Have had 3 days off so have been making progress with getting my Forget Me Not quilts ready for our groups exhibition next month. Was meeting day yesterday so took my Retro version along and got all the binding finally sewn down. So much easier when you are chatting Lol.
Photo's are before I got the stitching finished. Didn't have a clue what fabric to bind with but was thinking something dark or orange. Took the quilt to my local fabric shop and nothing was working, one of the girls said where is that neutral basket weave - out the back, hiding- and WOW it was the perfect fabric.
Now have hanging sleeves to add before 12th Aug, set up day. Am having a week off work so I can help out and DH is coming to help get all the quiltsup on their stands.
We are a very small group, only 29 members and our exhibition is biannual. Think we have 57 quilts this year
plus another 60 something smaller exhibits. Our group makes a couple of raffle quilts throughout the year plus other raffle prizes, last time we were able to donate nearly $2000-00 to charity organisations serving the Northland Area.
Took the opportunity while I was in Dargaville to go back to Country Dawn and found the perfect fabrics for my Love Entwined Diamond Borders
Feel so lucky to have them almost on my doorstep, only 60 km's away.
They are an on line fabric site based in Dargaville and have such a wide selection of fabrics life is easy, but I still couldn't find the pinks I wanted.
Decided I wanted to use my inspiration fabric instead of the triangles around my compass so with fussy cutting came up with this.
There was a gold line just outside the pattern edges and thinking it was giving me a wonderful trimming line I cut to that. Was I wrong!!!!
I did sample stitching to find my satin stitch size but still had to unpick my first one, luckily no holes in my background fabric.Every trace of black showed through my gold metallic thread so every trace of black had to come off !!!
And to today
I have been trying to get my head around those diamonds.
Used Esther's pattern page for fusible, traced it out as I don't have printable fusible, thought this looks quick and easy.While I am cutting them up I realise some go one way some are the other - have I stuffed up!!!!
I think I am okay, I will have two dark corners and two light corners. I like this so carrying on.
Hope you are all having as much fun as I am.