Sunday was a grim, wet, cold and miserable day, just right for staying in doors and playing with some bright and cheerful fabrics.
I've been dithering about how to quilt my batik strings for a week or two, and finally decided that as my trusty walking foot was already on my machine, some straight line quilting would be just fine.
I mean really, those lovely bright fabrics just speak for themselves don't they?
I kept it very simple. A row of stitches just inside the pretty squares.
And another outside the pretty squares.
Having quilted two quilts, even though they are quite small, my machine needed some love and defluffing.
Then it was time for binding. I found this amazing orange batik in my stash. Perfect for what I had in mind.
Last time I visited Cathy at the quilting shed, she was encouraging/challenging me to try something a little different. This is not quite what she was aiming me towards.
But I thought I might try this first.
The orange peeper, is not as narrow as I would like, but works beautifully with the green.
And I got to finish it with the machine, rather than by hand, so it was very quick too.
I have to say, I'm rather happy with that. Though I do want to try to get that peeper a little narrower.
I still have one more smaller quilt that needs to be quilted and bound.
Maybe it will get it's day this weekend.
Back to Kaffe tomorrow.
There is only one little bag of fabrics left!
Then I'll need to find another project.
Thanks for the scrap quilt suggestions.
Trailmix seems to be the winner.
I do like the simplicity of it.
It's a maybe.