Steadily working on My Canada, every free moment I get. Finished the appliqued beaver, and filled in the last spaces with trees. Now to decide on layout.
Subtle differences, not quite right.
This is the final decision…
I have now added a white border all the way around.
And it’s time to start pinning.
I found some Canada-esk fleece for the back. Maple leaf in a mac jacket print. That’s Canadian, eh?
So now for the quilting. I tried to start planning what/how I would quilt this as I pinned. Grand plans, but we’ll see how time goes.
Clock-a-ticking, I will start free motion quilting tomorrow night.
There’s this funny thing about quilting. Every quilter I know has a stash, small, medium or ridiculously big. as a general rule, we all love to buy fabric and treasure it and use it too. For me part of my stash is making use and using it up. Ultimately I dream of using up every last piece of fabric in my stash to make beautiful things. But there is a further expression to Stash…a quilter’s stable of fabric. STABLE…stash accumulation beyond life expectancy. sigh, there is never enough time to quilt. And what a sad life if one only quilted and there was nothing else. So, I guess balance.
In the mean time, it is very satisfying to use up all of a fabric bundle. In this Not a bargello quilt, I have managed to use up all the fabric. Not that I don’t like these fabrics, but I am ready to move on and not have them haunting me anymore. Patch work on the back helps use it all up.
And I like having that little touch of the bargello remnant.
On using up all the bits, I piece together batting when I don’t have enough.
Even these little bits will get patched together for potholders one day.
And so the quilt progresses. Yay.
All pinned now and I have begun quilting. I have mentioned before that my least favorite part of making a quilt is the basting, but when I started pinning, I was having troubles planning the quilting. As I pinned, I came up with a plan. So I guess the process was helpful.
Wishing you a good week of satisfying sewing and using up.