Yesterday, I complained because you couldn’t see my camel colored Coats and Clark 35 weight thread on a busy background.
Today, I’m complaining because you can. See it between the red and black fabrics? Yes, I picked a line where I didn’t go left or right and make a mistake that shows like a beacon in the night. And, in that light thread, that’s how I feel like they show. Anyway, I’ve picked a dark grey thread, very fine thread and am going to pull just that little bit out of the half dozen blocks I already put it in and replace it with the grey thread.
So, here’s where I’m going to really get freaky. Instead of laying a pattern over that black background floral, I’m going to FMQ around the print, which will transfer an outline of the print to the back and make the black background stand out on the front.
I’m going to try that on at least one block and see if I like it. If I do, you’ll get to see it. If I don’t, you’ll forget I teased you with it. Eventually.
Do you ever feel like you could put a binding on in your sleep? That’s what I felt like this morning. I was really watching TV, and then suddenly, it was done and ready for the hand work. I trimmed this quilt in advance, like Bonnie Hunter does, and then applied the binding. I do feel like I got a straighter line.
When I posted about that, a couple of people said they sew their bindings on with a quarter inch seam. I use 3/8. That way, a bit of batting gets folded into the binding, making the binding thick and full. Ever have a judge tell you your binding is loose? This will solve that. In order to fold it over and hand stitch to the back to hide the seam that attached the binding, you’ll have to fold over about an eighth of an inch of batting. There’s your binding tip of the day from my mentor to you.
This is the fabric Syd gave me as a focus for her next quilt.
Rosy pink, brown, and purple.
Just shoot me now.
I’ll be trolling for some yardage of this, so if anybody stumbles up on it on a bolt, please shout. This FQ came from a quilt show. Unknown store.
Be well. You know every quilter loves a good challenge. It’s always hunting season when you quilt.