There’s been very little sewing this weekend. With the arrival of warmer weather, my husband’s good friend from college came up from the weekend. He’s always been a personal favorite of mine, which was only solidified this weekend when he complimented my quilting and made the guest bed. I knew he was one of the good ones.
We spent Saturday down the shore (check out my Jersey lingo coming out!)
Reading, people watching, and eating seafood.
I did manage to squeeze in some quilting, though. After Wednesday’s post I was so thankful that I asked for quilting advice from y’all on my newest baby quilt! There were so many suggestions and I decided that Adrianne was a genius for seeing an X where I just saw a granny square. So I’ve quilted two of the quadrants and started on the other 2. It’s kind of hard to see at this point, but trust me, I can’t stop petting it.
Of course, this weeks blogging advice is on photography from Tessa, and here I am sharing crappy indoor iPhone photos. I apologize for my general failure today!
To get the quilting lines straight past the outside squares, I took Laura’s advice and used blue painters tape. (And again, completely failed. Didn’t take one photo. What is wrong with me?) I will say that while it got the job done, and my quilting would be much wonkier without it, I think next time I’ll use masking tape. The painters tape wasn’t quuuuiiiittttteeee sticky enough.
So, you get the point!
I have the binding fabric in hand, and I promise, come hell or high water this week I will take a proper outdoor photo of this beaut. My goal is to finish it up by Thursday so I can take it to my Guild Meeting. Since, you know, prior to this month’s meeting I was just taking them quilt tops for show and tell.
Happy Monday to ya, friends, and I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Thank you for all of your encouragement on this quilt – I’m so glad you shared!