The hot summer days are here to stay and we just have to learn to live with it and do our outside work in the early morning and evenings. Because of that I haven’t gotten much work done on Wagon’s West at the quilting frame lately as evening is when I normally sit and quilt and lately I have been doing yard work as the sun goes down and then when it is dark I have been sitting on the porch enjoying being outside.
In the heat of the afternoon I was at the dining room table basting 3 pieces of batting together for the Butterfly Parade. I thought I had a crib size batting but I didn’t and I did not want to cut into a king or queen that I do have. I had enough of a wool batting left stuffed in the bag that would work. I normally use the heat basting tape for this but I didn’t know how it would work on wool so I thought I would just baste in large stitches instead.
When you get done you can barely see it and I will trim just a little away from this still before I pin baste the quilt together.
With a narrow white sashing around it – and the binding will be a print to pull it together with the prints in the body of the quilt.
I moved Handful of Scraps back to the middle of the design wall and you can see the newest flower that I started on the right side.
As quilters are I know we all do this –or most of us that is there are some mighty strong women – quilters who might have self control so if you are one of them sorry – I bought a fat quarter bundle about 3 years ago because I liked it – it just grabbed me and I had to have it (besides it was on sale so a really good deal) – and then didn’t know what to use it for – I kept it on a shelf so I could look at it and remind myself it was there. Over the years I had ideas and then no for some reason or another I thought no it wouldn’t work – well I finally saw a pattern that I think well work – A very busy Dresden Plate – I saw it on My Quilt Infatuation. I won’t post the photo here as it is someone else’s quilt – but you can see the detail on Maryse Makes Things. The fabric bundle that I want to use is Russian Traditions – which I haven’t seen now any place since I bought it.
I know I have fabric that I bought 10 years ago easily (ok some my be a bit older) still sitting on the shelves – how about you? Older?