Yesterday was spent putting the edgings on the SRF quilt. This is a small lap quilt or large wall hanging… only 44″ square. I was all excited about having it put together and grabbed the large quilt hoop off the hanger in my workroom…spent 45 minutes putting the batting, liner and top together just so… pinned it and placed it in the hoop. Then the big flop of the day was my effort at hand quilting. I do so envy the beauty that my DDL embeds in her quilts with her perfect, tiny hand stitching… I even bought the very small quilting needles that she recommends. But alas, my needle seems to have a mind of it’s own and when the quilt is turned over and you look at the back, it seems that a precocious child has been at play with a needle and thread. So… back to the drawing board … the stitches were removed, the back and the batting were unpinned and I decided to embroidery the lightest yellow path with vining and perhaps small flowers and then machine quilt it. The leaves will be put in using a detached chain stitch and then possibly a ribbon rose… the jury is still out on that one. There will be another dark red binding to close the quilt.
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