11.17 W(H)IP Wednesday
I did it! My sister’s quilt is off the frame. It’s always a thrill to finally see all the work come together into a quilt. There’s a magic that happens with the quilting that is hard to describe.
Through the whole process, only a section of the quilt is visible. It also has a little tension on the layers, so they tend to flatten out a bit. But unrolled from the frame, and laid out to relax, it’s finally a quilt. In this case, a big quilt! Excuse the funky photos ~ apparently good task lighting doesn’t make good photo lighting.
Just the binding is left, but I love the handwork. The furry girls love it, too.
So what’s next? I’m waiting for the backing fabric to arrive, but I’m loading Diana’s quilt top.
I have the machine threaded with King Tut Crushed Grapes. Which is ironic, since I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I like to pair my wine with whatever quilt I’m working on.
I think I know what the quilting will be. I have a pattern board I plan to use, but I also have pantographs coming and one in particular would be terrific with this quilt. Either way, this time next week I’ll be working on binding.
Kindle love update: If you’re waiting for the tutorial on my Kindle cover, it’s coming very soon. I ordered a Belkin booklight for my Kindle, so I’m adding the option of a zippered pocket on the back that could hold the booklight or charging cord.