I’ve been feeling rather guilty about the burgundy and cream cobblestone quilt that I’m making for my niece. With Christmas sewing to finish for gifts, then a holiday away, I haven’t touched it for quite a while. But, I’m pleased to say, I have been working away steadily over the last few days. The cobblestones were all sewn together, and I just needed to add a plain burgundy border to it. It doesn’t seem such a big job, does it, but it took me ages. Then I thought to myself, perhaps now would be a good time to make the binding. It would be terrible to be cutting the binding strips up when the quilt is completed to find I had run out of fabric! So that was a job well done, all stitched, and pressed in half. Of course, I did measure the binding to make sure I had more than enough.
The next job was to assemble my excess blocks to use as part of the backing. The backing takes a horrendous amount of fabric, doesn’t it? This strip goes down the middle so I have yet to stitch the rest of the backing fabric around the pieced blocks. But I’m getting there, one step at a time.
It is a good feeling when things are coming together. Wonder how I’ll feel when I’m down on my knees for hours pinning all the layers together? That is not my favourite part of quilt making.