Monday, November 19, 2012
The Tropical Garden is ready to be gifted. I received the tropical backing fabric from my neighbor, and had set it aside for this one. Yesterday I finished the binding which was started on retreat. I used the completely-machine-sewn-binding method, found the blanket stitch really did make the backside of the binding look a little better than the straight stitch.
And the fourth doll quilt, Wonky Sixteen Patch, also got its backing, quilting and binding finished. I get a kick out of the black and white stripe binding!
We are packing up for our trip to St. Louis for Thanksgiving turkey and football. Granddaughter Samantha is a high school senior, a cheerleader, and marching band student director. Big final football game of her "career" this year, and lots of family doings.
Underneath I have charcoal grey and leftover yarns to start another pair with haphazard stripes, maybe on the way home. Eight hours in the car, sharing the driving still should give me 3-4 hours for progress.
Michigan dried cherries
Prius for good mileage
Posted by Sara at 4:50 PM