It’s always thrilling when my door bell rings, as surely there are books at my door! Quilting, knitting, crocheting and stitching books bringing new inspiration for colorways and design ideas to make my head spin. Recently I received By the Bundle by Australian fabric designer and quilter, Emma Jean Jansen.
This week mom and I accomplished a couple of things, we sewed our quarter square triangles in rows and completed the quilt top except for the two narrow edges. Mom wants to add a little border in alternating blue and cream patches. The cream squares will give us the opportunity to quilt with variegated thread with something interesting – stay tuned for the result next Sunday.
For this quilt, mom is in control of the design and all that’s involved in planning the baby quilt. She would like to apply the binding by flipping over to the front the backing fabric. We want to make the most of the fabric we have, so she’ll make a big block of cream that covers’ the bigger portion of the quilt back and then cut strips of the fun stroller fabric to the cream fabric and bring the stroller fabric to the front to bind.
This is an idea of what the backing will look like once we cut 4 large strips and sew it to the cream fabric. Imagine it on all four edges.
Also, I’ve been giving some thought on the label and fallen in love with this little face. This is on paper, and I will have to see how much time I have to stitch it by hand, or try it out free motion on the sewing machine.
I’m so excited I’ll be going to the Quilts at the Creek, a quilt show put up at a pioneer village setting. It’s a family tradition now attend with mom and daughter – three generations going to a quilt show! As my mother would say, “Che bella passeggiata!” (what a lovely outing). I promise I will have pictures of it and the wonderful people and quilts I’ll find there. See you next week.