Posted on | January 2, 2017 | 8 Comments
Happy New Year. It is always good to start with a holiday!
The Christmas/New Year break has been relatively quiet so I have been able to get back into some sewing. As is often the case, I had some Christmas UFOs to complete. So I got down to quilting and binding.
A finish!! I cut up the panel, added borders and included a background. The photo is a little dull as the quilt is under cover. After our crazy hot Christmas weather we are having a coolish day with drizzle. The heat will be back in 2 days time.
The billowy white shape behind the quilt is the apricot tree covered in netting. We have picked a handful already and decided we needed to net the tree before the birds discovered the fruit was ripe. I am planning some jam making and bottling by the end of the week.
The tall plant in the pot is a sunflower and has just opened.
Back to the quilt.
Straight lines in the borders and meandering in the background.
I outline quilted shapes in each panel then added more meandering.
I had a suitable green with a Christmas feel to use for the backing.
And of course I like to see the shadows created by the quilting when it is on the bed.
One UFO down – more to go. I have the next quilt sandwiched and ready to go.
I hope your year has started well and that 2017 is a happy and healthy one.
PS. Here’s another sunflower – looks like a mini – growing in our hot house.