It’s been a busy old week with several social outings to attend, but I’ve managed to do some work on my two little nine patch cot quilts. These little blocks had been hanging about for ages and I stitched the rows together a while ago as leader and ender sewing. I can’t even remember why I made all these little nine patches, but it must have seemed a good idea at the time.
An hour or so sitting at the picnic table outside on a sunny day and they were all pinned up, and ready to go. And while I was thinking about it, I prepared the bindings too.
All pinned up and the bindings prepared
I admit I’m sometimes a bit slow with quilting ideas, but after reading about it for sometime on other blogs, I’ve just discovered that my machine will do a type of Serpentine stitch. Mind you, it's not called that in the manual, so I didn’t even know I had this stitch variation. Doesn’t it look pretty?
Pink nine patch all quilted
My hope is to get the blue quilt finished by Friday. My quilt club has a casual sewing day organized for Saturday so that will be ideal for me to take them along and get the bindings hand stitched down. I don’t usually bother unhooking my sewing machine from the cabinet and lugging it down to the hall on these sewing days, and much prefer to take along some hand stitching.