Macaroni Love Story: A Strip Quilt
I chose the binding fabric,
stitched it on
and c'est fini.
I am so happy with how
the quilt that took me one day to cut, piece, and sandwich
and three months to actually finish
I made some wonky blocks using scrap fabric
and some selvedge pieces.
I also threw in a couple strips to tie front and back together.
I stitched in the ditch of every strip and then 1/4" on either side of each seam.
I love the straight, unevenness of it.
I was using a wavy stitch.
After I had about 16" finished, I realized I hated it.
So I cut the bottom of the quilt off,
and turned it into two doll quilts
for my two girls.
Waste not, want not.
so they could tell the blankets apart.
Elena's is on the left,
Stella's on the right.
I machine stitched the binding on this quilt.
It's the first time I've not hand-stitched the back of the binding
on a large quilt,
and it turned out rather well.
I have a few more quilting projects in the works.
I'm going to try my hand at a rag quilt,
and I'm going to make something using Aneela Hoey's Sherbet Pips line.
Which I was lucky enough to receive from my father
for my birthday.
PS: Happy Cinco de Mayo! May you have a very festive holiday-from-another-country-that-is-only-celebrated-in-America. Also, happy birthday to my dear friend George, and a belated HB to Lance Throttle, and Angie!