Thursday, 22 September 2011

Time to Bind it.

So, the other day, I found myself looking back in time through my blog, I'm really not sure how or why, but it happened. I realised that I started this quilt over a year ago. Over A Year!!! I know for some of you that is no big thing, and no, it's not the first project of mine which I've procrastinated over, but for some reason, that revelation gave me the kick up the bum I needed. This morning I put my already completed rows together, quilt as I go style. This afternoon I intend to close up the sashing strips on the back. (The method I'm using does this by hand) Then I just have to decide on what to bind with.
I have some yummy fig tree scraps which would work well, or does the busyness of the top require a plainer binding? I have more of the yummy buttery yellow which I used to sash the blocks.
In case you're wondering, this is a Moda Bake Shop pattern called 'Charming Stars' and the fabrics are pre cut charms of Fig Tree Quilts  'Gypsy Rose' and 'Dandelion Girl', with the odd piece of 'Mill House Inn' thrown in to make up numbers.
My back is sooo much better, it really has taken a leap over the last couple of days. Fingers crossed I may be able to go back to work next week. I'm due in the office on Wednesday then onto the floor on Thursday, so another whole week to recover. Thanks to everyone for the encouraging words and good wishes.
Right, I'm off to play.


Unknown said...

Pretty quilt!

Jane said...

It doesn't seem that long ago that you started this. It will be lovely to get it finished, looks lovely and hope you continue to get better quickly

Sinta Renee said...

Oh yeah! I love your MB:S quilt! I think Fig Tree fabrics are so wonderful and go together so well. This looks like a wonderful quilt for fall!

black bear cabin said...

wow...this is probably one of my favs! love the colors and the always a sucker for stars :) Glad to hear your back is feeling better too...hugs!

Mad about Craft said...

It's going to be a beautiful quilt!

Glad your back is getting better!

Cardygirl said...

Glad you are improving. The quilt is lovely and either binding would be fine!

Gari in AL said...

Your quilt is beautiful. And I am so glad you are feeling better. I hope your sucess with this quilt will get your quilting mojo going again.

AnnieO said...

Oh, I have lots of things older than that, but it is too pretty to keep under wraps any longer! Glad it's getting a turn in the stitching queue :)