Thanks for all suggestions on the binding. When I woke up yesterday I had already changed my mind on the binding choices. LOL I think I must have been dreaming about it Tuesday night as after I had breakfast and morning coffee I was at the fabric shelf pulling out a stripe that I had – yes I remembered it right and I decided it was what I wanted. Some of you might not like it of course – but it is my quilt and I do! While I was preparing for cutting the strips and getting the ironing board out to press the sky was getting darker and darker, Mike had already left for the fitness center as he goes before work in the morning as he hasn’t been working until close to noon. I turned the tv on to check the weather and grabbed the phone too – we were in tornado warning – we get a phone alert for our area and the phone had not rung so I knew it wasn’t heading to my house but it was in the county. Sure enough the tv said tornado conditions and heading to where my hubby was. Sent him a text and the sirens had already gone off in town and everyone in the fitness center was told to take shelter in the changing rooms which are the centers tornado shelter. Melanie was at her job at the library and they take shelter in the bathrooms which are in the center of the building – she was doing story time for the children that had already assembled on the bathroom floor keeping them entertained as the sirens were blasting. No tornado touched down! Good news – there were some trees down and power outages, but no major damage. Out here in the country we had rain all day and thunderstorms and bad wind – enough that I sat in the hallway were I could see the tv but away from windows in case any trees came down for about 20 minutes.
Finally the storms lessen, I came out of the hallway and got back to cutting binding and machine stitched the binding to the quilt – it is now ready for hand stitching.There is a little green in the strips and other colors to go with patchwork – overall I like it better than the two colors I showed yesterday – I didn’t get much stitching done though I was reading most of the day – I have the new John Sandford book – Golden Prey – I am always enthralled with his books and can’t put them down until I am done with them just about.
Now some of you have suggested because I have a big dining room table I need to make the dining room my new sewing room and eat in the kitchen – no can do – no eat in space in the kitchen. We added the dining space to the house two years ago and the area that was the eat in kitchen became part of the kitchen. My kitchen to laundry area is now 25 feet long by 8.5 feet wide. Then dining room is 9 x 12.5 feet.
The kitchen to the laundry room
The dining room on the end with a really nice big open door way so it really isn’t a complete separate room
Nope I didn’t get around to sewing the borders on the star quilt – maybe today? But the table is pushed back to a smaller table now that suits the room so much better – more room to walk around it!