Byrum Family Quilt is almost ready to be gifted!!!!
I finished the circles that made up the outermost border...
|Used chalk pencil by Bohin and a bowl to mark with :)|
|Interlocking circle design stitched in place :)|
|Basting all around the edges for a smooth n easy binding!|
a creamy light chocolate mottled binding :) It will bring back to the outer edges what there is plenty of throughout the center parts of the quilt as in the above shot :)
So this weekend... this is where you WILL find me!
Playing with Wonder Clips ( love them for binding!!!) I used Jenny Doan with MSQC vid HERE for binding and followed her most all the way... because my quilt is so large I didn't cut the excess until after I had sewn down the binding and it all turned out sooo nice! Thanks Jenny! lol
What I like most about her way of adding the binding is how easily she begins and ends the binding ... worth a watch and consideration for sure!
Music... aka Pandora... has really been prevelent in my quilting time. Billy Joel, Elton John, 70's rock has been fun to listen to... but now wondering if it might be time to listen to some Christmas faves! Even though it is a bit chilly this year here on Florida's east coast there is no snow coming for Christmas ... we haven't started decorating yet either and because we are in a cleaning cycle right now we my not decorate as soon as I would like! lol
Sooo.. back to my list after that little jaunt :) lol
Family time is flourishing around here... mainly because we are hosting a whole house clean up! lol Do you like that we are HOSTING!???
You see in my home we have my 16 year old daughter and 2 of my 3 grown sons... they are not the best cleaners so we have no decided it is time for a clean and spray all over the house... living in Florida bugs can be problematic... we don't have them and don't want them... so we are cleaning or encouraging self cleaning all the house... YES IN THE MIDST OF MY QUILTING DEADLINE! lol
So we are cleaning, I am quilting every spare minute or spending time chatting with my honey or my kids lately... turning on tunes for an extended session has been luxury time for me and time to recover from cleaning too! lol
Before the whole house cleaning started here my bestie Connie came for a visit for a few days...
November is usually so warm she even had beachside hotel time planned and followed through but it was our coldest day on record in many years that day with high winds and such so she decided to quilt.. and quilt while she was here she also did...
She was working on a quilt for her oldest granddaughter... her granddaughter Jaycee is about 10 years old and picked out all the fabrics for the quilt and arranged 4 patches in the quilt. There are blocks that she colored with crayon as well... as did Connie, Jaycee's mom, and Joycee's little sister... so this is a very special quilt she brought to work on for a christmas present! FUN!!!
While Connie was here I focused on remaking a well loved but worn out pillow that was my first hand quilting. I made it in October or so of 2011.
From the moment it was turned into a pillow with a LOT of my mom's help it as loved by my honey as my first finished piece... and he says it is just the perfect size snuggle pillow too! So Connie taught me to use a light board to transfer designs to fabric...
In the end I found it very easy but thought provoking to make the quilted top into a pillow and def something I could do on my own now :)
Finally, I will leave you with a view of fabrics for my next big quilt... a quilt for our living room!
December is a busy month for many so no linky party then... but for now! I am linking this post as it is sooo whoopable... to Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict HERE.. and to my Laundry List Linky Party HERE
Cheers for meeting goals month after month.. not just for a blog party :)