I admit to being a bit lazy yesterday and didn’t get around to getting the binding on the quilt until late afternoon. Then I cleaned up the sewing room a bit, getting tables folded back up and put back in the closet and got the room vacuumed – it sure needed it. So nice to have room to walk through without squeezing past tables!
I had mentioned that the background fabric in the tumblers isn’t white but a batik – I took these two photos when I was getting ready to fold the binding in half to press I think the colors show up fairly well. This was a Hoffman Bali Water Color Batik but I do not remember the name of it – I have a big color chart but I am too lazy to pull it out to look but if anyone wants to know let me know and I will look. I love that kind of batik for using as solids as they have just enough color texture to really make it interesting.
The quilt is now folded nice and neatly so I can get to work on it. I know some have asked why fold it to sew on the binding when I mentioned it with past quilts – I find the quilts awkward to work with if they are bunched up all over the place when I am sewing binding on. I know some of you like to drape it all over you – I guess that would be ok if I was really cold but it is almost 100 every day lately and this feels better LOL in the summer even with the AC on a quilt draped all over me is too hot.
I fold the quilt front side to front side as I work from the back, I fold it several times until I get the long length to work with. Then I fold it a bit like above and sit almost to the middle of the couch and as I sew I unfold and have it on each side of me – it flows really nice and neatly and I can get my binding done rather quickly.
On the couch with it and stuck the first couple of clips on. Then I looked at it last night and thought – I need a night off! I didn’t do any sewing or quilting last night – I read a book instead – I will for sure sit down and quilt tonight – I need to get back to my routine – two nights of no quilting – I don’t want to start that habit – I want to get the stars done, maybe by the end of August? Not sure – would be nice if I could get it done after only two months and get the black applique Floral Fantasy on the frame.