I've been able to get almost two quilts completed.
All of the quilting is now done and just the ends need darned in and the binding done.
When it came time to quilting the borders - I was stumped. What to do? I came across this simple little freehand design with the loopy that carries on into making a double heart type of design which flows into another loopy. Love it! Unfortunately the borders are so dark that you can't see the design until you turn it over and look at the back - oh well, I'll make sure and use this pattern in another quilt. It's always nice to learn something different than regular meandering and loopy meandering - now I have something new in my quilting toolbox.
I then meander quilted the background of my little pumpkin quilt, but really wanted to add some dimension to the actual pumpkins. I had initially thought I would use one of my white marking pencils and then remembered this little tool that I had. It's called a Chaco Liner by Clover and it worked really great for marking on the sewing lines. I'll have to remember what drawer this gets put into when I'm done - very handy, and rubs right off!
And here is a bit closer up look at the quilting. Something so simple adds so much dimension and I think once it's hung up on the wall in the Fall I'll see a lot more of the dimension. This one will have to get tucked away for a few months, but at least it's ALMOST off my PhD list (see sidebar).
So there we have it - two very-close-to-being-finished projects. I have two quilts coming back from the machine quilter tomorrow and I need to get the binding done on them right away so these will have to sit patiently and wait their turn to have their binding completed. You will be seeing these one more time when they are all done.
Now I'm moving on this morning to working on the filler blocks for the Snowbound quilt. I'll be back later to show you my progress on that project.
I love long weekends . . .