fabric I did purchase + wadding + thread, it's around $100 already. I just don't feel I can justify charging for my time when I get so much enjoyment from the creating side. Still mulling that one over.
And now I'm starting on a project from this fantastic quilter and her book "The Practical Guide to Patchwork".