Finishing the whole cloth quilt was the topic for this week with Leah.
Great tips on her post – especially for using machine stitching to sew your bindings down. I haven’t tried the machine stitched binding method yet but plan to on my growing stack of mug rugs.
Luckily, all my markings washed out (whew!). As I used 2 different marking methods (because the first one, Sewline, evaporated) I was a bit concerned. Slapped on the binding….and instead of using my typical (lazy) method of joining the binding with a straight line, I used the mitered method that Leah outlines. Worked like a charm. I don’t have the binding stitched down yet – but it’s in my stack of TV projects.
A couple non-Leah Day notes….
I ran across a cool piece of printed art a few weeks back. It’s called “Go Now and Live”. Here’s the link. Go read it now. I’ll wait…… Aren’t the words just lovely? It was written by Jeanette LeBlanc to her 21 year old self…..what she wishes she could have told her 21 year old self. I just love it. I’m planning to order the signed print and maybe even a t-shirt – I like it that much. I want it on the wall of my little house – to remind myself that it’s NEVER too late…..it’s never too late “to be wild, crazy and free”!
An update on my Klimt project: I’m not roaring along with progress as I’ve been working on other things – but I’m slowly putting strip sets together. I’m thinking of my fabric strips as brush strokes.
That’s all I’ve got for today…..