Saturday, June 15, 2013
I finished the binding on Orca Bay yesterday evening while Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet was playing in the background. (Required for Daniel's online humanities class). I used this really nice tutorial for a two-color, all machine-sewn binding, and it came out great! Pictures when I get a chance. It's my first quilt finish in a long time.
I also started a new quilt project, inspired by this quilt I saw at Pine Needles Quilts in Lake Oswego a few years ago. I have 2 yards of a nice barn-red fabric for the border blocks -- do you think that would be enough? The pattern itself is a modified Ohio Star, and I've saved scraps from my previous Civil War projects to have plenty for the blocks. Hmm. I may need to go fabric buying. Because I also need a backing for my Farmer's Wife quilt, which I want to start quilting soon. "Need" of course, is a relative term when it comes to fabric. But I do need thread. Time to schedule a trip to Fabric Depot.
"Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness."
— Ray Douglas Bradbury