My “Alphabet Noel” quilt is done! I persevered with the machine quilting during the week, one block at a time, then machined the binding on. I always have trouble getting that last diagonal joining seam measured and done. This time, I had the binding all twisted and had to undo the last seam, goodness knows how that happened. Does anyone know about a fool proof video to show me how to get it right, first time, each time? I pinned the binding down in place on Saturday night while Robin was watching sport on TV, then today, spent several hours hand stitching it in place, and adding the label. There we go – job done.
Hand stitching the binding down
I enjoyed every minute of stitching these Christmas Alphabet blocks, and was in no rush to finish this project. Designed by Michelle Ridgeway of Rag Tag Stitchin, these blocks came away with us as we travelled the country in our caravan, came to Sew Wot mornings and quilt club stitching days, and probably took me two years to complete. No matter, it was my slow stitching project and I knew it would take some time.
I changed a few of the blocks, and added four more of Michelle’s designs to give me thirty blocks, so I could have a 5X6 setting. Can you make out the wonky star quilting on the back?
Let me show you some of my favourite blocks.
R is for Reindeer, W is for (Christmas) Wreath
Y is for Yule Log
I do so enjoy doing this type of stitchery, it is lovely and relaxing. Many thanks to Michelle of Rag Tag Stitchin for her wonderful designs.