Little by little this quilt is getting done and give me about two more nights and it will be done! This much of the last border was done on Wednesday night – hard to show more when it is all rolled up!
I have complained of my lights for a long time and Mike found this track of lights that sticks on to the surface – LED lights and I will give them a try for awhile and see how they work. This string of lights which has an adhesive backing was found at Lowe’s it is 8 feet long and just about centered on the bar that holds my notion holder which still fits in place – just need to gently lift as I move it. It has a dimmer switch on it. It was about $37
Another quilt that got worked on yesterday was the Handful of Scraps. The backing took several pieces sewed together and then I went through the batting scraps – it ended up taking 3 long narrow pieces and then two narrow pieces fitted together to finish it off. I thought the pieces were larger than they were so had to put more together than I thought I would need to. Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict — Crazy Mom Quilts — Busy Hands Quilts —
I use a soft fusible tape that you iron on – those areas you notice just a slight difference when you are hand quilting but I have never had a problem with them sticking or quilting through. When I roll it on the frame I do not pull quite as tight as I would if it was all in one piece. Now it is all ready to be put on the frame as soon as Murrieta Stars comes off of it.
The pretty backing is from Primitive Gatherings and this one is called “Lakeside Gatherings” Before I started this quilt I won a fat eighth bundle of this fabric design from something I really don’t remember what now and I used a lot of it in this quilt and some others and then when I needed more neutrals I went in looking for some more and found plenty at that time.