I’ve been working off and on over the last wee while machine quilting one of last years RSC projects, made with Checkerboard blocks. This was a nice easy block to construct, and I enjoyed stitching several blocks each month in the nominated colour. In between my quilting sessions, Gemma has been helping by holding the WIP down to stop it escaping. Or maybe it’s just been a cozy place for her to settle down.
Gemma minding the quilt
With the quilting finally complete (it took me ages as I needed to pace myself) it was time to stitch the binding on. But where was the binding – I knew I had prepared it earlier and put it away safely. There it was, in the second place I looked, so I didn’t have to panic too much. I always like to get the binding prepared ahead of time. Then I settled down outside enjoying the mild Autumn weather and hand stitched the binding down.
With that job complete I had to get a damp cloth to get all the cat hair off the black borders. Hair from a Birman cat is extremely fine, and floats around in the air, and it is so noticeable on black fabric. There, all done, now for a photo. This quilt will be donated to Foster Hope Charity, and I’m going to ask for it to go to an older boy, or teenager.