Today I’ve been enjoying some slow stitching time, hand stitching the binding down on my neutral strings donation quilt. This is always a very pleasant task, one which I quite enjoy.
Of course, before I got to this stage, I had to sit and machine quilt it. Once I removed Gemma from the chair by my sewing machine – with the quilt to be worked on draped over the back. It’s obviously nice and cozy there for her.
My turn on the chair now, Gemma
I kept the quilting simple, in the ditch around the sashing,serpentine stitch through each block, and wavy lines in the borders. Then today, when I had finished stitching the binding down, it was outside in the morning sunshine for a photo shoot. This single bed sized quilt will be donated to Foster Hope, a charity which looks after children in care.
This is the second quilt I have made using these neutral string blocks (not QAYG). I made a whole pile of the blocks some time ago, sewing the strips over very light Vilene when I was interested in taking part in one of Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery Quilts. That didn’t eventuate so I’m pleased to be putting these blocks to good use, and have enough still left for a cot quilt.