Hey, friends! I am loving being home and sharing my quilts with my family. There is something special about sitting with my grandmothers and showing them the quilts I have made. Both of them have made quilts and are way better seamstresses than me, so hearing their thoughts has been very encouraging. I think this might go down as my favorite quilty memory. Also, being home means I have company while I sew!
The Chicopee St. Louis 16 Patch is finally quilted!
It’s hard to really see the quilting, but it’s straight line quilting.
I was excited to make a “larger” quilt and play with a scrappy back:
I adore these Shelburne Falls prints and luckily I have enough left over for some pillows. WINNING.
Here’s a closeup of the lime green and teal thread:
Now I’m off to bind this quilt – my first “larger” quilt! I think I’m going to try to machine bind it, so wish me luck! Also, any tips on washing quilts before you gift them? I would appreciate any and all suggestions. I hope you are all having quilty weeks and wonderful summers. Sorry for my delay in responding to emails as well. This week I was sidelined with a stomach virus and I am a terrible sick person. i.e. I wallow in bed and whine. Luckily for my family I’m back to 100%.
Today I’m linking up to WiP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and Needle and Thread Thursday where Kelly featured another Chicopee quilt of mine! You can really see my addiction there!