Yep... by Sunday night I was looking at this...
I am definitely glad I did all the border in 1 swipe like I did... I did get some comments on that last time... but I would definitely do a border like this again and do it the way I did this so it all gets done at once :)
I finished up that border Monday morning... then while everyone was asleep (I wake EARLY!) .... I sewed on the binding I had made up a few weeks back just for this project.. I had "borrowed a bit to test out a featherweight for my honey but not much... look at what I had left!!
Once it was sewn to the front it was time to hand stitch it to the back... This really hurts my left thumb a lot so it took me 2 days to bind this little wall hanging ! lol
Finally it is washing away and comes out of the washer completely pencil free and BEAUTIFUL!!!! So pop it into the dryer for just a bit and I take it out to hang dry overnight! MISTAKE!
You will see how it hangs... I love it but will be rewashing it and blocking it! lol Lesson learned for a wall hanging!
Meanwhile... as it is drying and I sleep I wake Wednesday with a brainstorm of an idea... Connie made this top for my birthday present, I added borders, backing, and 2 layers of batting and quilted it uniquely... why not keep this piece as a favorite and add MY FIST APPLIQUE & EMBROIDERY to it....
I NEEDLE TURN Appliqued both circles ... First I appliqued the black plaid by simply marking a removable line around a rx bottle top of my daughters... trimmed to a scant 1/4" and did it easy as pie! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT??!!!! Okay it isn't perfect and I had perfect circles too but didn't want that... this is a rustic piece and I wanted this to be natural looking... I think I accomplished that :)
Meet Rustic Bulls Eye !!!!
Other than the wave that blocking should take care of... what do you all think?
Is this worthy of putting in Amy's Fall quilt festival??
For the books... it's final measurement is 35 1/4" x 36 1/2" long.. it started out 38" square.
Anyway.. when I got back a couple hours later... look what was waiting or me...
See how I will use it??
Hope you have a stellar week & weekend... I am planning on linking this finish and I look forward to replying to each of your comments on this post :)
Kelly at NTT (Needle and Thread Thursday) >>> Here
Whooping with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict (Friday) >>> Here
Richard & Tanya Quilts ~ Link a Finish Friday #179 >>> Here
Until my next post...